Local Studies and Archives


Local Studies

As most people have an interest in the history of their own locality, a small local history collection has been placed in each branch library. 

The main collection is held at Library Headquarters in Roscommon town. 

Roscommon library also has an extensive collection of local history files which include copies of articles from journals, newspaper cuttings, maps etc relating to all aspects of Roscommon history, culture, archaeology, people and places. These files can be consulted in the library and copied if required.

We have a local studies area where researchers can consult the literature and use the microfilm reader and designated local studies computer.

Our Opening Hours are as Follows:

Tuesday  -      1pm to 8pm

Wednesday –  1pm to 5pm

Thursday –     1pm to 8pm

Friday –          10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm

Saturday –      10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm

Tel. 090 6637277 (Roscommon Branch Library)

Tel. 090 6637272 (Local Studies Staff)

Email: roslib@roscommoncoco.ie