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County Library, Tallaght


County Library, 
Library Square,
Dublin D24 A3EX

Tel: +353 1 462 0073+353 1 462 0073 

Senior Executive Librarian: Catherine Gallagher

Senior Librarian:  Henry Morrin

Library email: talib@sdublincoco.ie

Events and Activities.

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03/10/2016 - 10:00am
If you are over 55 years of age and want to learn the basics of computers, these sessions may be for you. Volunteers from Age Action Ireland come to the library on Monday mornings and provide individual or small group tuition tailored to your own needs. Computer, tablet or smartphone training may be available. Book with Age Action at 01 4756989.
04/10/2016 - 12:00pm
Information stand with a member of the group in the library on the first Tuesday of each month. 
04/10/2016 - 12:00pm
Bouncy Baby Club (Part of: )
Saturday 4th November at 12 noon. Suitable for babies up to 12 months and parent. Booking essential. Book in person or telephone 01 4620073. 
04/10/2016 - 12:00pm
We have Irish classes at 2 levels: beginners and intermediate. Classes start Tuesday 20th September. There is a one hour class every Tuesday for 10 weeks. The intermediate class is a continuation of the classes we have been having for the past few years and starts at 1 pm. Our new class for beginners is aimed particularly at parents of primary school children who are learning Irish and starts at 12 noon.  Book from Monday 5th September in person, by telephone to 01 4620073 or email: talib@sdublincoco.ie.
04/10/2016 - 3:30pm
Every Tuesday at 3:30 pm in the Junior Library.   All welcome
04/10/2016 - 4:00pm
Every Tuesday at 4 pm starting on 20th September. Strictly ages 8 and over. Children need to know the basic rules of chess to join the club. All welcome. 
04/10/2016 - 6:30pm
Classes start Tuesday 2th September. There is a one hour class every Tuesday for 10 weeks at 6.30 pm. Booking essential. Book from Monday 5th September in person, by telephone to 01 4620073 or email: talib@sdublincoco.ie.
05/10/2016 - 10:00am
Toddler Time (Part of: )
Bring your toddler along to Tallaght Library to meet other parents and toddles, to play with our toys and read our books. 15 minute song and rhyme session at 10.30 am. All welcome. 
05/10/2016 - 5:00pm
We have English classes at 2 levels: beginners and intermediate. Classes start Wednesday 21st September. There is a one hour class every Wednesday for 10 weeks. Beginners classes start at 5 pm and intermediate classes start at 6 pm. Booking essential. Book from Monday 5th September in person, by telephone to 01 4620073 or email: talib@sdublincoco.ie.
05/10/2016 - 6:30pm
Group meets every Wednesday at 6.30 p.m.. Bring along whatever project you are working on: sewing, knitting, quilting, papercraft etc. or just drop in to swap skills and ideas over tea/coffee. No booking necessary.
05/10/2016 - 6:45pm
Tallaght Book Club (Part of: )
The Tallaght Library book club for adults meets on the first Wednesday of each month from 6.45 to 7.45 pm. New members welcome. 
06/10/2016 - 10:00am
Six week course. Building the Food Pyramid. Information in fibre, fats, food for life and food shopping advice. Every Thursday at 10 am from 1st September to 6th October inclusive. Booking essential. You need to be able to attend all the sessions. Book in person, telephone 01 4620073 or email: talib@sdublincoco.ie. 
06/10/2016 - 7:00pm
Classes start Thursday 22nd September. There is a one hour class every Thursday at 7 pm for 10 weeks. Booking essential. Book from Monday 5th September in person, by telephone to 01 4620073 or email: talib@sdublincoco.ie.
07/10/2016 - 10:30am
Over 55s Drama Group (Part of: )
The drama group is  meeting on a new day - FRIDAY from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm. Booking essential. Booking from Monday 5th September. Book in person, telephone 01 4620073 or email:talib@sdublincoco.ie. 
08/10/2016 - 1:30pm
Saturday October 8th and Saturday November 12th from 1.30 pm to 4 pm. 'The Merg Sessions' is an (advance sign-up) open-mic that takes place at the County Library, Tallaght, dedicated to giving a regular platform to poets & prose writers. If you are interested in performing at any of the remaining 2016 dates (October 8, November 12) please contact: themergsessionstallaght@gmail.com  This is a free event. If you would like to come along and enjoy the entertainment you are very welcome. You can book a place by calling Tallaght Library at 01 4620073 or call into Tallaght Library and book at the desk.

Opening Hours

Closed Saturdays and Mondays of Bank Holiday Weekends

  • Mon: 9.45 - 8.00  
  • Tues: 9.45 - 8.00  
  • Wed: 9.45 - 8.00  
  • Thurs: 9.45 - 8.00
  • Fri: 9.45 - 4.30  
  • Sat: 9.45 - 4.30  


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About the County Library

The County Library, Tallaght, which reopened in April 2008 following a major refurbishment programme, is in the heart of the cultural quarter of the Tallaght Town Centre, which includes the Civic Theatre, the Big Picture and Rua Red Art Centre. The Library is located adjacent to the Square Shopping Centre and at the terminus of the Luas Red Line. 

In keeping with our service commitment to promote accessibility for all citizens, access to the building is facilitated by automatic doors and movement within the building is facilitated by a lift and a ramp.  The library provides a wide range of stock in a variety of formats including large print books, talking books on CD and online access to our download zone. The library counters and the conference room have a loop hearing system and a number of computers are provided with assistive technologies. Both counters have low-level sections. An accessible toilet is available. Some tactile signage is provided on both the ground floor and on the upper floor. The library operates a Home Delivery Service for people who are unable to visit the library. Please select the following link for more information on Access Features of the County Library (pdf, 13Kb). Details of access features of all South Dublin Libraries including a video are available on our Access page. A detailed access guide to the County Library is also available from www.accessdublin.ie.

The County Library is a light filled, spacious and customer-orientated building which provides a large and up-to-date book stock, free state of the art computer faculties, self service terminals, printing and photocopying systems, a digital training and a conference suite, a teen zone, a children’s library and a local studies area, a download zone where customers can download audio books directly to their  mp3 player or iPod from our award winning on-line service and assistive technologies for people who have visual or reading difficulties. The County Library delivers open and welcoming access to leisure, information and educational opportunities

The multi award winning County Library is now included in a European database for inspirational libraries.

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Map and Directions

The library can be reached by bus or by the LUAS. 

  • The LUAS red line terminus (Direction: Tallaght) is located on Blessington Road between the Square Shopping Centre and the rear of the County Library. For routes, timetables and fares information see luas.ie
  • Any bus routes that go to Tallaght Hospital or to the Square Shopping Centre including 49, 54a, 65b, 75, 76a, 76b, 77a, and 210.  For details of routes, timetables and fares, see the Dublin Bus website.
  • For specific location, please use this link
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