We are introducing some changes...
Dublin City Public Libraries are joining with all the other public library services in Ireland to create one joint library catalogue, using a shared computer system. In the first phase of this project, Dublin City Public Libraries, along with libraries in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, Fingal, Kildare, South Dublin, and Wexford, are introducing this new computer system and making some changes which will help us provide a better service to library users.
*** To facilitate the changeover to the new system, the catalogue will be unavailable from Friday, 19th June. Our sincere apologies. As borrowers will not be able to login or renew items online during this downtime, fines will not be charged from 19th June until the online service is available again.
We’re still working on getting the catalogue up-and-running. Will update when we know more, apologies for the delay. (Updated Monday, 29th June, 4.55pm). ***
From late-June 2015:
- It will be easier to search and request items, and get recommendations, using the new shared library catalogue.
- You can borrow a maximum of 12 items (including DVDs) for 3 weeks from any public library in Dublin, Kildare and Wexford
- We are reducing the fines you will pay on items (including DVDs) not returned or renewed on time to 30c per week or part of a week.
- We will send you a reminder, by email or text, to let you know that your books and DVDs are due back, that items you requested are ready for collection, and to let you know about library events.
- We’ll have self-service kiosks in all our libraries, making it easier for you to return and take out new books and DVDs.
- You won’t need to get a new library card but we ask you to bring your card with you each time you visit the library – this will help you get the most out of our new system.
To get the best from these changes, please ensure that we have your mobile number, email address, and (when it becomes available) your eircode.
There may be some teething problems as we introduce our new computer system and make these changes – please bear with us!