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Name of Library: John Paul II Library

Address: National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland

Town: Maynooth

Telephone: 353 1 708 3884

Fax: 353 1 628 6008

E-mail: Reader.Services@may.ie


Alternative names


Andrew Sliney

Job Title

Post-1850 Collections Theology Subject Librarian

Purpose and main user community of the library

Staff, reserachers, under-and post-graduates of NUI Maynooth and St. Patrick's College

Terms of access

Appointment or institutional letter only during Feb, June, July, August, Sept, Oct. These times

can vary with semesterisation 4 week access fee 20 euros; annual fee with borrowing 300.

Euros. ALCID academic libraries cooperating in Ireland. All staff and postgrads have access

to all university libraries and some special also. SCONUL Xtra scheme from Jan 2004

Opening hours

Semester: M-Th 08.30-22.00; F 08.30-19.00; Vacation: 09.00-17.00. Saturday access varies

throughout the semester.

Disabled access

Lift to levels 2&3; toilets on all floors.



Normal never, except for annual fee members and SCONUL Xtra from January 2004



Periodicals - Back Issues


Current Periodicals



Small collections of video, audio tapes, CDs, kits

Volumes added per year



Dogmatics and Moral, Scripture, Liturgy, ecclesiastical history, canon law, mission studies,

patrology, pastoral studies

Special Collections

Significant holdings of Catholic Truth Society pamphlets

Irish Catholic Directory 1836-

Maynooth College Kallendarium 1863-


Research resource

As the major seminary in Ireland founded in 1795 we hold one of the largest growing

collections relating to the Catholic Church, religion and theology.

Catalogue Type

Computer; Card

URL of catalogue


Other facilities

In general only photocopying and occasionally web but not online.

Full Time Staff 25

Part Time Staff 19

Voluntary Staff

Future plans


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