We are delighted to reopen our Libraries to the public from Monday 10 May. Please see our Library News, social media pages, or contact your local branch for more information on services available as we work to reopen safely.
Please note that access to IT services is currently restricted.
The following online resources are only accessible in our library branches. Please contact your local library to book a session or to find out more information:
Business.ie is an online database of Irish companies with over 130,000 companies listed. Business.ie enables you to pinpoint specific target markets that are relevant to your business by filtering by location, size, industry sector and executive contact.
Business.ie is available in dlr Lexicon library only. Please ask library staff for access.
Find My Past
The Local Studies Collection of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Library Service has acquired licenced access to the Find My Past website. This is the world's most comprehensive Irish family history website, based in Dublin, providing easy-to-search, online access to some of the most significant Irish records that have ever been made available. Find My Past gives DLR library members access to the 'Ireland Collection' which is the largest collection of Irish family records online (over 100 million) with additional records also available from the 'World Collection'.
Please note: Access to Find My Past available remotely during Covid-19 closure - please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Irish Newspaper Archives
The world’s largest online database of Irish newspapers. Includes many of Ireland's leading national, regional and out of print titles from the 1700s to the present.
We recommend using the Google Chrome browser to view Irish Newspaper Archives.
Irish Times Archive
Searchable archives of The Irish Times back to 1859. Contains over 16 million articles.
Ordnance Survey Ireland
Historical maps available to view online. Searchable by county, townland or locality.
JSTOR provides access to academic journal articles, books and primary sources. The only subject fully available on our public PCs is Irish Studies, covering approximately 49 journals and 62 books.
Please note that in response to the Covid-19 crisis, JSTOR has expanded free access to users in general - see their website for details.
Online portal for Open Access Irish research publications.