About the Libraries

Public Libraries are both a very old and a very new idea. The modern public library service provided by South Dublin County Libraries is recognized for its strong customer service ethos and its innovative use of technology for improved services to all customers. Our libraries are community spaces where people come to read, relax, learn and search the broad range of human knowledge stored in books and in online resources.

South Dublin County Libraries provide free and democratic access to our services and connects people with their local authority and their wider communities.

Our libraries are vibrant cultural apace where reading and the book are honored and placed at the heart of all activities. Children are the readers of tomorrow and collections and activities to help them engage in learning and creativity are place at the centre of our services.

Ongoing education in literature, languages, music and the sciences in all our branch libraries further enhance the learning network of the County. The memory of South Dublin is available in our Local Studies collection and through SOURCE our online digital heritage service.

Mobile libraries cross the County daily to remote urban and rural places bringing new worlds to discover and explore.

Contemporary technologies are harnessed to provide digital books from our website allowing us to provide 24/7 service to our customers from anywhere in the world. Customers with reading difficulties can listen to downloadable audio books for free and without visiting the physical branch library.