Information for Researchers

To both accommodate remote working, and to ensure adequate time to research and retrieve materials, the Tiernan MacBride Library is now open by appointment only. If you wish to make an appointment for the library or special collections, please contact our librarian at library@irishfilm.ie.

All on site viewing is suspended until further notice. However, some material can be made available remotely. Please contact our access officer at access@irishfilm.ie if you have any queries about viewing AV material.

Read our Digital Preservation & Access Strategy HERE

Delivery instructions for production companies

The IFI Irish Film Archive preserves the collections of Screen Ireland, The Arts Council and the Broadcasting Commission of Ireland (BAI). Production companies/ filmmakers who are in receipt of funding from these organisations are contractually obliged to deliver a copy of their project to the IFI Archive along with supplementary materials. Instructions on what material must be submitted to the IFI along with instructions on how to do so can be found here.


The IFI is supported
by The Arts Council

Arts Council of Ireland