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Blackrock Library

Blackrock Library
Valentine House
Temple Road
County Dublin
Tel: (01) 2888117
Email: blackrocklib@dlrcoco.ie
Lisa Larkin

Relocation of Blackrock Library

The library at Valentine House closed at 5pm on Friday 21 February 2014.
The new library will open in Blackrock Town Hall, Main Street, in May 2014.

Please use the services of any of the dlr Libraries below
during the closed period to borrow and return items,
or renew items online by clicking here.

Cabinteely Library
Dalkey Library
Deansgrange Library
Dún Laoghaire Library
Dundrum Library
Shankill Library
Stillorgan Library

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.

Blackrock Library Refurbishment - Plans and Photos (opens in new window)


Opening hours

Monday10.00 - 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

JAN 2014

FEB 2014

Sat 4th
Fri 10th
Sat 18th
Fri 24th

Sat 1st
Fri 7th
Sat 15th
Fri 21st



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

Internet 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