THE ROYAL IRISH ACADEMY IS IRELAND'S LEADING BODY OF EXPERTS IN THE SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES

The Royal Irish Academy/Acadamh Ríoga na hÉireann champions research. We identify and recognise Ireland’s world class researchers. We support scholarship and promote awareness of how science and the humanities enrich our lives and benefit society. We believe that good research needs to be promoted, sustained and communicated. The Academy is run by a Council of its members. Membership is by election and considered the highest academic honour in Ireland.

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Library

Due to the introduction of Covid-19 Level 5 restrictions, we regret that Academy buildings, including the Library, are temporarily closed to the public​.

In the meantime we invite you to view our online exhibitions, listen to past lectures and conferences, read the Library’s Blog posts and explore our other digital collections. Our online catalogue is freely available and includes many digitised items from our Prints and Drawings Collections. For enquiries email library@ria.ie and the librarian on duty will get back to you. You can also follow us on Twitter @Library_RIA and Instagram @rialibrary

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Latest news and events

Get up to date library news and information about our upcoming events and exhibitions

Recent audio recordings

Listen back to audio recordings of some of the Library's recent events

Latest blog posts

Catch up on the latest posts on From the Reading Room: Royal Irish Academy Library Blog

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