RDS Library Catalogues

The RDS Library is undergoing an extensive cataloguing project. The RDS Library gratefully acknowledges the support of the Heritage Council and the Cultural Institutions Unit of the Department of Arts, Sport and Tourism in this project. 

Members can access their account information by using their Membership number and PIN. PINs are available in person from the Library Desk. Please bring your Membership card with you when you request your PIN.

Click one of the links below to search the RDS Library Catalogues.

Compter catalogue

Library Main Catalogue

The Main Catalogue contains records for books, pamphlets, journals, manuscripts, archival materials and special collections.

Founders book

RDS Publications Catalogue

This Catalogue contains records for books, journals, pamphlets and lectures published by the Royal Dublin Society.

Horse and Rider

RDS Photos Online

This digital collection contains images from the RDS Archive and is being added to continuously. RDS Photos Online is searchable. Users can also purchase and then download images directly to their computers for their personal use.

Old Dublin Society Logo

Old Dublin Society Collection Catalogue

The Old Dublin Society (ODS) library collection is held on permanent loan by the RDS. The books in the collection are for reference and research only and may not be borrowed.


FitzGerald Letters Catalogue

This archive contains the digitized images and transcripts of the correspondence of George Frances FitzGerald (1851-1901), the eminent Irish scientist who played an important role in the development of electromagnetic theory. 


Further information about material in the Library is available from the Library Desk at +353 (0)1 240 7254 or via email at librarydesk@rds.ie

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