Borrower Information and Online Renewals
The Personal Record option allows you to check your information with your assigned PIN number. You can:
- check the information stored about yourself
- find out what titles you have on loan
- check your loan history
- find out if you have incurred any charges
- reserve items and identify any outstanding reservations
- renew items on loan if they not required by another library member
- leave a comment for your library and receive replies
- make a purchase suggestion
A PIN number is available at your local library on production of a valid library membership card.
The online catalogue lists all items in the Dublin City Public Libraries system. The catalogue enables you to:
- check in which libraries an item is held
- check if the item is currently available to borrow, may be reserved or is for reference use only
- reserve an item
- write a review of any item on the catalogue.
the catalogue can be searched by author, title or keyword.
If you can't find something in our catalogue why not try Borrowbooks.ie. Here you can search the online catalogues and websites of Irish public libraries, and request books, CDs, DVDs etc. via inter-library loan.
Digitised images from our collections include the Dublin City Council Photographic Collection which captures the rich history of the city during the 20th century, Treasures from the Collection, which offers a taste of some of the more interesting and unique items from the Dublin and Irish Collections and an online exhibition of conserved Wide Street Commission Maps from Dublin City Archives.
Dublinheritage.ie is a resource from Dublin City Public Libraries focusing on databases derived from printed and other historic records related to Dublin city and surrounding administrative areas.
- The Dublin City Electoral Lists database for the year 1939-40 (the Dublin City Electoral Lists for the years 1937 to 1964 can be viewed in the Dublin City Library and Archive)
- The Directory of Dublin Graveyards which covers all graveyards in the Dublin area.
- Community Memory database which lists all those named on commemorative plaques around Dublin city - in churches, public institutions and open spaces.
- Ancient Freemen of Dublin which list of all those admitted to the freedom of Dublin. The records cover the period from 1461 to 1491, and 1564 to 1774.
Access the following databases online and free of charge at all branches of Dublin City Public Libraries:
Irish Newspapers Archives
With the Irish Newspapers Archives you can search, retrieve and view newspapers from 1700s to the present. Newspapers featured include: Irish Independent, Sunday Independent, Galway City Tribune, The Connaught Telegraph, Donegal News, The Meath Chronicle, The Southern Star, Westmeath Examiner, The Guardian, Irish Farmers Journal, The Anglo-Celt, Sentinel, Connacht Tribune, Leitrim Observer, Munster Express, The Herald, The Freeman's Journal and The Nation.
Irish Times Digital Archive
View, search and retrieve the entire Irish Times Digital Archive from the first edition of 1859 to the present.
Access on Emerald full text articles from 240+ journals covering subjects such as business and management, accounting, economics, library and information science, social sciences, engineering, linguistics etc..
The Ireland Collection - JSTOR
The Ireland Collection contains titles and resources across the arts, humanities, and sciences in disciplines such as music, art, history, literature, archaeology, mathematics, and biology. Materials span from the 1780s to the present.
Vision - NET
Vision-net provides access to documents filed in the Irish Companies Registration Office. Limited information on UK and NI Company.
PLUS! Access from anywhere...
The Irish Dictionary of Biography online
The Dictionary of Irish Biography is the most comprehensive and authoritative biographical dictionary for Ireland. It contains over 9,000 signed biographical articles which describe and assess the careers of subjects in all fields of endeavour, including politics, law, religion, literature, journalism, architecture, painting, music, the stage, science, medicine, engineering, entertainment and sport.
Transparent Languages Online
Learn to listen, speak and write a new language in your library or at home with Transparent Language Online. This free online learning system includes over 80 foreign languages for English speakers and 24 English for speakers of other languages. Also features language learning on the go with Byki Mobile.
Use your library borrower number to register and create a username and password.
Dublin City Public Libraries working with the Department of Arts, Sport and Tourism, and others, to help you in your search for records of family history for past generations. There are over 1.3 million Church records of Baptism, Marriage and Death available to view free of charge on this website. Of these, 734,000 Church records are from Dublin City and 600,000 records are from Kerry.
Access the fulltext version of Encyclopaedia Britannica courtesy of Dublin City Public Libraries! From your home all you need is your Dublin City Public Libraries' membership number and pin. From any of the many public access PCs in our branch libraries, not even that!
Access our web portal, giving you our library user a single point of access to diverse resources on the web.
This page also serves as the default Internet home page on all computers in our branch libraries.
The Dublin City Library & Archive Web Guide (on delicious) offers a comprehensive list of recommended websites. Covering a wide range of subject areas, including the arts, education, employment and government, the guide will facilitate your search for information on the topic of your choice.
Use our web guide to find online catalogues for Ireland and Worldwide.
Find Irish Public Services information online.
...and elsewhere on the Web