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Mayor Guss O'Connell officially opens Palmerstown Library Digital Hub

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Archived on 19/07/2017

Mayor Guss O'Connell officially opens Palmerstown Library Digital Hub

Mayor of South Dublin County Council Cllr. Guss O’Connell officially opened the new Palmerstown Library Digital Hub on Wednesday 14th June at 4pm. Located at Palmerstown Shopping Centre on Kennelsfort Road, the Palmerstown Library Digital Hub is small but beautifully equipped library hub space connecting with the community.

Speaking at the official opening Mayor O’Connell said “At the heart of this library hub is a vision of a service which is both personal and collective, a civic hub around which communities in Palmerstown can learn, read, enjoy cultural offerings, and find a welcoming democratic community space. The community have waited a long time for this wonderful facility and I want to thank in particular our Chief Executive Danny McLoughlin for his commitment to this and the many community-based facilities he has prioritised across the County. Likewise, I want to compliment the Palmerstown Community Council for their dignified campaign over a period of 50 years for a Library in Palmerstown.”

Services provided include book (fiction, non-fiction, and DVD) lending, public access PCs and WIFI, printing and photocopying. All public library users now have online access via a single posting platform to a suite of online resources comprising e-books, e-audiobooks, e-magazines/journals, online languages, e-learning courses and online newspapers.

This will be a community hub for the local area; a living room for the community. Customers can come in and browse books and magazines, read newspapers and surf the ‘net. The hub holds a meeting space for small groups, study space, a space for learning, a space for ICT on-line training, a selection of magazines and a community notice board. There will also be a wide range of events from story-time to literary events hosted for the community. Hub users will also have access to a host of 24 hour online services available from

The Palmerstown Digital Library Hub serves a population of 11,216 people and so we are delighted to be able to serve this community. 75% of the population are over 18 years, with 8% young adults and 17% under 13 years of age.

Palmerstown Library Digital Hub embraces communal activity on a variety of levels and has a homely and welcoming feel. South Dublin Library staff look forward to seeing you soon! The Hub opening hours are 1pm-8pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays from June 20th 2017.

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