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 In addition to the many historical reference materials available there is an extensive collection of Limerick-related materials held here.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)
We will be hosting various events, including a special series of lectures in early 2016, to mark the centenary of the 1916 Rising. We have also created a special page here where we will add various 1916 and War of Independence materials during the course of the next year.
Newly added to Local Studies online - The Lenten Pastoral Letters of Bishop Edward Thomas O'Dwyer
Latest addition - The Irish Tourist Association County Limerick Survey 
Recent addition to the Local Studies online -The Séamus Ó Ceallaigh 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 our genealogy resources
- Latest addition to 'Books and Journals' section - Two Centuries of Popular Education : An Historical Survey of the Educational Institutions of Limerick by Michael V. (Milo) Spillane, 1973
Recent addition to 'Books and Journals' section - Limerick War News (journal from the Irish Civil War)
*New* WW1 Resource: Mapping Limerick's Casualties During World War One
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