Library Policies

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Collection Development Policy

In devising this collection development policy, Dublin City Council Public Libraries (DCPL) has regard to its statutory obligations as a public library service and to the role of a public library service in fostering and maintaining a democratic society. It is underpinned by philosophies of sustainability, social inclusion, accessibility, well-being and quality of life.

Collection Development Policy


Data Protection Privacy Statement

Dublin City Council Public Libraries & Archives Data Protection Privacy Statement re. National Shared Library Management System

This statement relates to our privacy practices in connection with the National Shared Library Management System website and associated library services and the library management system.  Dublin City Council is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of other websites. Any external links to other websites are clearly identifiable as such.

Read the Data Protection Privacy Statement.


Dublin City Council Library & Archives Services - Membership Regulations / Terms & Conditions

(effective March 2017)

Any person living or working/studying in Dublin City or County or anyone with a valid public library card from any library authority in the country may apply for a Dublin City Public Libraries card.

Read Membership Regulations / Terms & Conditions.


Dublin City Public Libraries and the Internet - Acceptable Usage Policy

"Dublin City Public Libraries aim to inform, enrich, empower and extend individual life-chances through the provision of information, ideas, resources and programmes which bring to local communities the benefits of global thought, life-long learning experience and diversity of heritage and culture." [Extract]

You can read this policy in any of the following languages: English | Gaeilge | Deutsch | Italiano | Español | Français


The Reading Room - Terms of Membership

Address: Dublin City Library & Archive, 138 – 144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

Welcome to the Reading Room, Dublin City Library & Archive. We hope that you enjoy your visit here. Please take a few minutes to read these Terms of Membership, which have been designed to ensure that all readers will obtain the maximum benefit from their visit. The Terms of Membership complement Dublin City Council's Customer Care Charter and Code of Conduct, which are displayed in the Reading Room, and Dublin City Public Libraries' Membership Regulations / Terms & Conditions.

The Reading Room - Terms of Membership


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