Our Libraries, Our Future. South Dublin Libraries Development Plan 2023-2027

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Libraries have always played an important role in society and in responding to its needs. Now more than ever, our communities and society need the library to innovate, to work harder, and to use its position at the heart of community to understand, facilitate and respond to their needs.

Our Development Plan sets out a new approach to using the power of knowledge, community, inspiration and truth that our sector holds in abundance. This development plan identifies key challenges and insights which we uncovered during our thorough research and consultation work, and sets out the strategy and work programmes for South Dublin Libraries for the next five years.

If you want to get involved or have ideas of suggestions, please visit this page and complete the surveys

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Our Library, Our future

South Dublin County Council Customer Code of Conduct 

SDCC-Customer-Code-of-Conduct-.pdf (size 38.4 KB)

National Public Library Strategy

Our Libraries 2022.pdf (size 6.2 MB)
This strategy plans for the development of the local authority library services nationwide.

South Dublin Libraries Computer Usage Policy

Computer Usage Policy (pdf, 14kb)

South Dublin Libraries Collection Development Policy

The Collection Development Policy sets out guidelines, procedures and objectives for the acquisition, management, promotion and disposal of library stock in South Dublin Libraries.

Collection Development Policy 2016.pdf (size 386.1 KB)

South Dublin Libraries Local Studies Collection Policy 

Local Studies Collection Policy (pdf, 24kb)

South Dublin Libraries Privacy Policy

South Dublin Libraries Privacy Policy (pdf 78kb)

Social Media Moderation Statement

South Dublin County Council and South Dublin Libraries use a range of social media outlets to communicate with customers. These pages are not monitored on a 24/7 basis and should not be used to report an emergency. Contact details for all emergencies can be found at South Dublin County Council and South Dublin Libraries.

The social media pages serve as other communication channels for South Dublin County Council and South Dublin Libraries to communicate with members of the public, in addition to engaging with the community directly and using traditional media and our websites.

We welcome comments, but as these are the official pages of an organisation serving the public, we do need to moderate them. We will therefore delete the following:

  • Obscene, abusive, discriminatory or accusatory comments about any individuals or organisations.
  • Any political commentary or debate.
  • Comment or discussion on any matter that is before the courts.
  • Any misinformation which contradicts public safety or security advice or information.

We will also delete:

  • Comments which contain obscene language.
  • Comments which aim to incite illegal activity.
  • Comments which do not comply with the terms of usage of this site.
  • South Dublin County Council and South Dublin Libraries are not responsible for content posted by members of the public.