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Ballyfermot Library Now Open

Ballyfermot Library was announced as one of nine libraries to be opened by the Dublin City Council this week.

The nine libraries now open for browsing and borrowing include Ballymun, Cabra, Coolock, and Raheny on the northside, and Ballyfermot, Pearse Street, Pembroke (Ballsbridge) Rathmines and Walkinstown on the southside.

The nine libraries are open from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday to Saturday, for users to browse and borrow books, CDs DVDs. In this initial phase of re-opening there will be no seating for reading or studying, and users are encouraged to keep their visit as short as possible, and to use the self-service kiosks.  Visitors will be able to collect printing from the Surfbox printers.

Computer access will not be available for the Ballyfermot Library though the Dublin City Council have stated that they expect to be able to provide computer access in the three locations in the near future.


  • There will be a limited number of visitors allowed into the branch at any one time so you may have to queue to access the library
  • Once inside everyone will observe physical distancing
  • The idea is to browse and borrow and return fairly quickly – so that no-one is waiting too long to get in
  • Items can be checked-out on the self-service kiosks or using the self-service option on our library app.
  • Users can collect printing from the Surfbox printers.
  • Children under 12 year olds should be accompanied by an adult.

If you can’t or are unwilling to visit your library, they do offer numerous online resources such as Borrowbox. BorrowBox is free and available from your local library, or as an app downloadable to your mobile device. All you need is an email address, your library barcode and a PIN number. If you don’t have a library card, you can still avail of Borrowbox, just download the app and follow the instructions. For a full list of e-resources go to