Library News

Computer Access in Browse-and-Collect Libraries

computeeAs and from 10.00am, Thursday 9th July, you will be able to access computers in the following branch libraries:

Cabra, Coolock, Pearse St., Raheny, and Rathmines 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.

Dublin City Libraries open for 'Browse and Borrow'

covid updateFrom June 29th six Dublin City libraries open their doors for browsing and borrowing. These are Cabra, Coolock, and Raheny on the northside, and Pearse Street, Pembroke (Ballsbridge) and Rathmines on the southside.

The six libraries will be open from 10am to 4pm Monday to Saturday, for users to browse and borrow books, CDs DVDs. In this initial phase of re-opening there will be no seating for reading or studying, and users are encouraged to keep their visit as short as possible, and to use the self-service kiosks.  Visitors will be able to collect printing from the Surfbox printers.

UPDATE: As and from 10.00am, Thursday 9th July, you will be able to access computers in the ''Browse and Borrow' libraries.

Ask a Librarian is Here!

Aska LibrarianGot a question? Need help with something?  Our doors may not be open just yet, but your friendly Dublin City Librarians are still here and eager to help!  Starting today, Monday, 18 May, our librarians are available to answer your questions online and in real time.

While we may not be able to answer your questions on quantum physics or the meaning of life, we can help you with all things library. So whether you're looking for assistance with our online resources, book or author suggestions, or if you have any questions about reopening, get in touch using the online chat and we'll do our best to answer your questions.

Dublin City Libraries Book Delivery Service for Cocooners

Box of Books Dublin City Libraries, in partnership with the Dublin Volunteer Centre are delighted to announce the launch of a book delivery service for people who are cocooning.

If you or your loved one are cocooning and would like to avail of this service, library staff will take your request and organise the delivery of the items to your home, with the help of volunteers from the Dublin Volunteer Centre. All items are on long loan, there are no overdue fines or fees and access to the service is always FREE.

Message from the City Librarian

Mairead Owens Hello Everyone,
It has been a busy few weeks as we get used to delivering the DCC library service in a different way. We hope that you are trying the various options now offered to you digitally from e-books, newsletters, magazines and music to the many online courses.
The Government has announced that public libraries may open from the 8th of June. As you can imagine this will be a challenge for all of us. Please be assured that library staff will embrace all the changes that will come our way as we seek to provide the library service across the City of Dublin.

Local History Society Day at Dublin City Library and Archive

pearseThe Dublin and Irish Local Studies Collection is holding its 16th Local History Society Day on Saturday 21st March 2020. The event is being held in the Dublin City Library and Archive, Pearse Street. This year's the event will run from 10.00am to 1.30pm. Four to five presentations will be hosted on the day. Any speakers who cannot be facilitated on the day will be invited to speak at the next Local History Society Day.

Coolock Library Reopens

rteCoolock Library opened its doors to the public on January 2nd to much fanfare and jubilation in the local community and on social media, not to mention all the publicity nationwide.

Coolock Library Update

Coolock LibraryIn preparation for the re-opening of Coolock Library, Barryscourt Road, the Libraries' temporary presence in Unit 43, Northside Shopping Centre, will close to the public from 5.00pm, Saturday 7th December.

Dublin City Libraries apologises for any inconvenience caused.

The GOOD NEWS is that the newly refurbished and much improved Coolock Library on Barryscourt Road, Dublin 17, is due to re-open on 2nd January 2020!

Changes to Mobile Library Service timetable until New Year

Mobile van Dublin City Libraries regrets that due to technical issues, the Mobile Library Service will operate a restricted timetable until the New Year when the situation will be reviewed. In the meantime, please note that a weekly timetable will be provided in order for you to plan your visit. Any changes to this timetable will be kept to a minimum but will be communicated in a timely manner where necessary.

2020 International DUBLIN Literary Award Longlist Announced

2020 Longlist Eight novels from Ireland are among 156 books nominated by libraries around the world for the 2020 International DUBLIN Literary Award. With the winner receiving €100,000, the Award is the world’s most valuable annual prize for a single work of fiction published in English. Nominations include 50 novels in translation with works nominated by libraries from 40 countries in Africa, Europe, Asia, the US & Canada, South America and Australia & New Zealand.