Library Services, Level 5 Impact
Published on 22nd December 2020
Joining the Library
Just fill out the online form. You'll get a temporary library number and you can set up a library PIN.
Our eResources, including ebooks, audio books, music and magazines are all still available.
To access the many eResources courtesy of Dublin City Libraries, all you need is an email address, your Dublin City library barcode and a PIN number. If you join now you get a temporary number which gives you access to a more limited range of the most popular eResources; BorrowBox, Pressreader, RBDigital eMagazines, Universal Class and Transparent Languages Online.
Problems relating to your patron login, PIN, expiry date, please open a support ticket at Libraries Ireland Support.
If you have trouble accessing online resources such as BorrowBox, check the support details for that service on our eResources page.
IMPORTANT: If you are under the age of 18, you must review terms and conditions with your parent or guardian before agreeing, to make sure that you or your parent or guardian understand your and their legal obligations. Parents or guardians are responsible for their children’s digital content selections. Please note that the normal age restrictions for accessing content for e-books and e-audio books are not in place for users who have registered during this temporary arrangement.
Unfortunately you cannot place reservations on the library catalogue during this period, our apologies.
Books Due Back?
All loans will be extended while we are closed, so there's no need to worry: there are no late fines and we will be delighted to see you and your books back in our branches when we re-open.
Library Cards Expiring
We have renewed all library cards that were due to expire in the near future until 1 April 2021 so hopefully that won’t be a problem.
Login / PIN Problems?
Never had a PIN? Can't remember it and haven't provided an email address? Problems relating to your patron login, PIN, expiry date, please open a support ticket at Libraries Ireland Support.
If you can't remember your PIN but have provided your email address, you can reset it yourself. Follow the Forget Your PIN? link on this page.
Retrieval of Plan Files:
Dublin City Archives will be offering a reduced scan on demand service for plan files. Only plan files dating from 1974-1985 will be available while the current restrictions are in place. Any request for plan files outside of these dates will be processed when the restrictions have been lifted.
Any other questions?
Ask-a-librarian will resume on 4 January, following our Christmas break (24 December to 2 January)