The Irish literary collections at the O'Neill Library include complete works and critical editions of all major Irish and Anglo-Irish writers and related works of criticism; Irish studies journal literature; and current and historical newspapers, including online and microform editions.
With extensive holdings documenting Irish culture from the late 1700s to the present, the Burns Library has made impressive gains in the areas of literature, art (especially the book arts), music, and history. Many of its literary collections, such as those of Samuel Beckett, William Butler Yeats and Seamus Heaney, are ranked among the best in the world. The researcher wanting to know more can access the list of Burns Library manuscript collections. Many of the Burns Library finding aids are also on the Irish Literary Collections Portal.