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The Great Courses

Great Courses LogoWhatever your area of interest, we have an online resource for you.  Today we’re going to take a look at The Great Courses Library Collection. This resource gives our library members access to an amazing world of knowledge.

Coolock Library Temporary Relocation

Coolock LibraryDublin City Public Libraries are pleased to announce that refurbishment work will commence in Coolock Library, Barryscourt Road, Dublin 17, in December 2018. To facilitate these refurbishments, this location will be closed from 5pm, Saturday, 1st December.

Whilst the Barryscourt Road location is closed for refurbishment, library services will be delivered from a temporary location in the Northside Shopping Centre (Unit 43), opposite Supervalu, from the 5th December.

October Public Holiday Arrangements

Autumn leavesDublin City Public Libraries will be closed from Saturday 27 to Monday 29 October 2018 (inclusive). Branch libraries will re-open on Tuesday 30 October 2018.

Raheny Library is a polling station for the upcoming Presidential Election and referendum and so will be closed for library services on Friday October 26th.

Access eResources 24/7

Don't forget you can access our collection of eBooks, eAudiobooks, digital magazines, comics, graphic novels and databases over the October public holiday: www.dublincity.ie/library-eresources

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

Online Renewals

Marx, Engels and Ireland Historian In Residence Blog

Karl MarxAs the world commemorates the 200th anniversary of the birth of Karl Marx, it may come as some surprise to hear that both Marx and Fredrich Engels, authors of The Communist Manifesto and creators of modern-day Marxist thought, were both strong proponents of Irish independence. In November 1867 Marx wrote that what Ireland really required was ‘Self-government and independence from England, an agrarian revolution and protective tariffs against England’.

Anna Manahan and The Rose Tattoo

Anna Manahan PortraitIn advance of the Irish Theatre Archive moving to its new home in the planned new City Library at Parnell Square Cultural Quarter, Dublin City Archives are focusing on cataloguing their backlog of theatre collections. I began working as the theatre archivist in July of this year and the first collection I tackled was the Anna Manahan Papers. One of the most interesting incidents in her career was her performance of the lead role in the Irish premiere of The Rose Tattoo in 1957. The run proved to be a historic moment for Irish theatre and in Anna’s words sent her career “rocketing”.

Raheny Library Closure, 26 October

Raheny LibraryPresidential Election Notice. Raheny Library will be closed all day on Friday, 26 October, as the premises will be in use as a polling station. 

The library will re-open as normal at 10am on Tuesday, 30 October.

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Kevin Street Library Re-Opening 25th July!

Kevin streetWe are delighted to announce that Kevin Street Library is set to re-open on Wednesday, 25th July following a lengthy closure for major refurbishment.

The refurbishment works were necessary in order to accommodate the requirements of a public library beyond those envisaged when the building first opened in 1904. Works included:

  • Specialist repairs to the roof and structure
  • Conservation of original architectural features
  • Restoration of original wooden shelving and flooring
  • Increased public space for study, exhibitions, community groups & children’s library (In part, facilitated by the construction of a new floor and mezzanine/gallery).
  • Universal accessibility to all areas
  • Public restrooms

"Doing their Bit": Irish Women and the First World War

Irish SuffragettesThis fab exhibition, on display in Charleville Mall Library from 1 July  to 10 August, tells a multitude of Irish women’s stories during the First World War from Voluntary Aid Detachment nurses to munitions workers, home front volunteers, anti-enlistment activists and separation women. It draws on the archival records of the Royal Dublin Fusilers Association Archive and is curated by Dublin City Library and Archive and funded by Dublin City Council Decade of Commemoration.

Mobile Library Service - August Closure

Mobile libraryThe Mobile Library service does not operate during the month of August. This allows essential maintenance and safety checks to be carried out on our vehicles, and for us to provide a service with the minimum of disruption during the other 11 months of the year.

Items may be renewed online or by telephone (Tel. 01 8691415, Monday – Friday, 9.30am - 1pm and 1.45pm - 5pm). Items may also be returned to any branch of Dublin City Public Libraries.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Digital Repository of Ireland Membership

DRIDublin City Council is delighted to announce its membership of The Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI). Commenting on the membership, Brendan Teeling, Deputy City Librarian, said:

"The increased public interest in all things historical, sparked by the Decade of Centenaries, is great to see, and Dublin City Council is delighted to respond to that interest through our membership of the DRI.

Although we have digitized a significant amount of material so far, we have an awful lot more to go and we are confident that via the DRI our digital collections will be stored within a robust infrastructure, facilitating long term digital preservation and access.

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