Our Reading Room will reopen on 29 September, three days a week: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. 

We have a series of new procedures in place during the pandemic. Please visit our Planning Your Visit page for further information.

Please note that we will be open during the Level 3 restrictions but we ask that you follow our website and social media for updates.

We look forward to seeing you.



UCD Archives' core function is the curatorship of the archives of the university and the significant institutions which predated its foundation; and of those outstanding collections of private papers and institutional archives acquired and preserved to help document the foundation and development of modern Ireland.

The mission of UCD Archives is to achieve the highest standards in the performance of its core functions:

To identify and preserve collections of archives, papers and manuscripts of national significance, safeguarding the interests of depositors and supporting the teaching and research needs of the university and the wider community.

To identify and preserve those records of the university which are evidence of university functions and which have enduring significance, to support administration and research.

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'I would not have you in my place for anything...'

In a letter to his friend Cathal Brugha dated 30 September 1920, Terence MacSwiney, Lord Mayor of Cork, wrote the words...Read more.

Opening Hours:

UCD Archives reading room hours are:

From 29 September 2020, the Reading Room will open three days a week, on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Please visit our Planning Your Visit page for more information.

Confirmed appointment essential.

Contact UCD Archives:

UCD Archives, University College Dublin
James Joyce Library
Dublin 4

Duty Archivist, Telephone +353-1-716 7555 during Reading Room opening hours
Email archives@ucd.ie | Find us on campus