Other Services

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Dublin City Libraries offers a variety of ancillary services to members of the public. These include:

  • Print, scan, copy
  • Community noticeboards
  • Information about local and citywide events
  • Forms for passport and Motor Tax
  • Meeting rooms for local community groups such as historical societies, art groups, parent & toddler groups.

For the full range of services available in branch libraries, visit Locations & Hours.


Community Services

Community ServicesDublin City Libraries plays host to a number of government and non-government organisations offering support and advice to members of the public.  These community-based services include the Citizens Information Centres, the Free Legal Advice Centre and the Ballymun Community Law Centre.


Home Delivery

Nursing homes serviceThe mobile libraries provide a home delivery service to individuals and a block loan service to institutions throughout the Dublin city area. These include institutions such as crèches, sheltered accommodation for older people, isolated individuals in the community, and those with a visual impairment or other disabilities. This type of loan is tailored to individual requirements in terms of number of items, length of loan period and type of material provided (talking books, large print books, paperbacks etc.).

Contact Details

The Librarian,
Mobile Library Headquarters,
Cabra Library,
Navan Road,
Dublin 7.
Tel: 00-353-1-8691415
Fax: 00-353-1-8691412

Block loans can also be arranged in branch libraries. Contact your local library for details.


Prison Library Service

The Dublin Prison Library Service is an agency service of Dublin City libraries to the Irish Prison Service. The Service manages eight libraries in prisons in Dublin, providing a similar range of material and services to those provided by public libraries.

Mountjoy PrisonPrison Library Service
Library Office
Mountjoy Prison
North Circular Road
Dublin 7
Tel: + 353 (0)1 8062837
Email: dublinprisonlibraries@irishprisons.ie


Prison Library Service
Library Office
Wheatfield Prison
Cloverhill Road
Dublin 22
Tel: + 353 (0)1 778 9406

Branch Libraries

The Prison Library Service manages nine libraries in Dublin:

  • Mountjoy Males
  • Medical Unit, Mountjoy
  • C-West, Mountjoy
  • Dochas Centre (Female Prison)
  • Training Unit
  • Arbour Hill Prison
  • Wheatfield Prison
  • East Wing, Wheatfield
  • Cloverhill Prison

Libraries in prisons provide a similar range of material and services to those provided by public libraries. In addition to a lending and reference collection and depending on their size, the branch libraries provide some or all of the following:

  • Periodicals
  • Foreign Language Material
  • Talking Books
  • Large Print
  • Music Listening Posts
  • TV/DVD
  • Music Lending
  • DVD Lending
  • Law Requests

Library users may request items not available in their library.

The Prison Library Service puts special emphasis on collection development in areas that are particularly relevant to the prison population, i.e. Literacy, Foreign Language and Self-Help.