Published on 27th November 2020
Dublin City branch libraries closed temporarily because of Covid 19 but we are reopening and we operate a range of services. See below for details on where you can 'Browse and borrow', on our 'Call and Collect' service, our Home Delivery service for people cocooning and of course our online offering.
Joining the Library
Just fill out the online form. You'll get a temporary library number and you can set up a library PIN.
Browse and Borrow
Almost all Dublin City libraries are now open for browsing and borrowing.
Please find contact details for all branches.
The libraries will be open 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.
Call and Collect
Dublin City Libraries are operating a 'Call and collect' service from the remaining branches. This allows you to contact Charleville Mall, Marino, Phibsboro, Inchicore (Richmond Barracks) or Ringsend with details of items you would like to borrow and then to collect them once they are available.
These branches will open Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm.
Home Delivery Service for Cocooners
Dublin City Libraries, in partnership with the Dublin Volunteer Centre, have a book delivery service for people who are cocooning.
If you or your loved one are cocooning and would like to avail of this service, library staff will take your request and organise the delivery of the items to your home, with the help of volunteers from the Dublin Volunteer Centre. All items are on long loan, there are no overdue fines or fees and access to the service is always free.
For more details see our frequently asked questions about the Home Delivery Service.
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.
It is once again possible to reserve library items. Reservations already made will be kept at your desiginated branch for you.
Books Due Back?
Renewals can be made online, but 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 open again.
Library Cards Expiring
We have renewed all library cards that were due to expire in the near future 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.
Handling Library Material
We ask that you don't borrow library items if you or someone in your house has Covid 19 symptoms. If you do have items out and you, or someone in your house has symptoms please do not return the items until you or they have completed 14 days in isolation and have waited a further 3 days.