Schools Library Service

Children's and Schools Library Service


South Dublin Libraries offers a wealth of information and resources to the local schools. 
Teachers from schools in the South Dublin County area can contact their local library, the Mobile Library Service or Library Headquarters for advice and support on all library, literacy and book related issues. 


South Dublin Libraries Children’s Services 

A Guide to the Classroom Readers Service:

The Classroom Readers Service is a Primary School level service set up to allow a set of 25-30 books to be borrowed by a Primary School/Class located within the South Dublin County Council catchment area for a period of 60 days (2 months or approximately a term).
The service provides a selection of over 300 titles to choose from, with a wide range of novels that cater for pupils from Junior Infants right through 6th class.

Please email if you are interested in availing of this service.


How the Classroom Readers Service Operates:

The Classroom Reader sets are issued onto a School Library card so that no one teacher is responsible for the set on their own personal library card. This in turn also allows multiple sets to be borrowed by the same school at the same time.  Once issued the books are delivered out to the school by one of South Dublin County Council’s Mobile Library drivers. The Mobile Library drivers will also be available to collect the sets from the school after the 60 day loan period is up.

 Items to Note When Using the Classroom Readers Service:  

  • The school must be located within the South Dublin County Council catchment area.

  • The loan period for all sets is 60 days (2 months). Unlike normal library items, Classroom Reader sets are not renewable or reservable.

  • The service operates on a first come first served basis. 

  • Class and/or age suitability of books are given only as a guide.

  • For further information please contact South Dublin Library Headquarters or by email 

To make the service more inclusive we have ordered a selection of titles in talking book format.  These can be played in the class or used as an aid for students who face challenges reading.  Titles with talking books can be seen with the logo below. 
In addition to this we have also introduced some smaller sets of Dyslexia Friendly Editions (these sets each contain 15 books, rather than the usual 30).


The list of classroom readers is updated frequently. Please email to get an up to date list of books available. 

  • Contact Library Headquarters for:

    • Advice and demonstrations to teachers and children on online resources available on our website.

    • Workshops and presentations for parents on reading with their children.

    • Homework Help offered on our website.

    • Young Adult Book Club.

    • Please email for more details and to request titles for your South Dublin book club.

Contact your local library for:

  • Class visits

  • Storytime and information sessions for pupils

  • Information on block loan facilities for teachers working in schools in the South Dublin County Council area. 

  • Information about TTRS and Lexia learning programmes.

Mobile Library Services:
email    Tel:  01-459 7834 
Contact the Mobile Library Service for visits to schools by our mobile library vans.

Library Headquarters: 
email     Tel: 01-4597834

Ballyroan Library:
email   Tel:  01-494 1900

Castletymon Library

Clondalkin Library        
email   Tel:  01-459 3315

Lucan Library
email         Tel:  01-621 6422

County Library, Tallaght
email         Tel:  01-462 0073

North Clondalkin Library

Stewarts Library:
email      Tel:  01-651 8129

Palmerstown Library Digital Hub
email  Tel: 01- 467 8909 (Tuesday and Thursday 1-8pm)