- Online Magazine Collection
- Language Learning Online
- Consumer Health
- Environmental Resources
- Reference Resources
- Business Resources
- Newspapers Online
- Community Resources
- Book Resources
- Local Studies Resources
South Dublin Libraries are delighted to offer this new service from May 2013.
Zinio delivers magazines to your screen wherever you are.
Zinio is a magazine shelf for iPad, iPhone, Android and Windows 8 devices.
Readers can store and read full magazines offline and sync magazine libraries across multiple devices.
You can also use laptops and PCs. It’s easy to use and all you need is your library card (beginning with a D4) and PIN.
There are two logins require – one to sign up to Zinio from South Dublin Libraries
and the other to create your own personal magazine collection from the titles on offer.
Click on Create Account - you will need your D4 South Dublin Libraries’ card and an email.
You will be asked to authenticate your email to login. This allows access to the library titles.
This account allows you to create your own personal magazine collection
from the titles on offer and to activate the mobile app (called Zinio).
It is probably advisable to have the same email for both accounts.
This account is called “my library”
Once you click on a magazine it opens and you can turn pages by touching
or clicking on the edge of the page. Hyperactive links will take you to other pages or links.
If a title requires Reader 4, this software can be freely downloaded.
It allows the titles to be downloaded and read offline. You only need to download the software once.
Further guidelines and instructions here
Transparent Language Online
South Dublin Libraries are delighted to announce the availability
of an online language learning service with over 80 languages to choose from.
This service is accessible though the library website
and is free to all patrons of South Dublin Libraries.
All you need to access the fun and easy to use language service
is your library card (must be a newer one that starts with D4) and a PC.
Transparent Language Online is packed full of hints and lessons
for acquiring the basics of a new language.
It combines pronounciation, grammar, conversation practice,
writing and vocabulary resources.
You can sign up for Word of the Day, culture blogs,
join social communities learning your chosen language,
play interactive games and there is a version available for iPhone and Android devices.
Click on the icon above to start learning a new language now!
Consumer health Complete
Consumer Health Complete (CHC) provided by EBSCO is the single most
comprehensive resource for consumer-orientated health content.
It is designed to support the information needs of patients and
to foster and support an over-all understanding of health-related topics.
Please note that information provided in this database should not
be used for self-diagnosis or as a substitute for professional medical advice,
diagnosis or treatment. The medication and drugs mentioned on this site currently use the American names.
This resource requires your library card number to gain access.
Whether you wish to improve your health, take up a sport or a new hobby,
re-vamp your home or immerse yourself in cultural activities,
South Dublin County Libraries have the resources to get you started
Healthy Reading for Healthy People
The Healthy Reading Scheme is a collection of recommended
self-help books for people experiencing stress or emotional difficulties.
The reading scheme is provided in 2 lists:
Healthy Reading for Adults (63kb, PDF)
Healthy Reading for Families (61kb, PDF)
This list contains titles of books in stock in our libraries to help children cope with life’s challenges.
Citizens’ Information – Health section
Public service information concerning health issues,
benefits and entitlements provided by the Citizen’s Information Board
Mental Health Ireland
Mental Health Ireland is a national voluntary organisation with 104 local Mental Health Associations
(MHAs) and branches throughout the country. The membership includes mental health professionals
and lay people who provide care, support and friendship for the mentally ill.
MHI aims to promote positive mental health and to actively support persons
with a mental illness, their families and carers by identifying their needs,
providing information and advocating their rights
South Dublin County Libraries is one of four libraries authorities selected
to participate in a nationwide pilot project to promote and provide
environmental information through the public library network.
The ENFO website is available on a dedicated touch screen PC in the County Library, Tallaght and will include national and locally relevant environmental information, issues and events.
The local content of the site, which will be built and added to over the coming year,
will enhance the provision of information and plans of a developmental and environmental nature.
The website is www.enfo.ie and is hosted and administered by An Chomhairle Leabharlanna,
the statutory and advisory body charged with responsibility for the provision of assistance
and advice to public libraries and with advising and making recommendations to the Minister on issues relating to public libraries.
The Online Library Edition includes the complete encyclopaedia with more than 72,000 searchable articles and related websites selected by Encyclopaedia Britannica Editors. The database is updated constantly by Encyclopaedia Britannica staff. This resource requires your library card number to gain access.
- The Full Encyclopaedia for over 18s
- The Student Enyclopaedia for 12 - 18 year olds
- The Elementary Encyclopaedia for 6 - 12 year olds
Credo Reference is an online reference library of 100 encyclopaedias, dictionaries and other reference books. This resource requires your library card number to gain access.
