The Reference and Local Studies Department is located in the Central Library at the Granary. Use of the facilities in this section is open to all and there are no charges except for photocopying and printing. A full-time librarian is available at the reference department to assist people with queries and research. In addition to the many historical reference materials available there is an extensive collection of Limerick-related materials held here. This local collection is an essential aid for anyone researching the history of Limerick.
See our extensive Local Studies online resources below (scroll down for main menu)
If you prefer, you can see a Catalogue of the Local Studies online in list format here
Latest addition - The Irish Tourist Association County Limerick Survey 
The Séamus Ó Ceallaigh GAA Collection - Part I - Books, Part II - Journals, Part III - the Great Limerick Sportsmen series and Part IV - The Limerick GAA Clubs files
Limerick City & County Trades and Street Directories (full scans of all of the Limerick City & County-related pages from all the directories in the library collection)
- Use Google Custom Search to search across all of the local studies content
Have a look at some very nice charts of the Shannon River & Estuary from the 1837 Shannon Navigation Report here -
Have a lucky dip into our Local Studies Files - click here for a visit to one of the files!
Contact Limerick City & County Library local studies department : Mike Maguire - firstname.lastname@example.org