libraries & archive news

Mobile Library Service - Disruption to Service January 18th

Mobile libraryDublin City Public Libraries regrets that the Mobile Library is unable to provide a service to Mourne Road Drimnagh on January 18th 2019.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

For further information and for assistance, please call us on 8691415.

City Wide Reading 2019

Cover of BumpFizzleThis spring children in Dublin are urged to keep their eyes peeled for mysterious aliens at their local library as Bumpfizzle – the Best on Planet Earth by Patricia Forde, has been chosen for the 2019 Citywide Reading Campaign for Children.

Removal of Fines

Fines Free ZoneFrom the 1st of January, library members will not have to pay fines for overdue items and no existing fines will be collected.

There will be no overdue fines charged on any materials taken out from the library by library members from the 1st of January 2019.  All charges on members' accounts as of the 1st of January 2019 will also be removed.

World Book Online

World Book Online LogoThe e-resource featured in this week’s blog is World Book Online. A suite of three websites from the publishers of the famous World Book encyclopedias. Supplying you with accurate information at age appropriate levels in a controlled safe learning environment.

The Great Courses

Great Courses LogoWhatever your area of interest, we have an online resource for you.  Today we’re going to take a look at The Great Courses Library Collection. This resource gives our library members access to an amazing world of knowledge.

Christmas Holiday Arrangements

Christmas sceneDublin City Public Libraries will be closed from Monday, 24th December 2018, to Tuesday, 1st January 2019 (inclusive).

Branch libraries will re-open on Wednesday, 2nd January.

Coolock Library Temporary Relocation

Coolock LibraryDublin City Public Libraries are pleased to announce that refurbishment work will commence in Coolock Library, Barryscourt Road, Dublin 17, in December 2018. To facilitate these refurbishments, this location will be closed from 5pm, Saturday, 1st December.

Whilst the Barryscourt Road location is closed for refurbishment, library services will be delivered from a temporary location in the Northside Shopping Centre (Unit 43), opposite Supervalu, from the 5th December.

October Public Holiday Arrangements

Autumn leavesDublin City Public Libraries will be closed from Saturday 27 to Monday 29 October 2018 (inclusive). Branch libraries will re-open on Tuesday 30 October 2018.

Raheny Library is a polling station for the upcoming Presidential Election and referendum and so will be closed for library services on Friday October 26th.

Access eResources 24/7

Don't forget you can access our collection of eBooks, eAudiobooks, digital magazines, comics, graphic novels and databases over the October public holiday: www.dublincity.ie/library-eresources

Plus explore Dublin's history through our digital repository with its vast collection of old photos, maps and ephemera.

Online Renewals

Marx, Engels and Ireland Historian In Residence Blog

Karl MarxAs the world commemorates the 200th anniversary of the birth of Karl Marx, it may come as some surprise to hear that both Marx and Fredrich Engels, authors of The Communist Manifesto and creators of modern-day Marxist thought, were both strong proponents of Irish independence. In November 1867 Marx wrote that what Ireland really required was ‘Self-government and independence from England, an agrarian revolution and protective tariffs against England’.

Anna Manahan and The Rose Tattoo

Anna Manahan PortraitIn advance of the Irish Theatre Archive moving to its new home in the planned new City Library at Parnell Square Cultural Quarter, Dublin City Archives are focusing on cataloguing their backlog of theatre collections. I began working as the theatre archivist in July of this year and the first collection I tackled was the Anna Manahan Papers. One of the most interesting incidents in her career was her performance of the lead role in the Irish premiere of The Rose Tattoo in 1957. The run proved to be a historic moment for Irish theatre and in Anna’s words sent her career “rocketing”.

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