The newly refurbished Coolock library re-opened on January 2nd 2020. The redevelopment project cost €3.5m and was funded by Dublin City Council. The new building is sustainable in energy performance, with on-site resources including photovoltaic panels and heat pump technology.
The new design will offer 600sq meters of space, additional meeting rooms and an event area with capacity for 80 people. The children’s library features a tree at the centre which will be a focus point for parents and children to sit and read together.
The library boasts its first dedicated Makerspace for Dublin City Libraries with the following features:
- a laser cutter,
- 3D printer
- embroidery and sewing machines,
- animation facilities with green screen,
- Arduino and Raspberry Pi kits,
- and lots of Lego!
Coolock library will continue to support student from neighbouring Coláiste Dhúlaigh, with 24 study spaces, a range of e-resources and a stock of 31,000 items.
City Librarian, Mairéad Owens says “Coolock Library has been renovated to a very high standard and we encourage the community to avail of this fabulous community resource. We will be offering exciting programmes for everyone in the years to come. I urge you to join the library in 2020, it won’t cost you anything yet the benefits are great. “
For more information or to check the library opening hours, please see: https://www.dublincity.ie/coolock-library