Dublin City Libraries re-open six branches to public

Library users in Dublin will have reason to celebrate on Monday 29th June, as six Dublin City libraries open their doors in phase 3 of Re-opening Ireland.

The libraries opening for browsing and borrowing are Cabra, Coolock, and Raheny on Dublin’s northside, and Pearse Street, Pembroke (Ballsbridge), and Rathmines on the southside.

Speaking about the re-opening of these branches, Mairead Owen, City Librarian said “We’re really pleased to be opening these six libraries for users to browse and borrow and we, of course, will be following the HSE’s advice about social distancing, hygiene, and limiting numbers. We look forward to welcoming our members back in person over the coming weeks at their local libraries“.

The six libraries will be open from 10am to 4pm Monday to Saturday, for users to browse and borrow books and DVDs. In this initial phase of re-opening there will be no seating for reading or studying, and users are encouraged to keep their visit as short as possible, and to use the self-service kiosks.  

Visitors will be able to collect printing from the Surfbox printers.

The libraries’ ‘call-and-collect’ service will operate in the remaining branches, while the popular home delivery service to cocooners will also continue.

Dublin City Libraries have continued to provide reading materials to all its members throughout the period of restrictions. eBook lending through Borrowbox has increased by 244% on same period as last year and many availed of eNewspapers and eMagazines also.

Full details of these and all the Council’s library services are on the website at www.dublincitylibraries.ie