Opening hours

You can make an appointment to view any of our materials by emailing nivalinfo(at) 

Telephone inquiries: 353.1.646.1102 / 353.1.636.4347

October – April (Term time)

  • Monday: By appointment only - 10:00pm – 5:00pm - please contact the library if you require an evening appointment.
  • Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday: 10:00am– 5:00pm
  • Friday: CLOSED

May - June  (Term time)

  • Monday: By appointment only - 10:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday: 10:00am– 5:00pm
  • Friday: CLOSED

June – September (Summer hours)

  • Monday: By appointment only - 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Friday: CLOSED 

NIVAL maintains a policy of maximum accessibility to the collections, consistent with the preservation of material and the practical and legal limitations on our resources.  Material is available on request and is reference only.  Access to the collection is free and without membership.  An appointment is highly recommended to view any of the Special Collections, as many of these are stored off-site.

NIVAL staff are available for assistance and advice on how best to use the resource.  The premises are fully wheelchair accessible.