The Library & Research Service (L&RS) provides information and research services to Members of the Oireachtas. Our mission is to contribute to a well-informed parliament.

The parliamentary library delivers information services and manages a collection of contemporary and historical material to meet the needs of our users. The parliamentary research service delivers impartial research briefings to support the work of the Houses, committees and individual Members.

Treasures of the Oireachtas Library

Digital exhibition

Treasures of the Oireachtas Library

The Oireachtas Library holds a beautiful collection of historical material dating from the 16th century. To celebrate the centenary of the First Dáil we invited guest curators to explore the treasures in our collection and choose their favourites. Browse our galleries of images, video and text to learn more about our Special Collections and search our library catalogue to see what you can find!

Animated film

History of the Library & Research Service

Watch this short animated film telling the story of the Oireachtas Library & Research Service from 1922 to the present day.

View video

Documents Laid

We manage the collection of documents formally laid before the Houses of the Oireachtas. Government Departments and agencies can lay documents before the Houses of the Oireachtas via our online Documents Laid form.

Catalogue

Our collections range from the 16th century right up to the present day. Search our online catalogue to access our Documents Laid collection and our historical collection.

Research and analysis

We produce a series of research publications for Members on key issues. These include monthly Economic Indicators, Spotlights, Bill Digests and L&RS Notes.

Bibliography of Parliament

Our new Bibliography of Parliament in Ireland lists works relevant to parliament in Ireland since the foundation of Dáil Éireann in 1919. You can use the bibliography to generate references to sources such as books, journal articles, web pages and conference papers.

Constituency dashboards

Constituency dashboards provide an interactive online visualisation of Census 2016 data for each Dáil constituency. They are a great way to get the information you need about your constituency.

Historical documents

We hold a collection of historical documents dating from the 16th century. You can explore this important collection by browsing our digital exhibitions or searching our online catalogue.

Guide for researchers

Would you like to know how you can use our collections and services for your research project? Find out more about the L&RS in our guide for researchers.

Contact the Library & Research Service

Library & Research Service
Leinster House
Kildare Street
Dublin 2
D02 XR20

Central Enquiry Desk
(01) 618 4701

library.and.research@oireachtas.ie