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 1 222 8300

Email: centrallibrary@dublincity.ie

Loc8 Code: NP6-30-9CJ

Opening Hours

Monday to Saturday: 10.00am - 4.00pm for 'Call and Collect' service.
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) O'Connell - GPO / Marlborough (Green 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, and the Music Library.

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

An induction loop system for use with hearing aids is available. 

Wheelchair access is via a lift from the ground floor of the shopping centre.


Public toilet facilities are available near the library.


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

IMPORTANT NEWS ABOUT OPEN LEARNING CENTRE - from Monday 2nd September the learning resources, facilities and language exchange will integrate and be available from the Lending Section.

This means:
•    e-resources - TTRS, uTalk, Microsoft Imagine, IELTS online will continue to be available but from Lending.
•    a smaller number of learning PCs will be available in the newly constructed Learning Hub.( for language, computer, assistive technology and Tovertavel PCs - all bookable from the Lending Section, Driver Theory Test CD). Use of the Learning Hub is available on a bookable basis.
•    More lending resources  on Language exams preparation and a smaller number of language exam books available for use in the Learning Hub.
•    More language uTalk  CDs available for lending.
•    A certification of learning hours completed remains available on request.
•    Language exchanges to continue.
No longer available - will be ECDL CD ( out of date) so we are not in a position to promote it.
Also we won't be promoting the typing CDs but can offer other learning resources to learn how to type.



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