Navigating our rapidly changing world can be difficult. Many people today are dissatisfied with their income, worried about losing their job or just need a new direction. South Dublin Public Libraries can help you set realistic goals, fine tune your problem solving and perhaps find new pathways for the road ahead.
There are many options out there and the place to explore them is in one of our branch libraries or online with our virtual services. South Dublin Libraries have the resources to help you redefine your lifestyle or decide what direction you should take. We are committed to ensuring that the skills and information you need to turn dreams into reality are available to you.
Finding a new path in life
If you are thinking of a new career we can help with building your new CV – templates are available on the desktops of all public PCs as well as a wide range of books. Online services such as Vision-net are useful with research for potential employers. World newspapers are available too if your horizons are set further afield. If you are interested in learning a new skill or returning to education, check out the Lifelong Learning resources to help get you started
Secure your future with your own business.
Use our libraries as pop up offices. We have Wi Fi and fast broadband access as well as business websites to help research markets and industry sectors. Online databases such as Lexis offer the world’s largest collection of news and business information for free from our libraries. Check out the Money Matters resources to access more information
Recharging your batteries and managing stress
Health and emotional well being are central to a happy lifestyle. We have an excellent collection of contemporary books on mental and physical health and changing your lifestyle. The South Dublin Healthy Reading Scheme has been set up to assist you to gain access to books selected by leading people in the field of good mental health. If exercise and fitness are what interest you, a list of sports opportunities in the area can be accessed here. The Download zone offers digital books and relaxation music to transfer to your iPod for instant stress relief at anytime. Check out the Lifestyle resources to see how South Dublin Libraries can help you.
South Dublin Libraries offer music, art, literary events for free as well as life long learning opportunities in all our branches. Fabulous books are yours for free on themes such as interior design, cookery, gardening, health, alternative lifestyles and travel. Check out the Lifestyle resources for more information.
Volunteering – give something back!
You might have a skill or knowledge that you could share with our customers. We would love to hear from you if you would like to volunteer some of your time and expertise – perhaps you could help with computer training or an art workshop. Drop in and chat with our staff. We need you.
Re-Imagine Yourself – choose from the links below to access information and resources.