The Local Studies Department acts as a reference and research centre for the local population and for requests from abroad.
A comprehensive collection of books, journals, newspapers and audio-visual material has been built up over the years and details can be viewed on the catalogue, click here.
Use of the facilities in this section is open to all and there are no charges except for photocopying and printing.
A full-time librarian is available to assist people with queries and research. In addition to the many historical reference materials available there is an extensive collection of Limerick-related materials held here. This local collection is an essential aid for anyone researching the history of Limerick.
Limerick Studies Archives is the repository for local government archives in County Limerick covering local authority archives and administrative records of older bodies including Board of Guardians and Rural District Councils. The service also covers archives of private origin relating to the county. Full details of the holdings are available from the Limerick Local Studies Department.
Access to archives is by appointment. For details of available collections or to arrange an appointment please contact the Executive Librarian.
Limerick City and County Libraries