The National Irish Visual Arts Library (NIVAL) is a public research resource dedicated to the documentation of 20th and 21st century Irish visual art and design. NIVAL collects, stores, and makes accessible for research an unparalleled collection of documentation about Irish art in all media. NIVAL maintains a policy of maximum accessibility to the collections, consistent with the preservation of material and the practical and legal limitations on our resources. Access to the collection is free and without membership.

An appointment is highly recommended to view any of the Special Collections, as many of these are stored off-site.

For access information and appointments, email