South Dublin Libraries has access to online services to enhance learning and personal development as well as for research purposes. These services can be accessed online or in branch libraries on public access PCs.
FOR MOST OF THE ONLINE RESOURCES, YOU WILL NEED A VALID SOUTH DUBLIN LIBRARY CARD, YOUR LIBRARY PIN AND AN EMAIL ADDRESS
Medici TV has the largest collection of online classical music videos - orchestral, ballet, opera and performance.
The collection includes older and current videos. You can search by composer, titles of work and even by conductor. All you need is an internet connection and a D4 South Dublin library card.
Click here to access it 24/7 with your library card
Changes are coming!
Changes are taking place and this will affect how you use your language learning service from May 18th, 2021.
- you may have been using it via the RB Digital platform and app but that will change at lunchtime on Tuesday, May 18th, 2021
- There will be a separate app (instructions here) and website link. (link). The URL is unique to each library authority in Ireland and a D4 card may be required.
- You may need to reset their password on the app.(how to reset). This is a once off action
If patrons already use the TLO app then no change is needed.
Learn something new today! Universal Class - Choose from over 500 online Continuing Education Courses - enroll for up to 5 courses.
Connect with a real instructor. You will need a valid library card and email address to register to use Universal Class.
Registering to create an account only needs to be done once. To sign up, click here
To start learning once you have created an account, click here
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 updated constantly by Encyclopaedia Britannica staff. This resource requires your D4 South Dublin library card number to gain access.
Britannica - junior (Age Group 5 to 10)
Britannica - Intermediate (Age Group 10 to 14)
Encyclopaedia - full (Age Group 14 and Up)
Vision-net et is a website that provides company information for Ireland and the United Kingdom.
You will need a D4 South Dublin library card. Access to this resource is part of South Dublin's ongoing commitment to local businesses and enterprises.
Click Vision-net to access the information you seek
Business.ie is a database of over 130,000 company records, with 80,000+ executive contacts.
Search businesses in Ireland by location, sector, employee size, type, product and executive contact.
For more information, please read this pdf guide.
PressReader allows access to hundreds of international newspapers in different languages from around the world. This service can also be access via app for Apple or Android by looking for PressReader.
To use the service, library patrons with valid library cards should sign in and then choose the library and groups options. From there choose South Dublin or type in South to opt for South Dublin's access to this service. After selecting South Dublin, please enter your library card number (14 characters). You will be granted 30 days complementary access.
After 30 days, merely sign out and sign back in again to continue using the eNewspapers.
A guide to access is attached here
You will find more resources for Local Studies on the Local Studies page, but below we present the relevant websites/resources for your local research.
Find My Past
South Dublin Libraries, as part of its commitment to the promotion of the history and heritage of our communities, has acquired licenced access to Find My Past and British Newspaper Archives.
What is it?
Findmypast is the most comprehensive Irish family history website, and includes billions of Irish, British and worldwide records. The British Newspapers collection includes the largest collection of fully searchable Irish, British and international newspapers and is a rich resource for both genealogists and casual browsers of history alike.
Where do I get it?
Access to Findmypast/British Newspaper Archive is normally restricted to your local library and we have licences for Ballyroan, Clondalkin, Lucan, North Clondalkin and Tallaght Libraries. However due to the current restrictions in normal library services to the public, Findmypast are allowing access to the facility to library patrons from home. This is a temporary arrangement that is strictly for the use of South Dublin Library patrons with a valid library card (prefix D4).
In normal circumstances, as the resource will be on a PC in the adult section or the relevant library, children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
How do I sign up?
You will need to email your relevant local library (see listing above) with your name and South Dublin Library card number. When this is checked you will receive an email in return which will include your login details.
Sounds great! What's the catch?
Findmypast Library Edition has a monthly limit of 5,000 page views per month. Depending on how many patrons use the service, it is unfortunately possible that this number of page views could be reached and a message will be displayed prohibiting access until the following month when the next 5,000 page views become available.
Another limitation is that unlike the personal FindMyPast subscription, the Library edition does not allow the loading and hosting of your family tree.
South Dublin County History
South Dublin County History gives an overview of the history of the villages in South Dublin County and includes images, maps and walking tours of each village.
SOURCE our Digital Archive
SOURCE is a downloadable collection of digital content relating to South Dublin County, digitised and presented by our Local Studies staff.
Go to SOURCE
South Dublin - mapping our area through time
South Dublin Historical Mapping allows users to browse series of historical maps of South Dublin County from Rocque’s map (1760) through a variety of maps and times to current OS mapping and aerial photography.
Ask About Ireland
Ask About Ireland is an initiative of public libraries together with local museums and archives in the digitisation and online publication of the original, the unusual and the unique material from their local studies' collections to create a national Internet resource for culture.
Griffith’s Valuation Maps
Griffith's Valuation Maps (1852) based on the 1st ed. 6" Ordnance Survey maps are available online at www.askaboutireland.ie
Ordnance Survey Ireland Historic Maps Library Viewer
Historical Ordnance Survey maps are now available for online viewing in public libraries only. The images are high-quality and may be printed. The maps cover the whole country and may be searched by county, townland or locality.
This resource can only be accessed in our branches.
The available maps series are:
6 inch Colour (1834 - 1842)
6 inch Black and White (1834 - 1842)
25 inch Black and White (1834 - 1842)
Irish Newspaper Archives
The Irish Newspaper Archives is the world's largest online database of Irish national and local Newspapers from the 1700s onwards. Search, retrieve and view Ireland's past exactly as it was originally published. This resource can only be accessed in our branches via the public access PCs.
Irish Times Digital Archive
The Irish Times Digital Archive features exact reproductions of all articles published by the Irish Times from 1859 onwards.
JSTOR Ireland Collection
This collection includes access to around 90 journals and periodicals including many of those familiar to local historians: Dublin Historical Record, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, Archaeology Ireland, Collectanea Hibernica, History Ireland, Irish Historical Studies, Journal of Irish Archaeology, Journal of the Galway Archaeological and Historical Society, Nordic Irish Studies, Studia Hibernica, etc. The collection can be accessed from any of the public access PCs at the County Library via www.jstor.org.