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Dooradoyle library is a single-storey building, located adjacent to The Crescent Shopping Centre. The building has a pitched metal roof supported by large external columns. Bold painted render, timber panelling, steel and glazing combine to create an interesting, 3 dimensional façade. Three  large rooflights admit much natural light into the library. The exhibition/activity area (74m²) can be partitioned off from the rest of the library.
Library Details
Local Authority Name Limerick County Council
Library Dooradoyle
Date Opened 9 March 1997
Contact Details
Address Dooradoyle Road
County Limerick
Telephone 061 301101
Fax 061 301144
Locality & Services
Type of Service Branch library
Type of Building Purpose-built library
Description of Locality Suburban shopping centre
Urban Population 0
Stand Alone Facility Yes
Size & Costs
Number of Floors 1
Size (m2) 610
Cost of Library €901,700
Funding Sources Local Authority, DEHLG
Features & Facilities
Special Features Architectural features
Furnishings and fit-out
Accessibility Accessible parking
Accessible ramp
Assistive technology
Induction loop
Transit wheelchair
Sustainability / Future Proofing Maximum day-lighting
Special Facilities Exhibition area
Exhibition/ multi-purpose area
Historic maps viewer
Literacy material
Local studies collection
Multicultural collection
Plasma screen information facility
Relaxation and reading area
Parking Free parking on site
Internet Access 9 terminals
Wi-Fi Yes
Printing No
Photocopying No
  1. County Library, Dooradoyle / Irish Architect (126), April 1997, pp15-19
  2. Minister Gormley officially opens Limerick County Council Offices and Library Headquarters. LAN: Local Authority News, 29(1) 2008, p.12-13.
Architect & Design Team
Architect Name Burke-Kennedy Doyle & Partners (1997)
County/City Librarian Limerick County Council; Limerick County Librarian (1997)
Additional Information
  Dooradoyle library is an information hub for Europe Direct, providing data on a wide range of EU issues.

For further information please contact Limerick County Council Library Authority


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