Borrowing

How long can I borrow items for?

The loan period on most items is 3 weeks. Prints can be borrowed for 3 months and bestsellers from our Flash collection for 10 days. DVDs can be borrowed for 1 week. You can sign up to receive a pre-overdue notice by email 3-4 days before your items are due back.
You will get an overdue notice in the post or by email if your loans are late coming back. Block tickets may be issued to primary school teachers for class use only or to facilitate borrowing by customers who are unable to come to the library themselves. Items borrowed on Block tickets have an extended loan period and may not be renewed.

What can I borrow?

Books in English, Irish and other languages, Music on CD or cassette, Movies on DVD, Language courses on cassette and CD, Talking Books on cassette and CD and Prints can all be borrowed from our libraries. Collections are provided for adults and children. You can also request that we borrow items from libraries outside South Dublin on your behalf. See our question on Reservations for more information.