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Raheny Library Closure, 27 October

Raheny LibraryPresidential Election Notice. Raheny Library will be closed all day on Friday, 26 October, as the premises will be in use as a polling station. 

The children's library will re-open as normal at 10am on Saturday, 27 October. We hope to have the adult library open again by 12 noon on Saturday, 27 October, or as soon as possible after that.

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Mobile Library Service - Disruption to Service September 24th

Mobile libraryDublin City Public Libraries regrets that the Mobile Library is unable to provide a service to Clarehall on Monday September 24th.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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

August Public Holiday Arrangements

beach sceneDublin City Public Libraries will be closed from Saturday 4 to Monday 6 August (inclusive). Branch libraries will re-open on Tuesday 7 August 2018.

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.

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Kevin Street Library Re-Opening 25th July!

Kevin streetWe are delighted to announce that Kevin Street Library is set to re-open on Wednesday, 25th July following a lengthy closure for major refurbishment.

The refurbishment works were necessary in order to accommodate the requirements of a public library beyond those envisaged when the building first opened in 1904. Works included:

  • Specialist repairs to the roof and structure
  • Conservation of original architectural features
  • Restoration of original wooden shelving and flooring
  • Increased public space for study, exhibitions, community groups & children’s library (In part, facilitated by the construction of a new floor and mezzanine/gallery).
  • Universal accessibility to all areas
  • Public restrooms

"Doing their Bit": Irish Women and the First World War

Irish SuffragettesThis fab exhibition, on display in Charleville Mall Library from 1 July  to 10 August, tells a multitude of Irish women’s stories during the First World War from Voluntary Aid Detachment nurses to munitions workers, home front volunteers, anti-enlistment activists and separation women. It draws on the archival records of the Royal Dublin Fusilers Association Archive and is curated by Dublin City Library and Archive and funded by Dublin City Council Decade of Commemoration.

Mobile Library Service - August Closure

Mobile libraryThe Mobile Library service does not operate during the month of August. This allows essential maintenance and safety checks to be carried out on our vehicles, and for us to provide a service with the minimum of disruption during the other 11 months of the year.

Items may be renewed online or by telephone (Tel. 01 8691415, Monday – Friday, 9.30am - 1pm and 1.45pm - 5pm). Items may also be returned to any branch of Dublin City Public Libraries.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

June Public Holiday Arrangements

summer readingDublin City Public Libraries will be closed from Saturday 2 to Monday 4 June 2018 (inclusive). Branch libraries will re-open on Tuesday 5 June 2018.

Access eResources 24/7

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

Digital Repository of Ireland Membership

DRIDublin City Council is delighted to announce its membership of The Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI). Commenting on the membership, Brendan Teeling, Deputy City Librarian, said:

"The increased public interest in all things historical, sparked by the Decade of Centenaries, is great to see, and Dublin City Council is delighted to respond to that interest through our membership of the DRI.

Although we have digitized a significant amount of material so far, we have an awful lot more to go and we are confident that via the DRI our digital collections will be stored within a robust infrastructure, facilitating long term digital preservation and access.

May Public Holiday Arrangements

Cherry blossomDublin City Public Libraries will be closed from Saturday 5 May to Monday 7 May 2018 (inclusive).   Branch libraries will re-open on Tuesday 8 May 2018.

Access eResources 24/7

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

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Tweet Day 2018 in Dublin City Public Libraries & Archive

Books inOn 10 April 2018 we joined colleagues around the country to highlight the diverse range of services provided by City and County Councils using the hashtags #ourcouncilday and #ÁrLáSaChomhairle on Twitter.

From organising and hosting exhibitions and events like toddler groups, author readings, film clubs; to creating book displays, processing books, magazines & DVDs, facilitating online courses, welcoming school visits, creating podcasts and assisting with research queries libraries are busy places. Scroll down to take a look at a typical day at Dublin City Public Libraries and Archives!  (P.S. Here's a link if you'd like to know more about joining your library!)

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