Local Councillor Charlie O’Connor recently requested information from the Council “To ask the Chief Executive to provide details of plans to provide new Libraries in the County”.
The County Librarian stated the following in his reply to the local representative “South Dublin County Council (SDCC) are committed to the delivery of new libraries in Adamstown and Dublin West as well as a Library Hub in Rathcoole. A new Library Development Plan will be drafted in 2022 for the period 2023 to 2027, which will include these projects as well as plans to upgrade existing libraries to the standard of those added to the network during the term of the current development plan, Castletymon and North Clondalkin. Adamstown Library will be delivered as part of the continued development of Adamstown Town Centre. Provision of €3.9m has been made in the 2022 to 2024 Capital Programme.
Early in 2022, South Dublin County Council will progress the identification of an appropriate site for a library facility in the Citywest area, thereby meeting the objectives of the Fortunestown Local Area Plan and the delivery of public services to support the area’s inhabitants. Provision of €3.5m has been made in the Capital Programme to deliver a new purpose built library in the area, while plans for the Rathcoole Library Hub are still at concept stage.”