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"A capital city with dynamic, relevant and responsive 21st century public library and archive services for residents, workers, students and visitors to Dublin."


"We will maximise opportunity for all - individuals and communities - through guided access to ideas, learning, literature, information and heritage resources supported by cultural programming."


"We will create a warm and inclusive knowledge network with client-centric services delivered by friendly, well trained staff. We will use all media, together with real and virtual spaces, to deliver optimum services. Libraries will be free, fun and easy to use."

Development Plan

In the second decade of the 21st century, this plan forms part of a shared vision for Dublin, for the creation of an attractive, vibrant and inclusive city, with a renewed emphasis on creativity, sustainability and well-being. It seeks to position the city’s public library and archive services as central to the delivery of a collaborative strategy for a better quality of economic, social and cultural life for the city’s residents, workers, students and visitors. Read more and download the Development Plan.

Management Team

The Library Management Team consists of the City Librarian, Mairead Owens, Deputy City Librarian Brendan Teeling, ten divisional librarians and the City Archivist. View the full management team...


Dublin City Libraries has issued policy documents in the area of stock collection, acquisition and development, acceptable usage, and membership. View policy documents...

ChartStatistics and Surveys

View the latest statistics and surveys on usage of your library service. Dublin City Libraries is regularly engaged in seeking the opinion of users and non-users alike in regards to the services it provides. This information helps us to ensure the continued relevance of our library service for our ever-expanding client base. View the statistical data and results of our various customer research initiatives...

Capital Building Programme

Capital Building ProgrammeDetails of the exciting new project for Dublin city: the Parnell Square Cultural Quarter were announced in April 2013. The development will involve the construction of a new and innovative Dublin City Library. A project to refurbish and conserve Kevin Street library commenced in 2013. Ballyfermot Library re-opened following refurbishment works in April 2013. More information on the capital building programme...


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