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pictureAll Dublin City branch libraries are closed until further notice. 

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To avoid a build-up of reserves in the system we have switched off reserves until such time as we open again. Reservations already made will be kept at your desiginated branch for you. In the meantime please ignore any messages received from branch libraries regarding reservations until we re-open.

Books Due Back?

Renewals can be made online, but there's no need to worry: there are no late fines and we will be delighted to see you and your books back in our branches when we open again.

Library Cards Expiring

We have renewed all library cards that were due to expire in the near future so hopefully that won’t be a problem.

Login / PIN Problems?

Never had a PIN? Can't remember it and haven't provided an email address? Problems relating to your patron login, PIN, expiry date, please open a support ticket at Libraries Ireland Support.

If you can't remember your PIN but have provided your email address, you can reset it yourself.  Follow the Forget Your PIN? link on this page.

New Registrations

Just fill out the online form. You'll get a temporary library number and you can set up a library PIN. This will allow you to access BorrowBox, Pressreader, RBDigital eMagazines, Universal Class and Transparent Languages Online until branch libraries re-open.

Online Resources

Our eResources including ebooks, audio books, music and magazines are still be available.

BorrowBox is available from your local library, online or as an app you can download to your smartphone or mobile device. It allows you to borrow either eaudio or ebooks from your library at any time and from anywhere.

To access the many eResources courtesy of Dublin City Libraries, all you need is an email address, your Dublin City library barcode and a PIN number. Not a member? See 'New Registrations' above for access to select resources.

Problems relating to your patron login, PIN, expiry date, please open a support ticket at Libraries Ireland Support.

If you have trouble accessing online resources such as BorrowBox, check the support details for that service on If that doesn't help send an email to

IMPORTANT: If you are under the age of 18, you must review terms and conditions with your parent or guardian before agreeing, to make sure that you or your parent or guardian understand your and their legal obligations. Parents or guardians are responsible for their children’s digital content selections. Please note that the normal age restrictions for accessing content for e-books and e-audio books are not in place for users who have registered during this temporary arrangement.


Hi; what about returning books 'by date due back' ; is this obsolete now?

Hi Pauline, Your books will autmoatically be renewed until the library branches reopen.

Hi I am trying to log into Borrowby but my children's cards have expired who can I contact to get them renewed? Many thanks

Hello Pamela. Please use this link

All the best.

Wondering if there's a `travelling library` service available while the Covid crisis prevails?
Many thanks
Mary d

No there isn't Mary due to current circumstances. Sorry about that.

Hi there, I am leaving Ireland and am unsure when I will return. Where can I return my books? Is there a branch with a dropbox I can leave them at? Let me know, thank you.

All branches are closed. I suggest you leave them with someone until we return to some sort of normality. There are no fines on library books now and I'm sure whenever they are returned will not be a problem. Kind Regards.

Has Dublin city library any plans to deliver books to older people like Cork and Kilkenny libraries?

We are working on it so keep an eye on our web page and socia media for updates.

Is it possible to request a book that may not be in stock?

It is indeed, Mary, depending on many factors, but send title and author and ISBN to - and we will check it for you but cannot promise anything until we have that information.

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