Kevin Street Library Re-Opening 25th July!

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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

The newly refurbished library contains

  • a spacious adult library with a reading room adjacent,
  • a children's library equipped with a large screen TV, 4 PCs with access to  a list of selected websites, and a slide (see photo below), 
  • a digital display area for exhibits and public information,
  • a suite of PCs for public use and
  • free WiFi. Access to the WiFi is via your library card number and PIN.

The public access PCs, three of which are for short period use ('express' PCs, maximum time allowed 20 minutes) , one for use by those wishing to avail of assistive technology and nine other PCs, contain LibreOffice, which includes word processing spreadsheet and presentations applications. A Surfbox print/scan/copy station is also available.

Branch opening times from the 25th July will be as follows:

Monday and Wednesday: 10.00am - 5.00pm
Tuesday and Thursday: 1.00pm - 8.00pm
Friday and Saturday: 10.00am - 1.00pm, 1.45pm - 5.00pm (closed for lunch)

Access full branch details.

 

 

adult library

Reading Room

Children's library

Computer suite

children's slide

Photos: Paddy Cahill

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