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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.


Staff Picks Short Stories

FictionIf you’re partial to a good short story collection, here are a few suggestions from our esteemed colleague Brian.
Grab your library card, click on the link to reserve your copy and enjoy!

History Document of the Month: Lepracaun Cartoon Collection

Cover of Lepracaun CartoonBritain faced similar issues ruling Ireland and India: both had to be held to maintain British international credibility and independence movements in both were driven in large part by religion.

New Fiction Books for May

New BooksNew fiction at Dublin City Libraries this May. Looking for a page-turning book to read as you bask in the sun, cool drink in hand?


New Non-Fiction Books for May

non-fictionDo you love learning more about the world and the human condition? How about learning a new skill or making a big life change? A non-fiction book can be just as inspirational and worthwhile a read as any work of fiction and we've gots lots of new titles to choose from this month!