The GAA Archive Reading Room Rules

The GAA Library and Archive

Dedicated to preserving the historical records and archives of the GAA

Reading Room Rules

Archives are unique, irreplaceable and fragile, for that reason alone the following rules must be obeyed at all times:

General Rules

No ink, tip-ex, food, drink etc can be brought into the research room. The only items allowed are notepads, pencils and lap-tops.

In the interest of security no bags, overcoats, folders etc are permitted in the research room.

Mobile phones, ipods etc must be turned off.

Under no circumstances are notes, comments, corrections, footnotes etc to be made to any of the documents. To do so will result in immediate eviction and possible criminal damages.

Under no circumstances are documents to be removed from the reading room by any researcher.

Gloves must be worn by researchers when requested by the archivist (usually when photographic/print material is being handled)

Book stands/rests must be used when requested by the archivist (usually when consulting bound volumes with a delicate spine)

The Research Room closes for one hour for lunch (generally 1pm-2pm but at the discretion of the Archivist); under no circumstances will researchers be allowed to remain in the Research Room during lunch hour.


Photocopying is not available in the GAA Archive Research Room.