Lending Service

In our library you will find books, magazines, films, and music in German. Our translated titles also offer non-German readers the opportunity to discover German literature, culture, society, politics and current events. We also have an emphasis in our collection on materials for learning German as a foreign language.  

Library at 37 Merrion Square (C) Ste Murray

Registration and Library Membership

The library is open to the public and books and materials can be borrowed free of charge. A valid user ID is required to borrow media. To do this, you must register with us in person at the library.

Registrations and membership renewals can only be completed during consultation hours.

Please read the data protection regulations and the terms of use before registering.

Using the library's online catalogue (OPAC) you can browse our media around the clock and get an overview of the books, CDs, DVDs, magazines, and electronic resources available in our collection.

If you are a library member, you can create your own user account in the online catalog (OPAC).
The personalized use of the OPAC offers you the following advantages:
  • Display the media you have borrowed including due date
  • Extension of the loan period for your media
  • Insight into open and paid fees
  • Submission of acquisition suggestions for the library's media collection
  • Comment on the media
  • Overview of the media you have borrowed in the past
Would you like to create an online user account? Here you will find further information and the registration form.

Opening hours

Mo–Do: 9:00–21:00
Fr: 9:00–17:00
Sa: 9:00–15:00
Mo–Do: 14:00–17:00

Lending Conditions

Borrowing material is free and open to everyone. Apply for your library card or come by in person and register on site. The only requirement is proof of a current address in Ireland.

Loan periods:
Books, CDs: 4 weeks
Videos, DVDs: 2 weeks


Extending the loan period is possible, provided the media has not been reserved. Media can be extended twice for another 3 weeks unless they are on reserve.

Titles already on loan can be pre-ordered online at the OPAC, on site or by email.

We will notify you once they arrive. Reserved media will be held for you for one week.

Media can be returned during library opening hours.

We ask you to treat all media carefully and not to underline or write in the books. The borrower is liable in the event of damage or loss. Borrowers are responsible for compliance with copyright regulations.


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