The Dublin Covid-19 Pandemic Collection

Dame Street The Covid-19 pandemic, and the lockdown which has come with it, is an historic moment in the life of our city. As a result, Dublin City Library and Archive are eager to collect material that documents the experience of our city and those that reside within it.

We know our city is made up of many people, having many different experiences at this time, and everyone’s experience is valid, so if you’re happy to share it, please do!

How do they do it? Hoonuit

videoHoonuit (pronounced “Who knew it”) is the feeling you get when you learn something new. What is Hoonuit? Well, it's a an online learning resource (STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) that you can access from anywhere. All you need is your library card and pin. On your first visit, create a new account (inputting your Dublin City library membership card number) and complete registration for the 'Hoonuit on the spot training' option. You should use the same email address as for other RBdigital products.

Spring into Storytime with How Do You Read to a Rabbit?

book titleFor this Spring into Storytime session, we have chosen ‘How Do You Read to a Rabbit?’ written and illustrated by Andrea Wayne von Konigslow.  This is a funny story about the problems trying to read to different types of animals.

Portraits of Women Writers, Activists and Artists in Early 20th Century

Sarah Celia HarrisonIn this episode of the DCLA podcast, Jessica Fahy examines the choices made in the portrayal of significant Irish women by leading artists of the day. How a woman is presented in portraiture says a lot about how society views women at that time, and may even still inform our opinions today, while their self-portraits often reveal their identities as the women saw themselves. 

Celebrate Africa Day 2020 at Dublin City Libraries

logoToday is Africa Day, designated by the African Union as an annual celebration of the continent’s unity, on 25 May each year. Why not explore African literature, newspapers, magazines and music through Dublin City Libraries’ eResources? This list is just a taster of some of the great content available – we encourage you to explore Borrowbox, Pressreader and Freegal for more!
Happy Africa Day 2020!

Spring into Storytime with Always

book titleFor this Spring into Storytime session, we have chosen ‘Always’, written by Alison McGhee and illustrated by Pascal Lemaitre. This is a charming story about how devoted a dog can be.

Great recommended reads for children

childrenIf you’ve ever been trapped reading a boring book to a young person, I feel your pain. These books are NOT boring. They’re really well written, beautiful and interesting. Even better, they’re about magic, strange happenings, special powers, and mysterious characters. What’s not to love?

Faith: Embracing life in all its uncertainty

readingIn this book Tim Costelloe examines the concept of faith on many levels, moving from his own personal experience to wider society and the various cultures and institutions that shape the world in which we live. Outlining the impact of historical religious events e.g. the Reformation as well as more recent tribal ones e.g. the war in Rwanda, he emphasises the significance of one’s values or lack of, on the life that’s lead.

Review of Missing by Barry Cummins

readingEvery year there are approximately 9500 people reported missing in Ireland. Most of these cases are solved. Some aren’t. Unfortunately, at the end of every calendar year, some people become part of the long-term missing persons statistic.

Book Delivery Service for Cocooners - FAQ

Home DeliveryOur home delivery service for those of us who are cocooning has been a big hit. We've had a number of queries about how it works so we have put together this FAQ.