Half-day Library Visit Tour 5: Maynooth


Libraries: Maynooth University Library

Type of Library: academic

Total Distance Return Trip: 79 km

Meeting Point: Convention Centre Dublin

Price per person: € 8

Maynooth University offers an opportunity to view contrasting academic libraries on campus. The award winning John Paul II Library was extended to 10,200 sqm in 2012 and provides access to over 500,000 print materials  while the Pugin-designed Russell Library was completed in 1861 and provides access to 34000 rare printed works in a stunning, architecturally significant environment.  The Library’s special collections, shared across both sites range from Sumerian cuneiform tablets, medieval manuscripts, incunabula, rare printed items and unique archival collections.