Central Library

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GPO and Spire, O'Connell Street

Address: Ilac Centre, Henry Street, Dublin 1. D01 DY80

Area: Central Area

Telephone: + 353 1 8734333

Email: centrallibrary@dublincity.ie

Loc8 Code: NP6-30-9CJ

Opening Hours

Monday to Thursday: 10.00am - 8.00pm
Friday, Saturday: 10.00am - 5.00pm
Sunday: Closed
Holiday Arrangements (incl. Bank Holidays)


Bus: all buses for city centre. Access the Dublin Bus timetable.
Dart: Tara Street Station and Connolly Station. Access the DART timetable.
LUAS: Jervis (Red Line). Access the Luas timetable.
Dublin Bikes: Parnell St (no. 31), Jervis St (no. 40), Prince's Street/O'Connell Street (no. 33)



The Central Library is in the Ilac Shopping Centre on Henry Street and also houses the Business Information Centre, the Open Learning Centre and the Music Library.

This location is wheelchair accessible and an induction loop system is available.Accessibility

This location is wheelchair accessible, and an induction loop system for use with hearing aids is available. 


Surfbox printing service

  • World Health Organisation Collection
  • World Literature Collection
  • Art Reference Book Collection
  • Adult Basic Education Collection
  • Community information
  • Motor Tax online computer
  • Application forms for motor tax, passport etc.
  • Adult book club
  • Conversation exchange
  • Sci-Fi book club
  • World cinema DVD club
  • Exhibitions / lectures / workshops / demonstrations / music recitals
  • Library tours available on request
  • Talking books for adults and children on CD and tape
  • DVDs and CD-ROMs
  • Block loans to groups by arrangement
  • Toddler Group.
  • Children's activities / class visits

Public toilet facilities are available near the library.


This Page Short Link: dublincity.ie/central-library


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