The main functions of the Library are:
- to serve the needs of those in training for ministry in the Church of Ireland
- to assist in the continuing Christian education of clergy and laity
- to act as a reference library for those seeking information about the Church of Ireland
- to provide a repository in which the archives and manuscripts of the Church can be stored, arranged and made available to researchers in a systematic fashion.
The Library does not provide a genealogical research service. Specific details can be checked for a fee but general genealogical research cannot be undertaken by the Library staff.
Researchers are welcome to undertake their own research in the Library during the normal opening hours.
Researchers who cannot undertake their own research can find a list of professional researchers at www.apgi.ie.