Our libraries have lots on offer for our younger members! As well as all the books, we have online resources for fun or for homework help, sensory resources, study space and free events and activities for children of all ages!
How to join
You are never too young to join the library and it is completely free to join. If you are under the age of eighteen you need the permission of a parent or guardian who must sign the necessary form. Read more about membership.
Parents/guardians are responsible for their children's selections and library materials and services, including use of the library and access to the Internet.
Books and Reading
Pick your next read! Search our catalogue
Did You Know? If the book you are looking for is not available, you can order it online from any other library in the country and choose which library you want to collect it from. We’ll let you know when it is ready to collect. All you need is your library card number, PIN and then search our catalogue for the book or author you're interested in.
Or just tell your library what you want and we’ll do the rest.
eResources for children
As well as Borrowbox, Comics Plus, Tumblebooks and magazines for reading, we have lots of free online resources for fun, for language learning and for homework help. Find out more about our eResources for children.
Activities and events
From toddler groups to book clubs, there are always lots of activities for families and children to enjoy in Dublin City Libraries. Look out for special events as part of our Spring Into Storytime, Summer Stars, Children's Book Festival and Science Week celebrations.
To see what's coming up check out our events calendar.
Spark your imagination every summer by taking part in our exciting Summer Stars reading challenge. As well as earning rewards for reading you can join in competitions and activities. Register at your local library.
Schools and Teachers
We're here to help by offering a wide range of information, resources, activities, and events. Find out more about our services to schools including education cards, class visits and resources to support your class.
Early Learning Centres
As well as a great selection of picture books, library offer many other services for Early Learning Centres include group visits, education cards, sensory services and special events. Plus find out about free My Little Library bags.
Our range of sensory and assistive resources has been developed to offer support to children and adults with additional sensory needs, making libraries more accessible and welcoming for them. All our libraries have Sensory boxes with toys for use in the library. We have Sensory Cubbies and Sensory Hours at Coolock and Walkinstown and a Tovertafel at Cabra, Central and Walkinstown Library. Find out more about our Sensory Services.
Computer and Internet access for people under 15
Some libraries have dedicated computer resources for children under 15 and under 12. For more information visit the Computers and the Internet page.
Our learning zones are a great space to do your homework and school projects. They have reading and reference materials, educational websites that have been specially chosen to help with your studies.
For more information visit the Learning and Studying page.