Freedom of Information

Section 8 of the Freedom of Information Act 2014 requires FOI bodies to prepare and publish a scheme concerning the publication of information by the body in conformity with a model publication scheme or guidelines made by the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform. This allows for the publication or giving of records outside of FOI provided that such publication or giving of access is not prohibited by law. The scheme commits FOI bodies to make information available as part of their normal business activities in accordance with the scheme.   The Publication Scheme must be made publicly available by 14th April, 2016.  There is no requirement to provide information retrospectively, rather current information from the date of publication of the scheme or as otherwise indicated.

The Act requires that in preparing, reviewing or revising a publication scheme, an FOI body shall have regard to the public interest in:

(a) allowing public access to information held by the FOI body;

(b) the publication of reasons for decisions made by the FOI body; and

(c) publishing information of relevance or interest to the general public in relation to its activities and functions generally.

Information About the Chester Beatty Library


Establishment of the Chester Beatty

Roles, Responsibilities and Functions

Governance/Management Arrangements

The Board of Trustees


Corporate Plans and Strategies

Statement of Strategy

Annual Reoports

Organisational Structure

Organisational Chart

Grading Structure

Location and Contact Details


Contact Details

Further Information for Overseas Visitors

Service Level Agreements

Service Level Agreements 2017

Codes of Practice and Guidelines

Child Protection and Welfare Policy

Making a Freedom of Information request: guidelines

Policies Relating to the Collections

Services Provided to the Public


Collections - Find out more

Current Public Programme

Public Programme - Find out more

Education Services

Education Services - Find out more


Exhibitions - Find out more


Giftshop - Find out more

Irish Language Scheme

Irish Language Scheme - Find out more

Membership Programme

Membership - Find out more

Photographic Services

Photo Services - Find out more

Research Facilities

Research Facilities - Find out more

Research Projects

Research Projects - Find out more

Silk Road Cafe

Silk Road Cafe - Find out more

Financial Information

Financial Statements

Financial Statements are included in the Annual Report

Annual Reports

Payments or Purchases for Goods and Services

Payments doc

Governance Board Member Remuneration


Procurement Policies

Procurement Guidelines

Current Tender Completions

Public Awards Contracts







Other Information

FOI Disclosure Log






Disclosure Log

Open today 10am–5pm

Monday to Friday 10am–5pm
Saturday 11am–5pm
Sunday 1pm–5pm

Closed Mondays: Nov - Feb

**Closed 1 Jan; Good Friday; 24-26 Dec & Monday Public Holidays.**

Admission is free
Suggested donation €5


Chester Beatty
Dublin Castle
Dublin 2
D02 AD92