Our Collections

Local Studies

The Local Studies collection includes books, local history files, newspapers, journals and periodicals, maps, directories, land records, folklore, videos, publications, archives and more.

There are a number of special collections of the works of local authors Katherine Tynan, Charles Lever, Austin Clarke, Patrick Pearse, Liam C Martin and others. An almost complete collection of the works of Katherine Tynan is held.

The collectionis housed in the main at the County Library in Tallaght, but there are smaller local collections at each of our branch libraries.

Detailed information about the Local Studies collection is available on the local studies page of this website.

Irish language

Books and other items in the Irish language are available for adults and children.

Multi-cultural books

As well as books in English and Irish, we hold books for adults and children in other World and European languages including, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch,  and Polish

Book Club Collection

We have a collection of almost 200 selected titles for adult book clubs to borrow for their meetings. Generally, about 12 - 15 copies of each title are available. This collection includes both fiction and non-fiction titles. Also, each Autumn we hold our Reader’s Day; a wonderful day of conversations with eminent authors. This is part of our annual Red Line Book Fastival.

Stock Policy

Check out our updated Collection Development Policy here