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dlr LexIcon

Haigh Terrace, Moran Park, Dún Laoghaire, County Dublin A96 H283


(01) 280 1147

dlr LexIcon is an award-winning building on five floors. Opened in 2015, it is the biggest and most visited public library in Ireland with an average of 1,300 visitors every day.

With 135,000+ items in the adult, junior and local history libraries, 60+ computers, 141 study spaces, a floor dedicated to Local Studies and an Irish author collection, as well as the dlr Municipal Gallery managed by dlr Arts Office, there is plenty to discover at the LexIcon.

Floor area 6,327m2


Library users are reminded that the grounds of the Royal Marine Hotel are private and must be respected at all times.

Opening Hours


9.30am - 8.00pm


9.30am - 8.00pm


9.30am - 8.00pm


9.30am - 8.00pm


9.30am - 5.00pm


9.30am - 5.00pm


12 noon - 4.00pm Self-service only

On bank holiday weekends, all our libraries are closed from Saturday to Monday inclusive, except for My Open Library Service.

Senior Librarians

Aisling Donnelly
Maria O'Sullivan

Virtual Tour of LexIcon Library

Plan your visit

Bus: 7, 7A, 45A, 46A, 59, 63, 111, L25, S8
DART (Railway)

  • Car parking
  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Cycle parking
  • Lift
  • Public toilet
  • Changing Places toilet
  • Wheelchair access
dlr LexIcon - The story so far (1 of 2)

In early summer 2012, work began in earnest on the iconic dlr LexIcon, the Central Library and Cultural Centre in the heart of Dún Laoghaire. This film, in two parts, shows how the building gradually came together and how the public came and enjoyed their first experiences.

dlr LexIcon - The story so far (2 of 2)
Official Opening of dlr LexIcon, April 2015