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Name of Library: Central Catholic Library

Address: 74 Merrion Square, Dublin 2, Ireland

Town: Dublin

Telephone: 00 353 1 676 1264


E-mail: catholiclibrary@imagine.ie

Website: http://www.catholiclibrary.ie

Alternative names

The library also has a Gaelic name, which is Leabharlann an Chreidimh


Teresa Whitington

Job Title


Purpose and main user community of the library

Members of religious orders and communities, the laity, students of Catholicism and

Terms of access

Members of the public are free to come in with enquiries

Opening hours

M-F 11.00-18.30; Sa 11.00-17.00

Disabled access

Stairs leading up to front door and up to reference library


Only via ILL scheme




Periodicals - Back Issues


Current Periodicals



Small collection of both video and audio tapes available for loan

Volumes added per year



Scripture, Christology, patrology, church history, apologetics, theology, lives of the saints,

history of religious orders, the Catholic Church and science, spiritual life, homiletics, history of

Catholicism in Ireland

Special Collections

Collection covering all aspects e.g. Irish history, collection of set books both religious and

secular, 1,200 books relating to Catholicism printed before 1850, Catholic directories including

Irish Catholic directory



Research resource

History of Catholicism in Ireland. Also history of Catholic Church in general, moral theology,

church teaching as disseminated through encyclicals and other documents. Christology,

patrology, biblical studies

Catalogue Type

Card, sheaf

URL of catalogue


Other facilities


Full Time Staff 1

Part Time Staff 1

Voluntary Staff 30

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