Tour 8: Maynooth

Maynooth University Library


Type of Library: academic

Total Distance Return Trip: 79 km

Meeting Point: Convention Centre Dublin

Price per person: € 10

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.