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
How often have you heard it said "I couldn't draw to save my life" or '"I couldn't draw a straight line" You CAN draw! The ability to draw is a skill that anyone can learn and does not depend on talent. It is a fundamental life skill, just like reading and writing. Want to learn how to draw? Or to improve your artistic skills and discover new techniques?
Whether you’re an absolute beginner or already confident in your artistic skills, we have something here for you. Our amazing array of digital resources includes a wide selection of free courses, a comprehensive choice of magazines and books and, for the student of art and art history, an in-depth and authoritative range of reference resources.
More online resources to help with language learning
If you are interested in learning or improving a language (including English), our colleague Simon from Inchicore Library recently reviewed three of our excellent online resources. There are also a variety of other aids to language learning which you might not expect to find in our suite of online resources and which Simon outlines for you here.
The Dictionary of Irish Biography (DIB), a project of the Royal Irish Academy, outlines the lives at home and overseas of prominent individuals born in Ireland, north and south, and the noteworthy Irish careers of those born outside Ireland.
World Book Online is an engaging and trustworthy resource which offers an immersive learning experience to learners at every level. It provides access to over 30,000 articles, 6,000 web links, 400 interactive maps and much, much more.
Encyclopædia Britannica contains hundreds of thousands of objective articles on all major topics as well as a wide selection of biographies and videos. The entries are compiled by experts from around the world, as well as by their own team of editors who all have expertise in their subject areas.
The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) online is widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language, giving you not only the latest content from the full Oxford English Dictionary but also the Historical Thesaurus of the OED