Reach for a Read with the Library Locker
Published on 17th September 2021
Dublin City Libraries and Our Lady’s Hall Community Centre, Drimnagh, Dublin 12 are embarking on a new venture as part of the Library in the Community pilot project.
Our Lady’s Hall will host the Library Locker: an electronic lending cabinet, in the foyer of the Community Centre.
The electronic lending cabinet holds books and other items which may be accessed by library members by scanning their membership card and entering their PIN. It offers a lending and return service only presently.
Our Lady’s Hall will provide public access to the Library Locker from 10am to 2pm Monday to Friday. Dublin City Libraries will provide trained staff to oversee the service and also look after the maintenance of the locker: hardware, software, and stock.
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How does the Library Locker work?
- Scan your library card and enter your PIN to unlock the door.
- Open the door and select the items you wish to borrow or return items by placing the items on the shelf.
- When you close the door, your account updates automatically; loans are added, returns removed.
- You can print a receipt listing the items you have borrowed.
How many items can I borrow?
As a member of the library, you can borrow up to twelve items for three weeks in total on your account.
Can I borrow from the Library Locker if I have joined online?
You need a valid library card to use the locker. Simply visit your nearest library with photo ID and proof of address (e.g. a bill for gas, electricity, phone; a bank statement, issued within the past six months) to apply for a library card.
Can children use the Library Locker service?
Yes, but children must be supervised by a parent or guardian. Parents/guardians are responsible for their children's selections and library materials and services, including use of the library locker.
Can I renew my loans using the Library Locker?
No, the Library Locker offers lending and returns only. There is no access to your account details. Please contact your local branch library to renew items on your account or access your account online using your PIN.
An error message ‘Items cannot be loaned to you’ comes up when I scan my card and put in my PIN. What do I do?
This message means that your card is not working on the library system. It may have expired. Please contact your local branch library and staff will check for you.