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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Contact the Library & Research Service
Library & Research Service
Central Enquiry Desk
(01) 618 4701