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The Old Library Redevelopment Project

Conserving the Old Library for future generations

As one of the great libraries of the world, the Old Library is one of Ireland’s iconic treasures. It combines heritage and scholarship in its unique dual role as a world-class library and a national cultural institution. Its precious collections, spanning millennia have been in the care of the Library of Trinity College Dublin for over 400 years. But it now faces significant conservation and environmental challenges.

The Old Library Redevelopment Project will draw on the best 21st-century design and technology to safeguard the Old Library building and conserve its precious collections for future generations. It includes urgent structural and environmental upgrades; and the redevelopment of facilities in line with the best library and museum experiences around the world. The award-winning architects Heneghan Peng are leading a world-class design team in this transformative development.

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