Tel: (01) 2888117
Librarian: Jonathan Duggan
June 2013 - Latest Update and Photographs
'The refurbishment and extension of Blackrock Library is progressing well as part of an overall partnership between Dún Laghaire VEC and Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council. The new Library and College will bring life back into this part of Blackrock, revitalising three significant Protected Structures dating from 1860 and 1905 -the Town Hall, Carnegie Library and VEC building.
The Library will be doubled in area and is woven through much of the ground floor of the development – at this stage, remedial works to roofs and facades is in progress, a universal access lift and ramps are being installed as is the new mezzanine floor. Furniture is being designed which will optimise the use of the spaces and IT servicing is well advanced. It is hoped that the entire complex will be complete by the end of the year and the new Library opening in January 2014.
Blackrock Library Refurbishment - Plans and Photos (opens in new window)
Blackrock Library has moved to Valentine House, Temple Road, while renovation works are being carried out on the Carnegie Library which is on Main Street.
The Carnegie Library was built in 1905 as an addition to the imposing Town Hall building. The whole site is now under development and will include the Library and a new VEC college.
|Monday||10.00 - 1.00||2.00 - 5.00|
|Tuesday||2.00 - 8.00|
|Wednesday||10.00 - 1.00||2.00 - 5.00|
|Thursday||2.00 - 8.00|
|Friday *||10.00 - 1.00||2.00 - 5.00|
|Saturday*||10.00 - 1.00||2.00 - 5.00|
*Open alternate Fridays and Saturdays. Subject to change around Bank Holidays.
Fridays & Saturdays Open
Christmas 2013: Closed from 24th December 2013 to 1st January 2014 inclusive
How to get to Blackrock Library
DART (Railway): 5 minutes
walk from Blackrock Station
Bus: 4 from Harristown, 4 from Stradbrook; 7, 8 from Dublin; 7 from Dún Laoghaire; 8 from Dalkey; 17 from Dundrum; 84 from Newcastle & Bray; 114 from Kilcross
access and wi-fi: Yes, for library members
Parking: Very limited (pay & display)
Public toilet: Yes
Study spaces: 0 - Please see our Guidelines for students using dlr Libraries
Wheelchair access: Yes