Dublin City Libraries To Launch ‘Call And Collect’ Service Starting Next Week

The service will be available in six libraries across Dublin.

Via Dublin City Council

Dublin City Libraries are set to launch of a new “call and collect” service starting next week on a trial basis.

The service which will see six Dublin libraries partially reopen from Monday, June 8th. The service will allow library users the chance to call their nearby branch to see if there’s a particular book available and then, library staff will hold the book for the customer, organising a date and time for collection.

The first six libraries to offer this service are Cabra, Coolock, and Raheny libraries on the city’s northside, while Rathmines, Dolphin’s Barn, and Walkinstown libraries on the southside will too offer this facility.


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Dublin City Libraries (@dublincitylibraries) on

“Dublin City Libraries are working on a plan to get libraries open again, in line with the government’s roadmap for re-opening Ireland, said Mairéad Owens, Dublin City Librarian. “We are delighted to be offering this new ‘Call and Collect’ service as part of the phased re-opening of libraries across the city.”

Continuing, Mairead added that this is just a pilot service for now and so, the libraries will look for customers understanding as they move slowly and find the best way to do business while keeping everyone safe.

“Dublin City Libraries will continue to adhere to the government guidance on opening our service in a way that will not compromise the safety of public and staff, so we ask our patrons to bear with us as we negotiate the level of service we can deliver to you over the next few months.”

The Central Library, which is Dublin’s busiest library will continue to remain closed. The library is currently under important renovation and Dublin City Council noted that a reopen date will be issued soon.

For more information on the new ‘call and collect’ service, click here


Have your say

More like this