Lord Mayor’s Certificate in Local Studies, 2019-2020

Local StudiesThe Lord Mayor’s Certificate in Local Studies will be offered at Dublin City Library and Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street, D2 on Tuesday evenings from September 2019 until end March 2020.

Be a Summer Star!

Summer Stars logo How can you explore faraway planets, maybe meet aliens or communicate with artificial intelligence, all from the safety of planet earth? By getting down to your local library! Dublin City Libraries are getting ready to roll out the Summer Stars Reading Adventure for 2019. Summer Stars is an exciting reading-based challenge which is available free of charge to all children in Dublin.

It will run in all of our libraries over the summer so you have plenty of time to complete the challenge if you sign up early. Children are invited to register for the adventure from Saturday June 15th!

Idaho wins the 2019 International DUBLIN Literary Award

Idaho book cover American author Emily Ruskovich has won the 2019 International DUBLIN Literary Award for her novel Idaho. Set in the Idaho Pandandle it tells the sory of the impact of an shocking act of violence on a family. The winning novel was chosen from a total of 141 titles, nominated by libraries in 115 cities across 41 countries. Idaho was nominated by the public library in Brugge, Belgium.

New Non-Fiction Books for June

New Books New Non-Fiction books at Dublin City Libraries this June.

New Children's Books for June

New Books New children's books at Dublin City Libraries this June.

New Fiction Books for June

New Fiction New fiction at Dublin City Libraries this June. Looking for a brief escape from the bleakness that is this June weather?

Staff Picks - What to read while waiting for the most popular autobiography of 2019

Staff Picks JuneAre you one of the 1,200 people currently on the libraries waiting list for Becoming by Michelle Obama?

When Dublin telephonists challenged the government

It is frequently claimed that the EU gave us equality, and certainly it has helped to have Equal Pay and Equal Treatment Directives, but it was frequently women workers who forced the government to implement the improvements in their employment conditions to which new legislation entitled them. If laborious industrial relations procedures did not deliver for them, the women were quite prepared to take to the streets to insist that they be treated fairly.

June Public Holiday Arrangements

summer readingDublin City Public Libraries will be closed from Saturday 1 to Monday 3 June 2018 (inclusive). Branch libraries will re-open on Tuesday 4 June 2019.

Access eResources 24/7

Don't forget you can access our collection of eBooks, eAudiobooks, digital magazines, comics, graphic novels and databases over the June public holiday:

Plus explore Dublin's history through our digital repository with its vast collection of old photos, maps and ephemera.

Online Renewals

Finglas travellers: a snapshot

As part of our commitment to exploring local history, and due to the large Traveller Community in the area, notices were displayed in Finglas Library in early 2019 looking for old photographs of Travellers. Sr. Patricia Lahiff, an educator and community worker based in Finglas since the 1970s, made contact.