South Dublin Libraries Launch New Membership Drive

Palmerstown Library

South Dublin Libraries are delighted to launch their membership drive “Here for you in 2022 and beyond”. They are letting all citizens living, working, or studying in the South Dublin County Council area, who they are and what they do! Your library card is your passport to events, social groups, seminars, workshops, talks, clubs, STEAM, storytime, books, digital resources and so much more.  There are 8 branch libraries and 2 brand new mobile libraries that service all of South Dublin County. Your South Dublin Library card also gives you the freedom to use any library in Ireland and to take advantage of the incredible national catalogue of over 12 million resources. 

All items are free to borrow and if you are visiting other places in Ireland, you can borrow a book and then leave it back to us and we will return it safely to its home. Their range of services and events is ever expanding with music gigs, Irish language events, STEAM, career and business start up talks to name but a few. The libraries also provide a vast array of online resources which include language classes, downloadable books and over 3000 magazines and periodicals. The service also has PCs, WIFI and 3D printers all free to use.

The flexible spaces allow people to meet, have discussions, or just read the newspapers.  There is something for everyone and highly trained staff are always on hand to help and advise. South Dublin Libraries are also excited to announce that they will be piloting Saturday opening in the Palmerstown Library Hub – the Palmerstown Little Library on Saturdays will run through May and June with children’s events taking place in the mornings and again in the afternoons. Events include lego robotics, arts and crafts, Superhero Party and face painting, a reptile zoo visit and a fun-believable science show!  To book a place for any of the events above contact Palmerstown Library Hub at 01 467 8909 or email

Palmerstown Library Hub currently opens Tuesdays and Thursdays 1-8pm. They provide access to 3D printing, an interactive HP Sprout workstation for children, public access PCs, free Wifi, Printing/Photocopying/Scanning. 

Pictured: Cllr Peter Kavanagh Mayor of South Dublin, Cllr Guss O’Connell, Magician Jack Flash, Paul Fusco (County Librarian), SDCC Library staff and children and staff from Maureen’s PlaySchool at Palmerstown Library.

Sarah Brooks

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