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# library

This year
Tweets about 'thousands' of books being trashed caused a bitter row at UCD
The row kicked off last year when an academic tweeted that books were being ‘thrown into a bin lorry’.
All time
# bookworms
Dublin City Council reveals most popular books borrowed during Covid-19 lockdown
Man Who Didn’t Call by Rosie Walsh tops the list for e-books.
# library
NFL offering Irish fans free access to Game Pass streaming service
The NFL are doing their bit to contribute to social distancing.
Opinion: 'Dublin Murders shows how our obsession with crime stories is just part of the human condition'
Author Sam Blake explores how readers got hooked on crime stories – and why it’s no bad thing.
# Your Say
Poll: Should libraries around Ireland open 365 days a year?
A new automated system is set to be introduced at Pembroke Library in Dublin.
# Pembroke
Council plotting to open Dublin libraries 14 hours a day, 365 days a year with automated system
An initial trial at Pembroke Library in Dublin 4 could be rolled out around Dublin City Council areas.
# Public libraries
There's a familiar, spellbinding book atop the list of most borrowed from Irish libraries last year
Children’s books dominate the top 20 list released today by the Local Government Management Agency.
# Mighty fines
DCC forfeited almost €90k in library fines to boost memberships
Dublin City Council abolished library fines at the start of this year.
# my open library
7 more public libraries set to open seven days a week between 8am and 10pm
The ‘My Open Library’ service offers extended opening hours, seven days a week.
# library
Why you should try and visit your local library more often in 2019
Now that they’ve scrapped fees, you can go back without fear of judgment.
# the magic of tidying up
Poll: Right so, how many books do you own?
Just how many is too many?
# a fine thing
Dublin City Council has scrapped all library fines - even if you have an outstanding balance to pay
The new measure kicked in yesterday.
# Memory Man
Jimmy Magee's personal library of almost 1000 books to be auctioned off for charity
The Memory Man’s collection includes books and magazines from as far back as the 1960s.
# cultural quarter
Dublin City Council to pay €45m to fund proposed Parnell Square library
That amounts to just under half of the estimated cost for the Cultural Quarter.
# On track
Council presses ahead with plans for multi million euro Dublin City Library
It is expected the council will apply for planning permission later this year with plans to open the new library in 2022.
# Your Say
Poll: Should fines for returning a library book late be scrapped?
The government is considering proposals to scrap the late fines.
# National Library Strategy
Late returning a library book? The government wants to scrap late fines
It’s part of a proposal to increase the number of people using libraries.
# National Refurb
Half a million books to be moved and €10m spent to preserve National Library collections
Current storage conditions put some collections at fire risk.
# Spread the word
Colombian bin man finds book in garbage. 20 years on, he has library with 25,000 discarded books
From his first find of Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina, Jose Alberto Gutierrez has amassed thousands of books.
# Chicago
Here are the designs for Barack Obama's $500 million presidential library
The former US president wants the library to “create an institution that will train the next generation of leadership”.
# reading is fundamental
11 memories you'll have if the library was your favourite place as a kid
Having fun isn’t hard when you’ve got a library card!
# Mayfield
Cork community library shut on 90 minutes notice is closed 'indefinitely'
Politicians say they have been assured the library will reopen, but no date has yet been set.
# slightly overdue
Book returned to Tralee Library 67 years late
The borrower avoided a €1,200 fine.
# public money
Oireachtas committee to investigate the funding of Mary Robinson Library
The library is due to be built in Mary Robinson’s family home in Ballina.
# pre google
A library is sharing stupid questions people asked them before Google existed
Tough times.
# Bookworm
A little boy ripped a page in his library book and wrote the cutest apology
Honesty is the best policy.
# you do what?
What does it take to become a children's entertainer? We asked one to find out
It is not an industry for the faint hearted.
# defensive architecture
'Anti-homeless' spikes turned into bed and mini-library
What do you think about the idea?
# mystery girls
Recognise anyone? These mysterious photos were found in a library today
The RIA wants to reunite them with the family involved.
# ssssssshhhh
Council libraries are using JobBridge for 'free labour', says Sinn Féin
One intern said he was told almost immediately that there was no chance of a job.
# Read all about it
Plans to merge libraries criticised as 'wholly shoddy and unacceptable'
Will your county be affected?
# Spine Tingling
18 libraries every book-lover should visit in their lifetime
From Baroque masterpieces to stark timber and glass structures — these incredible buildings are certain to distract you from whatever you’re reading.
# creative spark
One day I was broke... then I got a call that changed everything
Colm Keegan is the new writer-in-residence at DLR Lexicon library in Dun Laoghaire.
# fight the man
Student 'study-in' forces UCC to let people swot in library later at night
Students had refused to leave the library for three successive nights – and it worked.
# must read
What were the most borrowed books from the library last year?
What a well-read bunch!
# Careful Now
Students stage 'study-in' at UCC library over opening hours
The students’ union president has said that studying at home simply isn’t an option for some students.
# writing to godot
"How slowly... Love, Sam": Read Beckett's intriguing postcards to his friends
Trinity has acquired the largest collection of Samuel Beckett letters ever for public sale.
# all the books
National Library at 'critical point' due to funding cuts putting collections at risk
Visitor numbers to the NLI are up 42% on last year.
# Hidden Ireland
Here's who worried about prostitutes, thieves and riots in Irish cinemas in 1910...
Worries on the big screen.
# by the book
This could be Ireland's library of the future - but why the controversy?
The Lexicon is costing €36.6m to build.