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Ashbourne Library is a purpose-built branch library for a growing urban and rural population. The lending library is located on the ground floor, with the local history collection and community meeting rooms on the 1st floor. The library shares an entrance with the local authority area offices and one-stop-shop. Glazing to the rear of the building allows natural light and ventilation to the staff area. The library has a roof garden/space for activities. The furniture and fittings are brightly coloured and innovative in design.

Flexible design to accommodate changes to layout in future

Library Details
Local Authority Name Meath County Council
Library Ashbourne
Library Name Ashbourne Community Library
Date Opened 12 May 2004
Contact Details
Address 1-2 Killegland Square
  Upper Killegland Street
County Meath
Telephone 01 8358185
Locality & Services
Type of Service Branch library
Type of Building Purpose-built library
Description of Locality Commercial town centre
Urban Population 8528
Stand Alone Facility No
Locality & Services
Partnerships Local authority area offices, One-stop-shop
Location on Site Ground floor, 1st floor
Size & Costs
Number of Floors 2
Size (m2) 884
Cost of Library €2,883,607
Funding Sources Local Authority, DEHLG
Features & Facilities
Special Features Architectural features
Art work
Furnishings and fit-out
Accessibility Accessible entrance
Accessible lift
Accessible parking
Accessible toilets
Assistive technology
Furniture height
Induction loop
Transit wheelchair
Sustainability / Future Proofing Maximum day-lighting
Special Facilities Book clubs
Citizens Information Centre
Exhibition & community space
Foreign language collection
Learning space
Meeting room/community space
Music library
Parking Range of facilities available
Internet Access 10 terminals
Wi-Fi No
Printing No
Photocopying No
  1. Irish Library News, No.240, 2004 
  2. Local Authority News 24 (1),2004, p.6-7.
  3. Census 2006 Table 12 Alphabetical list of Towns with their population, 2002 and 2006 (Population within legally defined boundary)
Architect & Design Team
Architect Name JNP Architects (2004)
County/City Librarian Meath County Council; Meath County Librarian (2004)
Additional Information
  Flexible shelf arrangements allow ground floor area to be converted to exhibition/event space for up to eighty people. Meeting area/reference area on 1st floor is equipped with flexible, retractable acoustic wall.

For further information please contact Meath County Council Library Authority


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