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.