The members of the Government Libraries Section work in a wide range of government departments and agencies, including:
- The Central Bank
- Chief State Solicitor’s Office
- The Courts Service
- The Director of Public Prosecutions
- Economic and Social Research Institute
- Farmleigh (OPW)
- Food Safety Authority of Ireland
- Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission
- Department of Health
- Houses of the Oireachtas
- Irish Blood Transfusion Service
- Department of Justice and Equality
- Law Reform Commission
- Legal Aid Board
- Met Éireann
- National Botanic Gardens (OPW)
- Office of Public Works
- Revenue Commissioners
- Department of Social Protection
- Department of Taoiseach
Some of the library and information services are open to the public. Details are as follows:
Family law, employment law, social welfare law, medical negligence, mental health law, wards of court, mediation/ alternative dispute resolution, criminal law.
Country of origin information, asylum/refugee law, immigration law, human rights, politics, anthropology.
Digital archive including Country of Origin Information (COI) and Query responses.
Refugee Documentation Centre only. Limited access to the collections. 10am – 12pm and 2pm to 17:00, Monday - Friday.
Met Éireann Library, Glasnevin Hill, Dublin 9
Meteorology, climatology and related subjects.
Meteorological Observations dating from 1855, Rainfall Records dating from 1863.
Strictly by appointment only. 10am-4pm, Monday – Friday.
Dublin Castle, Irish Office and Documents Laid Collections.
OPW Library & Information Unit, Jonathan Swift Street, Trim, Co. Meath
- OPW architectural drawings archive
- Nineteenth century arterial drainage reports
- OPW annual reports since 1831
By appointment. 10am– 1pm and 2pm – 4pm, Monday - Friday.
The National Botanic Gardens Library, National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin 9
Collection of rare books and periodicals ; Botanical Art ; archival material relating to the National Botanic Gardens.
By appointment. 9.30am – 1pm and 2pm – 4.45pm Monday – Friday.
Farmleigh Library, Office of Public Works, Farmleigh, Castleknock, Dublin 15
Benjamin Iveagh Collection of fine bindings and rare books.
By appointment for scholars and special interest groups. 10am – 12.30pm and 2pm – 5pm, Monday - Friday.
Revenue Library and Research Centre, Revenue Commissioners
D’Olier House, D’Olier Street, Dublin 2
By appointment, limited access to the collections. 9.30am – 5pm, Monday - Friday.
Department of Social Protection Library