A technical school adjoins the library.
In 2009, the Department of the Environment, Heritage & Local
Government provided the sum €34,000 under the Civic Structures
Conservation grant scheme.
The library was completely refurbished in 2011.
The refurbished library is home to a collection of 50,000
items including books, audio and MP3 books, large print, DVDs and
reference material for all ages. While books continue to be at the heart
of services offered at Rathmines Library, as is befitting of a 21st
century library service clients can avail of free Internet access
(including wi-fi), computers, study and research facilities, as well as
receive advice and guidance from the dedicated and professional staff.
The access improvement works were undertaken as part of Dublin City
Council’s Implementation Plan under the Disability Act, and were
co-funded by the City Council and the Department of the Environment,
Community and Local Government. Plans for the library were the subject
of a wide ranging public consultation process into which the public,
staff and key disability stakeholder groups contributed.
Key improvements include:
- The provision of a passenger lift
- A user friendly self-service system
- Accessible public toilets
- Upgraded lighting and heating
- Improved signage
- New shelving
- A new accessible public counter
Plus, the library has been fully repainted and many of the original features have been restored to their former glory.
This video was designed by Dublin City Public Libraries as a resource for primary and post-primary students up to Junior Certificate.