staff picks

Non fiction reads on BorrowBox

nonfictionSome more recommended reads on BorrowBox, this time from our colleague Brian. Common literary examples of nonfiction include expository, argumentative, functional, and opinion pieces; essays on art or literature; biographies; memoirs; journalism; and historical, scientific, technical, or economic writings (including electronic ones).

BorrowBox recommendations for Easter

eggsWith the whole country social distancing and many of us stuck at home, it can be hard to find some quiet time for yourself or some calming distraction. Here are three short reviews of topical books from our colleague Esme that are suitable for the current moods one might be experiencing.

Fantasy and Science-Fiction eBooks and eAudiobooks

rocketFor many of us, it may not be easy to wind-down if currently at home or self-isolating and the current global situation can be a little grim and worrying; so why not take the opportunity to indulge in some escapism and get away from it all with the wonderful selection of Fantasy & Science-Fiction eBooks and eAudiobooks available through our online resources with BorrowBox.

Relax and let Dublin City Libraries help you escape (if only for a few hours) to myriad, diverse worlds of mystery, magic, miracles, monsters and mayhem!

Recommended on BorrowBox - The Essex Serpent

cover'The Essex Serpent' brings the reader gently but inexorably into a fervent narrative. What is the Essex Serpent? Is it real? A scientific wonder from an earlier age, or is it a legend? A buried secret churning upwards? In this world, women and men do not meet in any clichéd way, but find shared purpose in the mystery surrounding the sightings. 

Recommended on BorrowBox - Wilding by Isabella Tree..

coverPlease read on for a listening recommendation from our colleague Eileen. One of the many perks of working in a library is that it’s like being in a constant book club, all kinds of books are at hand, books that you would never dream of buying or looking at. I have discovered so many books by just holding and looking through what our borrowers have returned. As George Martin wrote in one of the Game of Thrones titles, a man who reads lives a thousand lives.

Sport titles available on Borrowbox

Everything is basically on hold for the time being. But as anyone who's currently working from home has realised by now, it's good to keep some habits alive, to ensure some sense of normality. This blog is brought to you by Ronan, avid sport's fan turned narrator. Missing sport? Then borrow one of the many sports titles available on audio book or ebook from BorrowBox on our website.

Best Sci-Fi books

coverScience fiction provides the perfect outlet to escape from everyday life, nothing beats picking up a novel and being transported into a new world. Some of these are classics that you will know but others are excellent works that may have been flying under the radar. Add the unfamiliar ones to your TBR list.

Lost in the Stacks/Short Stories

Welcome to the ninth entry of our blog series 'Lost in the Stacks' - with recommendations by Dublin City Libraries staff exploring our first-rate catalogue, links provided, nudging you towards making an inspired selection. Short story collections usually get short shrift but this is not the case today in this quirky blog written by staff member, Brian, from our Relief Panel.

Popular crime titles from Pearse Street Library

Crime books A staff member reviews our most borrowed books from the Crimes and Misdemeanours section, one of our most popular sections, and we include links to the catalogue perhaps nudging you towards making an inspired selection. These books can also be found in our Crimes and misdemeanours book displays. If you'd like to borrow any of the books discussed below, simply click on title to be taken to the reservation page. You will need your library card and PIN to request the book.

Lost in the Stacks: Portuguese authors

Lost in the stacks Welcome to the eigth entry of our blog series 'Lost in the Stacks' - with recommendations by Dublin City Libraries staff exploring our first-rate catalogue and perhaps nudging you towards making an inspired selection.

This entry comes from one of our new Librarians, Sofia, and she is from Portugal so naturally enough focuses on Portugese authors available to borrow via our catalogue at Dublin City Libraries.