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
While #stayathome is in force lots of people are getting to spend more time in their own local area. As you stroll around your 2km zone, you may not know that you’re surrounded by history and heritage, in the streets and buildings that make up our city and suburbs!Dublin City Council’s history on your doorstep programme brings this history & heritage to life.Do you know how your housing estate or street got its name? Join Cathy Scuffil in her live Facebook talks on the street names and place names of some of Dublin's best loved areas, including the Liberties and the housing estates in Crumlin, Ballyfermot and Drimnagh.Watch out for history on your doorstep panels and read about the place you are standing in, and see what your area looked like in the past through the thousands of photographs online in our digital collections.You may not be able to visit the City Centre, but James Curry’s illustrated videos about the statues on O’Connell Street, the City’s bridges, and other monuments, will give you lots to think about. You can find out that mistakes are sometimes set in stone, how Dubliners were able to drink the water, and why Rosie Hackett came to be celebrated in a bridge over the Liffey.On the library blog you can read the historians’ quick reads on topical subjects like the flu pandemic of 100 years ago, Molly Malone (did she really die of a fever?), the general strike of April 1920 and lots more.Podcasts are great company on a walk or doing the ironing, and we have a brilliant selection of talks from international and Irish historians on the Dublin Festival of History podcast. With two episodes a week you’ll have hours of listening with topics including the War of Independence, the Crusades, the rise of Hitler, and Great Irish speeches. Subscribe now!We also have lots of reading material, with a great selection of history books on BorrowBox and history magazines on RBDigital, and thousands of old photographs, maps and historical documents available free-of-charge on our digital repository and image galleries.Keep in touch by following us on twitter at @histfest @dubhistoriansSo, while you #stayathome, why need visit the city and the world through great history content, brought to you by Dublin City Council.