Library News

Lord Mayor's Certificate in Local Studies, 2017-2018

Bang BangThe Lord Mayor's Certificate in Local Studies is offered by Dublin City Council as part of its commitment to life-long learning.  The course examines the local dimension of Ireland’s past and is presented in a lively and accessible manner.  Classes are held on Tuesday evenings to facilitate attendance by a broad range of people.

Commencing in September 2017, the Lord Mayor's Certificate in Local Studies will be taught at Dublin City Library and Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2.  The closing date for applications is 5.00 p.m. on Friday 1 September 2017. See the following form:-

Mobile Library Service Cancellation, 27 April

Mobile libraryDublin City Public Libraries regrets that the Mobile Library is unable to provide a service to East Wall and Stoneybatter on Thursday, 27 April.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

For further information and for assistance, please call us on 8691415.

May Public Holiday Arrangements

Cherry blossomDublin City Public Libraries will be closed from Saturday 29 April to Monday 1 May 2017 (inclusive).
Branch libraries will re-open on Tuesday 2 May 2017.

Easter Library Arrangements

Happy EasterDublin City Public Libraries will be closed from Friday 14 April to Monday 17 April 2017 (inclusive).
Branch libraries will re-open on Tuesday 18 April 2017.

Online Renewals

You may renew items on loan if they are not required by another library member. Your item record will indicate the current return date, the renewal date, and any fines outstanding on the item on display.

A day in the life of Dublin City Public Libraries and Archives

Ballyfermot Library toddler groupOn 7 March 2017 we joined a nationwide campaign to highlight services provided by City and County Councils using the hashtags #ourcouncilday and #ÁrLáSaChomhairle on Twitter.

Have a look at a typical day at Dublin City Public Libraries and Archive!

 

No longer faceless or nameless – write the story of your First World War soldier

Assembly exhibitA long, long alphabetical list of 174,000 Allied soldiers who died on Belgian soil in the First World War; this is the new and emotive exhibit on display in Dublin City Library and Archive on Pearse Street until the end of March. The Assembly exhibit has been created by artist Val Carmen, for the In Flanders Fields Museum in Ypres. Consisting of a giant memorial book of the war dead and five old chairs from Passchaendaele Church, the exhibit is travelling around Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales to gather stories and mementoes of these dead soldiers.

Home energy saving kits available at all libraries

Energy kitIn 2016, Dublin City Libraries in partnership with Dublin's energy agency Codema piloted the Home Energy Saving Kit in 10 libraries across the city.  There was great demand and interest in the kits, so they are now available to borrow free of charge from all Dublin City Public Libraries.  The Toolkit won Best Energy Smart Initiative at Local Authority Members Association award ceremony on 4 February 2017.

You can borrow the kit for a duration of 2 weeks in order to conduct a mini home energy audit. Simply check availability with your local library. Please return the energy saving kit to the library where you borrowed it.

All kits will provide a user survey. Make sure you complete this survey after you check out the kit and you could be in with a chance of winning a 100 One4all voucher! Take the 5 minute survey online.

St Patrick's Day Arrangements

St Patrick's Day PostcardDublin City Public Libraries will be closed from Friday 17 March until Saturday 18 March (inclusive).  Branch libraries will re-open on Monday, 20 March.

Image right: St Patrick's Day Souvenir Postcard from the Postcard Collection held at Dublin City Library & Archive.

You may renew items on loan if they are not required by another library member. Your item record will indicate the current return date, the renewal date, and any fines outstanding on the item on display.

Japanese Translations of Irish Literature

PresentationOn 18 February, 106 Japanese translations of Irish literary works were presented by Ambassador Mari Miyoshi on behalf of 6 organisations in Japan to Brendan Teeling, Deputy City Librarian, Dublin City Public Libraries at an event in the Central Library on 18 February 2017.  The event was organised by the Japan Embassy in Ireland in cooperation with Central Library staff to mark 60 years of diplomatic relations between Ireland and Japan.

The titles were selected by Professor Manabe, Shiga University Japan and the organisations who donated the books included:

Opportunity to manage new digital skills project

CoderDojoDublin City Public Libraries are seeking applications for the role of Project Coordinator for a digital skills project, which is a joint initiative between Dublin City Public Libraries and the CoderDojo Foundation.  The project will offer children and young people the opportunity to learn basic computer programming for free by attending a CoderDojo in a DCPL library. 

The project coordinator will publicise and manage the CoderDojos and related activities and contribute to developing a Tool Kit detailing best practice for setting up a CoderDojo in a library. The successful candidate will be based in Charleville Mall library. The deadline for applications is no later than 5pm on Friday, 10 March 2017.