Marsh`s Library is the oldest public library in Ireland and contains approx. 25,000 handwritten volumes and a large number of first or early edition books.
All the collections include books on medicine, law, science, travel, navigation, mathematics, music, surveying, and classical literature.
A specific room is reserved for books and periodicals on Irish history from the last hundred years. In addition to these four collections, the library includes about three hundred manuscripts.
It is open for everybody, but booking in advance is essential for groups.