iVox Books - books that move for kids


iVOX is a children's book app for ages 3-8, which engages and delights curious young minds with the latest in storytelling technology. - it is  part eBook, part audiobook and part virtual pop-up. Children follow along with the exciting stories while interacting with 3D characters and scenes - immersed in the narrative like never before!

All you need is the iVOX app (available for iOS and Android), your South Dublin D4 library card number and PIN

To learn more about it, watch the video here


TumbleBooks is a curated database of children’s eBooks, animated talking picture books, read-along books, National Geographic videos, Maths stories, graphic novels etc. You need your South Dublin Libraries D4 card to use it. You also need to be connected to the internet or have wifi connectivity. It is designed for use by younger children (3 - 7 years).


To start "tumbling", click the icon above.   Please use Chrome for the best online experience of Tumblebooks

If accessing Tumblebooks on a desktop, Chrome is recommended as some of the books will not load in Microsoft browsers.

TumbleBookCloud Junior

TumbleBookCloud Junior is an online collection of ebooks and read-along chapter books, non-fiction books, graphic novels, educational videos, and audio books! This database is a great option for adventurous young readers, designed specifically for kids aged 8 years and over.


BorrowBox for Children

BorrowBox provide digital content for  children. These titles are carefully chosen with out junior readers in mind.

It is best experienced via the app which you can find in the Apple or Android store and can download to your tablet or smart device. You will need a South Dublin D4 library card and the PIN.

To see an example of titles in in stock, click on the link for junior eBook titles and eAudio titles.

This is a shared resources with children all over Ireland , so you may not be able to borrow some immediately as they will be on loan.

Encyclopedia Britannica for all your homework needs and projects

The Online Library Edition includes the complete encyclopaedia with more than 72,000 searchable articles and related websites selected by Encyclopaedia Britannica   Editors. The database is always kept up to date. You will need your D4 South Dublin library card number to see the encyclopedia. Click on the link below to gain access to the junior section or the student section depending on your age..

Britannica Library Junior (ages 5 - 10)                                                                                                   

Encyclopedia Britannica

Britannica Student (ages 10 - 14)