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The RDS Library & Archives hold the records of the RDS since its foundation, as well as a general library which contains over 100,000 volumes including over 4,000 relating to Ireland, many of them old and rare.

The collections of the RDS Library & Archives reflect our work programme in the areas of science, agriculture, industry, arts and equestrianism, especially within an Irish context. 

The RDS Library & Archives also provides access to electronic resources that are relevant to the RDS Collections including the RDS Digital ArchiveRDS Photos Online and the RDS Past Members database. RDS Members and researchers can access the Dictionary of Irish Biography and the JSTOR Ireland Collection onsite in the RDS Library.

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