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Local Studies, Genealogy & Archives

 *Due to ongoing Covid restrictions, the Local Studies, Genealogy & Archives Section of Kildare Library Service is closed to visitors at this time. Local Studies staff are available to take queries by emailing , while genealogical queries can be emailed to .*

Tel: 00353 (0)873611439 or (0)871651888


Kildare Local Studies Department

The Kildare Local Studies Collections hold an extensive collection of books, periodicals, maps, photographs and newspapers relating to the history and heritage of County Kildare. The Collection also holds a huge range of material relating to all aspects of Irish archaeology, history and heritage. 

Click here for details on services and resources, including online resources.

Click here for EHistory - Kildare Online Electronic History Journal

Kildare Genealogy

The Genealogy Dept. provides a professional genealogical research service to identify, collect and record historical and genealogical information relating to Co. Kildare.

Click here for information on sources, research fees and forms, and useful links


Researchers are welcome to access the County Archive collections in the reading room in Newbridge, by prior appointment. 

Click here for more information on the County Archive service.


View Historic buildings and religious sites of County Kildare.

Publications include books published by the library itself, and books by local writers