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Borrow and Return Items using the Library App!

Mobile appDid you know that you can now borrow and return books and other items using the Self Service feature on the Dublin City Libraries app? Launched over three years ago, our library app has been a great way of accessing library services and your library account, finding your nearest library and checking the library catalogue. And now with even more functionality!

Computer Access in Browse-and-Collect Libraries

computeeUpdate (24th July): You can now access computers in the following branch libraries:

Ballyfermot, Ballymun, Cabra, Coolock, Pearse St., Raheny, Rathmines and Walkinstown libraries. Unfortunately social distancing requirements mean computers cannot be put into service in Pembroke library at this time.

Note: Free WiFi available in all our 'Browse-and-Collect' libraries.

Summer Stars Tumble Books with Adam Wreck

book titleCelebrate summer reading with Dublin City Libraries. There are a lot of books to enjoy from our TumbleBooks collection. Today, we have chosen a graphic novel called ‘Adam Wreck and the Kalosian Space Pirate’, written and illustrated by Michael S. Bracco. For two years, Adam has been travelling through the universe with his parents when they are attacked by alien pirates.

The Collector by John Fowles

book titleWithdrawn, uneducated and unloved, Frederick collects butterflies and takes photographs. He is obsessed with a beautiful stranger, the art student Miranda. When he wins the pools he buys a remote Sussex house and calmly abducts Miranda, believing she will grow to love him in time. Alone and desperate, Miranda must struggle to overcome her own prejudices and contempt if she is understand her captor, and so gain her freedom.

Summer Stars Tumble Books with The Salmon Bears

book titleCelebrate summer reading with Dublin City Libraries. There are a lot of books to enjoy from our TumbleBooks collection. Today, we have chosen a non-fiction book called ‘The Salmon Bears: Giants of the Great Bear Rainforest’, written by Ian McAllister and Nicholas Read. This book is all about the Great Bear Rainforest in Canada and the different types of bears that live there.

Summer Stars Tumble Books with Pippo the Fool

book titleCelebrate summer reading with Dublin City Libraries. There are a lot of books to enjoy from our TumbleBooks collection. Today, we have chosen a non-fiction book called ‘Pippo the Fool’, written by Tracey E. Fern and illustrated by Pau Estrada. This is the true story of a competition to build a dome over a cathedral in Florence and an extraordinary man known as Pippo the Fool who hoped to win the contest.

Summer Stars Tumble Books with The Miraculous Journey

book titleCelebrate summer reading with Dublin City Libraries. There are a lot of books to enjoy from our TumbleBooks collection.  Today, we have chosen an e-book called ‘The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane’, written by Kate DiCamillo and illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline. Edward Tulane is a china rabbit that belongs to a ten-year old girl named Abilene, who adores him. When he gets lost, he has lots of adventures as he is passed from owner to owner.

Human Sacrifice in Ancient Ireland

CeltsBog bodies suffered violent and grisly deaths. Of these bodies, the most famous, Cashel Man was discovered near Portlaoise in 2011, and at over 4000 years old, is said to be the oldest European bog body ever found with skin intact; then there is Old Croghan Man from Co. Offaly, and Clonycavan Man from Co. Meath.

Summer Stars Tumble Books with The Fossil Hunters

book titleCelebrate summer reading with Dublin City Libraries. There are a lot of books to enjoy from our TumbleBooks collection. Today, we have chosen ‘The Fossil Hunters’, written by Marilyn Helmer and illustrated by Dermot Walshe. Eight-year old Shelley cannot wait to go to her aunt and uncle’s house on Grey Rocks Lake so that she can play with her cousin Kyle. However, Kyle’s friend Marcus is also staying in the house and Shelley feels left out of the boys’ games.

Summer Stars Tumble Books with Nancy Drew

book titleCelebrate summer reading with Dublin City Libraries. There are a lot of books to enjoy from our TumbleBooks collection. Today, we have chosen a graphic novel called ‘Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew:  Small Volcanoes’, written by Stefan Petrucha and Sarah Kinney and illustrated by Stan Goldberg. When all the science projects that her classmates made go missing, Nancy Drew and her friends investigate.

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