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Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown library

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An excellent building with great sense of space and light.

I was very impressed with the spacious "feel" of this facility. The layout was easy to follow and... read more

Reviewed July 25, 2016
DougieFowler
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Thornbury, United Kingdom
I wish this was my library!

The library building is so striking and modern - my favourite is the large windows upstairs... read more

Reviewed July 17, 2016
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Jun 14, 2018
“Beautiful space”
Jul 25, 2016
“An excellent building with great sense of space and light.”
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Reviewed June 14, 2018

Bright, spacious and airy. Beautiful building materials and furnishings. Superb view over the harbour. Only criticism is the phenomenon in Irish libraries of a refusal to enforce quiet.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed July 25, 2016

I was very impressed with the spacious "feel" of this facility. The layout was easy to follow and the views out were spectacular.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank DougieFowler
Reviewed July 17, 2016

The library building is so striking and modern - my favourite is the large windows upstairs sweeping over Dublin bay. A great place to read a book and take in the views.

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank thegreenys
Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

The lexicon has lost it character as a quiet place to study. If you want to do quiet study- do it in the morning. Talk to the staff about how all the systems work. How to open the computer- how to pay for prints. Nothing...More

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank Vincent D
Reviewed October 3, 2015

From the exterior, it is quite a striking place, especially given the history of some of the places around it! I know it was a very controversial building, but when you see what it offers, the detractors will be silenced! My daughter and her family...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Diane A
Reviewed August 22, 2015

What a wonderful world class library. Quite new finished in December 2014 and opened formerly in March 2015. Although controversial in its external appearance it is magnificent internally. internally. The residents should be truly proud of a first class piece of civil architecture and function.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank 138keithg
Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

Even if you don't want to borrow books the library is with a look for the gorgeous panoramic views across Dun Laoghaire. Lots of nice seats with views, the usual library facilities and great children's section. The new outside areas top and bottom are really...More

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank Genevieve C
Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

The locals may complain about the cost but this is a great space. So easy to relax and read - lighting is great and the views over the bay are great!

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank dermot_odriscoll
Reviewed December 18, 2014

This is a really modern space with brilliant views and a real ambience.Books and newspapers galore with comfortable seating.Not to be missed. Added to the attraction is the controversy locally regarding the design. I love it!

Date of experience: December 2014
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