Using Your Library

PCs and WiFi

Pc And WiFi



eduroam (education roaming) is a federated service that allows roaming research and educational users to obtain Internet access more easily via the WiFi service at participating sites. When attaching to eduroam WiFi, users are authenticated via their home institution. If authentication succeeds, the user is granted wireless network access.

Further information on eduroam is available from the national eduroam website for Ireland, which identifies eduroam hotspots in Ireland and from the international eduroam website, which identifies eduroam hotspots worldwide.

eduroam is available at the following libraries in all dlr Libraries

Network access details:

Wireless network name (SSID): eduroam

Encryption levels supported: WPA2/AES

Is eduroam user traffic filtered/port-restricted? Yes

Is eduroam user traffic transparently proxied? Yes

Is NAT applied to eduroam user traffic? Yes

Is IPv6 offered to eduroam users? No

Please note that any authentication issues should be addressed to the support staff at your home site, as the security mechanisms within eduroam mean that much of the detail of the authentication step is not visible to the support staff at visited sites.



Book a PC

Adults may book a computer at any dlr Library, by telephone or here. All you need is your borrower number and PIN. Remember to bring your library ticket with you to use the computer.

Please note you cannot book a specific PC on this website - contact your local library to do so.

Sessions last 50 minutes. You may book one session per day and up to 1 week in advance.
Always check the date and time of the reservation offered before accepting. The system will book the next available session if the one you request is not available.
If you haven't booked a computer and there is one free, you are welcome to use it, but to be sure of getting a PC, you should always book ahead.
PCs may be booked in person, by phone, by email or online.

WiFi is available to library members at all public libraries. Borrowers are welcome to use their own laptops, tablets etc. in our branches.

Children under the age of 15 are welcome to use the Internet if a parent/guardian supervises their session. There are dedicated PCs in Blackrock, Deansgrange and dlr LexIcon which can be used by children alone

Public Access Internet Computers Conditions of Use, click here

Each of our libraries also has a number of laptops available to borrow, for use within the library, on a first-come, first-served basis. The lending period is for three hours and laptops may only be used by adult library members.

Full laptop lending terms and conditions are available here.


Library App

The Library App is available from Google Play or the App Store - search for ‘dlr Libraries’

Functions include:

  • Catalogue: search the library catalogue and place reserves on books (this feature suspended due to Covid-19).
  • My account: view your account details and loans.​ You can also link children’s cards to your own.
  • eBooks & eAudio: links to our downloadable book pages.​
  • Social: links to our social networking pages.
  • News & What’s On section.
  • Book a PC: book a computer to use in one of our branches (this feature suspended due to Covid-19).
  • Scan a barcode: option to scan an ISBN barcode on any book, and link back to the library catalogue to see if we have it in stock.
  • Self check: allows you to check out and return your own books and other items on your phone. Self check is useful for those who want to minimise interactions and avoid touch screens due to Covid-19. Click HERE for more information (PDF).
  • My barcode function: stores your library card barcode on the app in case you forget your card. ​Can be accepted at the desk in place of a library card.​
Public Access Internet Computers
Is Internet access free?

You are welcome to use the Internet in DLR Libraries. Access is free.

Which documents are required for users/visitors?

Users are required to be members of the library. Visitors to the county may register for a Reference card on presentation of official photo ID or current bank cards/statements, pay slips, utility bills, social welfare cards etc.

What is the duration of a session?

Sessions generally last for 50 minutes.

How can I book a session?

Sessions may be booked by phone or at the library desk. Only one session may be booked in advance. Failure to take up a booking within 10 minutes of the starting time will result in the session being offered to another user.

What document is required to log on to a session?

Users are requested to have their library card and PIN to log on to a PC.

What if content on the Internet is not accurate?

The Internet provides many sources of information, some of which may be inaccurate, incomplete, dated, or offensive. DLR Libraries cannot accept any responsibility for the content of websites other than its own.

What are the conditions of use?

Users are required to accept the conditions of use. In doing so, you agree that you will not deliberately view inappropriate sites, send or receive any material that is offensive, racist or defamatory, or which is intended to annoy, harass, intimidate or ridicule another person. The Internet may not be used for any illegal activity.

Can children use the Internet?

Children under the age of 15 are welcome to use the Internet, provided a parent or guardian accompanies them.  There are dedicated childrens pcs in Lexicon, Blackrock and Deansgrange Libraries.  Parents, please note that responsibility for use of the Internet by your child rests solely with you. Children who use the Internet unsupervised may be exposed to inappropriate or disturbing information and images.

What are you not allowed to do on your computer?

Users are requested not to make any changes to the configuration of software on the computer, or delete any files from the computer, or damage in any way the computer software or hardware.

Is printing available?

Printing of Internet material is available. Charges, as displayed in the library, will apply.

What if the Internet is misused?

Internet usage is monitored. Misuse or abuse of the Internet service will result in the withdrawal of library membership. We ask our library users to respect the above terms and conditions. Access to the Internet is at the discretion of library staff.