Libraries Development is the national advisor and development agency for public libraries in Ireland.  Libraries Development was established in 2012 within the Local Government Management Agency and continues the functions of An Chomhairle Leabharlanna, The Library Council.

For further information please contact a member of the Libraries Development team at:

Libraries Development,
Local Government Management Agency,
35 – 39 Ushers Quay,
Dublin 8
Phone: 01 6332200

As set out in the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2012 (Transfer of Functions of An Chomhairle) Order 2012, the functions of Libraries Development are:

  • Providing advice, assistance and services to library authorities,
  • making recommendations and providing services for the Minister in relation to the public library service
  • action to promote and facilitate library co-operation

International Public Lending Right (PLR) Conference held in Dublin in September 2013

International Digitisation Conference
Access, Use, Re-Use: Unlocking the Potential of Online Digital Cultural Content


New strategy 2013-2017 for public libraries: Opportunities for All: the public library as a catalyst for economic, social and cultural development.