The Library

The KAS library at Rothe House contains rich documentary archives and a broad collection of books with a focus on history, literature and archaeology in Kilkenny city and county. In addition to books, an important collection of local graveyard inscriptions, newspapers, periodicals, photographs and maps can be found in the KAS library.

About the library

KAS volunteers are on hand to facilitate research by library visitors. Visitors are welcome to visit the library at any of the three open sessions each week. No appointment is necessary if you wish to attend one of these sessions.

Opening hours

Tuesday 14:30 to 16:30
Wednesday 10:30 to 12:30
Saturday 14:30 to 16:30

About the archives

Archival collections are held in storage. If you wish to enquire about collections or to make an appointment to see an archive, email the librarian:

Book Catalogue

available in the library

Copying Services and Photography

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