Which is an information website that focuses on consumer issues. They are well-known for undertaking product tests and reviews and delivering independent and unbiased consumer advice. Their online resource can only be accessed on our in-branch library pc’s. Our branch libraries also carry copies of Which Magazine.
Vision Net is a website that provides company information for Ireland and the United Kingdom. This resource is available on our library PC’s in the County Library, Tallaght. You will need a library card and PIN
Is music your business? Are you a composer, student or researcher?
Music PAL is a scheme to facilitate access to music information and materials throughout Ireland.
The Music PAL Access Card can open doors to a wealth of music resources in some of the best music libraries anywhere in Ireland.
Websites that offer access to hundreds of Irish, local and International newspapers in many languages.
International and Foreign Language Sites
- Listing of National and Local Irish/Scottish and Manx Newspapers
- Online Newspapers.com - excellent - searchable by country/subject - useful notes.
- News and Newspapers online - very wide language searching facility.
- World Newspapers.com - English language only, but attractive and very easy to use Kidon Media Link - excellent language search. Comprehensive user guides.
Citizens Information is an Irish e-Government website provided by the Citizens Information Board. The site provides public service information for Ireland.
Money Advice and Budgeting Service
MABS is a national, free, confidential and independent service for people in debt or in danger of getting into debt.
South Dublin is a portal website containing links to various other South Dublin Websites such as South Dublin County Council, South Dublin County Development Board, Property Path and others.
Borrowbooks is a website where you can search all of the online catalogues and website of Irish public libraries, and request books, CDs, DVDs etc., via Inter-Library Loan. Please check and reserve using the the South Dublin Libraries Online Catalogue before using BorrowBooks.
Book Crossing is website where books are “released into the wild” and then following their journeys and the lives they touch. Each book is tagged with a unique ID number and left somewhere public for someone to find. For more information, visit their website.
Reader2Reader is a site for readers to share opinions about books - what you loved, what you hated and what you got stuck on.
WhichBook is a website that gives readers an enjoyable and intuitive way to find books to match their mood.
Lifesteps consists of a series of interesting guides to the Internet and will be available in public libraries and on the project website.
South Dublin County History
South Dublin County History gives an overview of the history of the villages in South Dublin County and includes images, maps and walking tours of each village.
SOURCE our Digital Archive
SOURCE is a downloadable collection of digital content relating to South Dublin County, digitised and presented by our Local Studies staff.
Go to SOURCE
Connecting to the Past: Mapping South Dublin County in Time
South Dublin Libraries' map viewer allows users to browse series of historical maps of South Dublin County from Rocque’s map (1760) through a variety of maps and times to current OS mapping and aerial photography.
Ask About Ireland
Ask About Ireland is an initiative of public libraries together with local museums and archives in the digitisation and online publication of the original, the unusual and the unique material from their local studies' collections to create a national Internet resource for culture.
Griffith’s Valuation Maps
(1852) based on the 1st ed. 6" Ordnance Survey maps are available online at www.askaboutireland.ie
Ordnance Survey Ireland Historic Maps Library Viewer
Historical Ordnance Survey maps are now available for online viewing in public libraries only. The images are high-quality and may be printed. The maps cover the whole country and may be searched by county, townland or locality. This resource can be accessed on our in-branch library pcs.The available maps series are:
- 6 inch Colour (1834 - 1842)
- 6 inch Black and White (1834 - 1842)
- 25 inch Black and White (1834 - 1842)
Irish Newspaper Archives
The Irish Newspaper Archives is the world's largest online database of Irish Newspapers, Search, retrieve and view Ireland's past exactly as it was originally published. This resource can be accessed in branch at the County Library, Tallaght.
Irish Times Digital Archive
The Irish Times Digital Archive features exact reproductions of all articles published by the Irish Times from 1859 onwards. This resource can be accessed on our in-branch library pc’s.
JSTOR Ireland Collection
This collection includes access to around 90 journals and periodicals including many of those familiar to local historians: Dublin Historical Record, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, Archaeology Ireland, Collectanea Hibernica, History Ireland, Irish Historical , Studies, Journal of Irish Archaeology, Journal of the Galway Archaeological and Historical Society, Nordic Irish Studies, Studia Hibernica, etc. The collection can be accessed from any of the public access pcs at the County Library via www.jstor.org. A link is provided on the Local Studies PCs.