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October – April: Monday to Saturday 09.30 to 17:00, Sunday 12:00 to 16:30

May – September: Monday to Saturday 08.30 to 17:00, Sunday 09.30 to 17:00.

Sunday hours apply on public holidays.

Online booking is strongly recommended and entry is timed.

Trinity students and staff are welcome to visit the Book of Kells & Old Library free of charge and they can bring up to 2 guests.

Pre-booking is essential.

To book go to and type your Trinity student or staff number into the promo code box. You can then choose the time slot available. These complimentary tickets are limited so if a time slot is not available, please try another.

Please note that there is a maximum number of complementary tickets that each student and staff member can avail of in a given academic year, once that number is reached the system will not allow access to further complementary tickets, nor can further tickets be accessed through our front of house team.


For enquiries please email (note: due to how busy the attraction is, please allow 1-2 days for responses).

Trinity alumni are welcome to visit the Book of Kells & Old Library free of charge and they can bring up to 2 guests. Pre-booking is essential.

To book please email with your preferred date and time of visit, allowing at least 3 working days’ notice.

Booking is subject to availability.


Tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded, except at the absolute discretion of the Visit Trinity team.

Primary-Secondary teachers: please contact for more information.

Educational groups: please book at the group rate on our website.

You can access a FREE Audio Tour of Book of Kells and Old Library, which can be used during your visit on your mobile device.

Simply download the Visit Trinity app which is available in all app stores.

Click here to download.

Non-flash photography is allowed for personal, non-commercial purposes in the Old Library, but photography of the Book of Kells is forbidden. This is due to the sensitive nature of the manuscript. Tripods are not permitted. It is the visitor’s responsibility to ensure no copyright is infringed.

Yes, the nearest accessible toilets for visitors are located:

Monday – Friday: The Arts Block (beside the Perch Café)

Saturday -Sunday: The Berkeley Library (inside the front door on the left)



The Old Library is fully wheelchair accessible. On arrival, please speak to one of our staff members who will arrange for a Library Guard to assist you in using our elevator and accessing all areas of the exhibition.

Concession tickets are available for the Book of Kells for senior citizens (those over 60 years old) and students. Students are required to present a valid student card upon entry.

Tours of Trinity campus can only be conducted through Trinity’s official tour operators and by authorized staff of the University. For further information email:

There are no parking facilities on campus. Pedestrian access is via College Green, Nassau Street or Pearse Street. The Book of Kells is located in the centre of Dublin near all main bus, tram and train routes.

No, small bags are permitted only. Unfortunately we have no lockers or left luggage facilities for suitcases or large bags.

The Book of Kells & Old Library is open 7 days a week. Book Now