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About Us

Your local library has something for everyone. All the libraries in South Dublin have lots of fun and exciting things for you to do.

If you can't get to one of our six branches, we also have a mobile library service - or check out our download zone.
So come on down - You'll always be amazed at what you can do in your local library.

Find a Library

Branch Information

Click the library branch you are interested in to see more details.

Ballyroan

Address:

Ballyroan Library,
Orchardstown Avenue,
Rathfarnham,
Dublin 14.

Opening Hours

  • Monday to Thursday 9.45am – 8pm
  • Fridays and Saturdays 9.45am – 4.30pm

Contact Details

  • Phone: 01-4941900
  • Email: ballyroan@sdublincoco.ie

Resource for Children

  • Fiction, non-fiction books, picture books and board books
  • DVDs, PC games, audio books
  • Homework help and local history information
  • Graded readers
  • Teenage section
  • Toys and jig-saws
  • Teacher's curriculum resources

Activites for Children

  • Story time for under 7s
  • Monthly children's book club for 8-12 year olds
  • Weekly chess club for the over 8s
  • Monthly young adult movie club
  • Activities and author visits during children's book festival, science week, seachtaine na gaeilge, eco week and during school holidays.
  • Regular school class visits
  • Weekly parent and toddler group
Castletymon

Opening Hours

  • Monday to Thursday 9.45am – 5pm
  • Fridays and Saturdays 9.45am – 4.30pm

Contact Details

  • Phone: 01-4524888
  • Email: castletymon@sdublincoco.ie

Resource for Children

  • Fiction
  • Non-Fiction Books
  • Picture books and board books
  • Teenage section
  • Dvds
  • PC games
  • Homework Help
  • Graded Readers
  • Talking Books
  • Board Games
  • Colouring Sheets and Wordsearches
  • Toys and Jig-Saws

Activites for Children

  • Weekly art and craft session
  • Story time for under 7s
  • Book club fortnightly for 8-11 year olds
  • Activities and author visits during children's book festival
  • Science week
  • Seachtaine na gaeilge
  • Eco week and during school holidays
Clondalkin

Opening Hours

  • Monday to Thursday 9.45am – 8pm
  • Fridays and Saturdays 9.45am – 4.30pm

Contact Details

  • Phone: 01-4593315
  • Email: clondalkin@sdublincoco.ie

Resource for Children

  • The junior library is an attractive child-friendly space with a reading and study area.
  • 6 junior pc's with a range of child-friendly programs and limited Internet access
  • A wide range of reading material suitable for all ages from tots to teens
  • Graded readers to help develop confidence in younger readers.
  • Children's dvd's, a range of computer games, books on cd, story books and multi-lingual books.
  • Support material for Junior and Leaving cert courses

Activites for Children

  • Regular story time every Wednesday afternoon, junior book club and art and craft sessions.
  • Calendar of events to coincide with school holidays, Children's Book Festival, Science Week etc
  • Games, toys, colouring sheets and jigsaws are always available in the library.
  • Homework help section is also provided.
County Library, Tallaght

Opening Hours

  • Monday to Thursday 9.45am – 8pm
  • Fridays and Saturdays 9.45am – 4.30pm

Contact Details

  • Phone: 01-4620073

Resource for Children

In our Children's Zone children can relax, Surf the net or play a PC game on one of our 12 PCs or read the best books in the World from the thousands of books we have in stock.

Homework help is available –simply ask one of our librarians or check out our reference books/Local Study files .

Activites for Children

  • Regular Storytime/BookClubs/Polish Storytime
  • Movie Clubs/Colouring Sheets.
  • Special activities organised every month
  • 16 COMPUTERS with best websites, games and learning activities.
  • Loads and loads of great books for you to read.
  • Books on CD and DVD's for lending.
  • Learn a language.
  • Graphic novels
  • Multicultural section with books in many  languages
  • Irish language section
  • Storysacks
  • Situation Books-to help you through life's experiences eg when parents separate or going to the dentist etc.
  • Visit with your class
  • Homework help
  • Play area
Whitechurch

Address

Whitechurch Library,
Taylor's Lane
Rathfarnham
Dublin 16

Opening Hours

  • Tues: 2pm-5pm and 6pm-8pm
  • Wed: 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm
  • Thurs: 2pm-5pm and 6pm-8pm

Contact Details

  • Phone: 01-4930199
  • Email: whitechurch@sdublincoco.ie

Resource for Children

  • Picture books
  • board books
  • Fiction for all ages
  • non-fiction , talking books
  • DVDs
  • Computer games
  • Multi-media Books

Activites for Children

For activities, please contact the Librarian

Mobile Libraries

Information

The Mobile Libraries serve more than 40 stops and visit places which are not near a Branch Library. If you would like to know when the mobile library van will next visit your area, click here.

Opening Hours

    Mon – Thurs 9.45am-8.00pm, Fri-Sat 9.45am – 4.00pm

Contact Details

  • Phone: 01-4597834

Resource for Children

The mobile libraries have books for children of all ages, from babies to Teens. They also have DVDs, CDs, and Computer games

Activites for Children

During major events such as Children's Book Festival, Science Week and Seachtain Na Gaeilge, the Mobile Libraries organise author visits and other activities, often with the co-operation of local schools. View or download the current Mobile Library timetable (PDF 359kb)

Lucan

Opening Hours

  • Mon – Thurs 9.45am-8.00pm
  • Fri-Sat 9.45am – 4.00pm

Contact Details

  • Phone: 01-4597834
  • Email: lucan@sdublincoco.ie

Resource for Children

Wide range of books, audio books and games for toddlers to teens, fiction and non-fiction. Computers with games and internet access for homework research. Assisted technology for aiding reading.

Activites for Children

  • Parent and Toddler Group every Tuesday 11-12 noon for pre-school age
  • Story Time every Wednesday 3-3.30pm for age 3-6
  • Art Classes every Wednesday 3.30-5pm (Booking essential)
  • Children's Book Club Every 2nd Tuesday 3.45pm – 4.45pm, age 10-11 (booking essential)
  • Lucan Library teen writing group, every second Saturday 2pm – 3.30pm.
  • Créche and class visits by appointment, Monday-Thursday mornings
  • Wide range of extra activities and events during special festivals such as Children's Book Festival, Science Week, Hallowe'en etc.