libraries & archive news

The Sister Patricia Lahiff Photographic Collection

travellerJust before the pandemic shutdown in March 2020, Sister Patricia Lahiff signed over her vast collection of personal photographs to Dublin City Library and Archive in Pearse Street, to be safely stored and eventually digitised.

Ballymun Library Temporary Closure

Ballymun LibraryBallymun Library will close on 30th September for a period of 8-10 weeks to allow essential roof replacement works to take place. Dublin City Libraries has exhausted all options to maintain service but for safety reasons, library staff will not be in a position to offer library services from the library building while works are ongoing.

The International DUBLIN Literary Award 2020 Shortlist

DublinTen novels have been shortlisted for the 2020 International DUBLIN Literary Award, sponsored by Dublin City Council. The shortlist announced today includes Milkman by Irish author Anna Burns, and three novels in translation. Celebrating 25 years, this award is the world's most valuable annual prize for a single work of fiction published in English, worth €100,000 to the winner. If the book has been translated the author receives €75,000 and the translator receives €25,000.

Update on Children’s Library at Ballymun

BallymunPlease note that the Children’s Library at Ballymun Library will be inaccessible to the public from Monday 31st August due to essential roofing works in the building. Patrons should also note that Public Toilets will also be inaccessible.

Dublin’s first ever Historian-in-Residence for Children

RichmondIn partnership with Dublin City Libraries, Dublin City Council Culture Company launched Dublin’s first ever Historian-in-Residence for Children. This new Creative Residency will have children and history at its core and is an invitation to local children to work collaboratively, to uncover their own local history, create their own storytelling of that history, discover new passions and see their ideas and interests reflected in the work created.

Ballymun Library, Some Curtailment of Services

BallymunFrom week starting 31st August there will be disruption to children’s services at Ballymun Library. This is to allow essential repairs to the roof and drainage of the building to take place. Further details of this phase of the work to follow. The entire roof will be replaced over the coming months, with the overall programme scheduled to take 12-15 weeks.

Borrow and Return Books and More with our Library App!

Mobile appDid you know that you can now borrow and return books and other items using the Self Service feature on the Dublin City Libraries app? Launched over three years ago, our library app has been a great way of accessing library services and your library account, finding your nearest library and checking the library catalogue. And now with even more functionality!

August Public Holiday Arrangements

beach sceneDublin City Libraries will be closed from Saturday August 1st to Monday August 3th August (inclusive). Branch libraries will re-open on Tuesday 4 August 2020.

Right: Image from our 1953 August Bank Holiday Weekend Image Gallery.

Access eResources 24/7

Don't forget you can access our collection of eBooks, eAudiobooks, digital magazines, comics, graphic novels and databases over the August 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

Borrow and Return Items using the Library App!

Mobile appDid you know that you can now borrow and return books and other items using the Self Service feature on the Dublin City Libraries app? Launched over three years ago, our library app has been a great way of accessing library services and your library account, finding your nearest library and checking the library catalogue. And now with even more functionality!

Computer Access in Browse-and-Collect Libraries

computeeUpdate (24th July): You can now access computers in the following branch libraries:

Ballyfermot, Ballymun, Cabra, Coolock, Pearse St., Raheny, Rathmines and Walkinstown libraries. Unfortunately social distancing requirements mean computers cannot be put into service in Pembroke library at this time.

Note: Free WiFi available in all our 'Browse-and-Collect' libraries.

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