Thanks for bearing with us as we work to resolve teething problems with our new online system. Your library service now has its own online catalogue where you can search and reserve items and log in and manage your account. The online catalogue for Dublin City members is https://dublincity.spydus.ie
December 8th: the so-called 'Culchie Shopping Day'
December 8th: the so-called 'Culchie Shopping Day'. The day when people ‘from the country’ came to Dublin to shop, in the days before online shopping. This was crucial to Dublin’s retail calendar, as the traditional shopping day for people from outside the capital who journey to the city. It is also the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.
Rathmines Branch Library re-opened after extensive refurbishment on Tuesday August 2nd, 2011. Improvements include the provision of a lift, a user friendly self-service system, accessible public toilets, upgraded lighting and heating, improved signage, new shelving and a new accessible public counter. Plus, the library has been fully repainted and many of the original features have been restored to their former glory.