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The Open Learning Centre Shortlisted for the STAR Awards!

AONTAS[Update below] Dublin City Public Libraries' Open Learning Centre (OLC) has been shortlisted for 10th annual AONTAS STAR Awards! The OLC is one of 34 adult learning programmes shortlisted, the OLC being so in the category 'Leinster- Large Organisations'.

The Open Learning Centre is located in the Central LIbrary, Ilac Centre, in the heart of Dublin.

Raheny Library Closure, 26 Feb

Raheny LibraryGeneral Election Notice. Raheny Library will be closed all day on Friday, 26 February, 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 February. We hope to have the adult library open again by 12 noon on Saturday, 27 February, or as soon as possible after that.

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eBooks and eAudiobooks now Available!

BorrowBox logoYou can now borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks from Dublin City Public Libraries. Reserve or borrow up to 5 eAudiobooks and 5 eBooks at a time. Visit library.bolindadigital.com/dublin and sign in using your library membership card number and PIN. Don't have a PIN? Present in person your library card at any branch and you will be assigned a PIN. In order to download an ebook you need to install Adobe Digital Editions.

To access eBooks/eAudiobooks on your phone, tablet or reader, download the BorrowBox app from your device-specific App Store (Google Play) (iTunes) (Kindle Fire). Once you have installed the app, search for Dublin in the ‘Library’ field provided and then sign in using your library membership card number and PIN.

Get the Full Article! Newspapers Online via the Library

Newspapers onlineWe have for some time provided online access in our branch libraries to the complete issues of Irish newspapers via our subscription to 'The Irish Times Newspaper Archive' and to the 'Irish Newspaper Archive'. Both subscriptions provide access to full digital copy and a search facility; the Irish Newspaper Archive giving access to most (all?) of the regional papers plus the Irish Independent and the Irish Examiner.

Important to bear in mind though that the most recent issues (in both subscriptions) may not be available, i.e. most recent daily will be some 7 to 10 days old, while weekly papers may not include the most recent issue.

A handy point of access to these subscriptions is provided on our Netvibes-based portal (note: both subscriptions available on library computers only).

ProQuest Newspaper Search

Digital Magazines Now Available!

iPadWe are delighted to announce that we now provide free, unlimited access to a wide selection of full-colour, interactive digital magazines. And that means current and back issues! Whether your area of interest is entertainment, gardening, history, science, health, travel, cars, sports, or others besides, there is surely something to suit all tastes.

Here is just a flavour of the over 100 titles we provide access to: - Amateur Gardening, Astronomy, BBC History Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Digital Camera World, Heat, Ideal Home, Knit Today, National Geographic, Radio Times, Runner's World, The Economist, Total Film, What Car?, Woman's Own, Women's Health, Your Family Tree. Phew!

Register Now! To create a new account enter your library card barcode number and complete the short and simple registration form.

Magical book found in Dublin - READ All About It!

The Boook of LearningWe invite children to delve into the world of Ebony Smart, a 12-year old girl whose world has just changed forever  - a new home in Dublin that is full of secrets, a magical book that unlocks the mystery to her past and a mysterious boy called Zach who befriends her – for the Citywide Reading Campaign for Children 2016.

The campaign is run by Dublin UNESCO City of Literature and Dublin City Public Libraries, in partnership with Mercier Press, and runs from January to March 2016.

Fallen is One City One Book Choice for 2016!

FallenWe are delighted to announce that Lia Mills’ novel Fallen, published by Penguin Ireland, is the Dublin: One City One Book choice for 2016.

We are also delighted to announce that, for the first time, Dublin will team up with Belfast for a 'Two Cities One Book' Festival.  2016 will see a partnership with Libraries NI (the library authority for Northern Ireland) so that next April readers in Dublin and Belfast will engage with the same book at the same time. The initiative was launched at noon today (14th) by an tArdmhéara Críona Ní Dhálaigh and the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys TD.

Dublin Remembers 1916 Video

Lord MayorAn Taoiseach Enda Kenny today launched the 1916 Rising commemorative programmes of 31 local authorities, including Dublin City Council’s comprehensive programme to remember this pivotal event in Dublin’s and Ireland’s history.

An Taoiseach said: "I know that these 31 County Plans for Ireland 2016 represent the outcome of many hundreds of hours of reflection, consultation and discussion involving thousands of people all over Ireland".

View the “Remembering 1916” video for an overview of the programme for 2016.

Business Information Centre on Twitter

BICOur Business Information Centre is on Twitter! You can now access our twitter account - @bizlibdublin  - and receive instant updates on business and career-related topics and events of interest.

Our new Twitter page is gathering momentum and it allows us showcase many of the unique services available in the Business Information Centre, located in the Central Library, Ilac Centre, in Dublin's city centre.

Online Databases Launched

City SealLast Wednesday (26th August) saw the formal launch of a new website hosting a range of databases totalling over 5 million records. The databases are useful for genealogy, local history and social history. Many of the databases were previously available and searchable separately on dublinheritage.ie, but the new site - databases.dublincity.ie - allows for integrated and enhanced searching while also giving access to an even greater number of databases.

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