This is Ireland - Highlights from the Census Part 1

The first definitive results of the 2011 census, undertaken just less than a year ago on 10th April 2011, were released today and show that Ireland’s population has continued to grow strongly since 2006, increasing by 348,404 to 4,588,252, and that the total number of non-Irish nationals has increased by 124,624 persons or 29.7 per cent from 419,733 to 544,357.

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Mountjoy Square Library ebooks collection

The Library has recently acquired access to a number of ebooks. As the name suggests, ebooks are an online version of a particular text.

Unlike the hard copy version of a book which at a given time can be unavailable as all it's copies are on loan, an ebook is always available to view online.

Ebooks are available as a link from the Library Catalogue.

Mountjoy Square Library's top 10 DVDs

The following DVD's were the 10 most borrowed from Mountjoy Square Library during 2011.

Helvetica : a documentary film a production of Swiss Dots in association with Veer ; produced and directed by Gary Hustwit

Art : 21 : art in the twent-first century Season 1 and 2 produced and curated by Susan Sollins and directed by Charles Atlas

Turas teanga : a multimedia course in Irish developed and commissioned by RTÉ

The Eye directed by David Batchelor

Frank Lloyd Wright a film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick

Point of View: An Anthology of the Moving Image: interviews by Hans Ulrich Obrist

Street art - painting the city : London Paris Madrid published and distributed by Tate Media

Face of the twentieth century : Bauhaus written and narrated by Frank Whitford, produced by Julia Cave

Child observation no. 7 : time and event sampling produced by Siren Film & Video Ltd

Tracey Emin part of the Eye series of interview-based profiles

DVDs are held in the computer section of the library. They may be borrowed for 7 days or watched in the Library on the computers. Headphones are provided. Just ask at the desk.

Opening Hours extended at Mountjoy Square Library

From Monday 5th of March Mountjoy Square Library will be returning to the previously operating term time opening hours.

They are:
Mon-Thurs: 9.30am to 9.30pm
Friday: 9.30am to 5.15pm
Saturday: 10.00am to 5.00pm (check here for Saturday opening schedule)

The main change is that the Library will be back open on Monday evenings.

February new books at Mountjoy Square Library

Check the below links to browse through lists of the new books which have arrived in the library during the month of February.

You can click on a direct link to the individual books records on the library catalogue, which will allow you to find out whereabouts the book is shelved in the library, or if someone else already has borrowed the book. The lists are divided by subject area to make it easier for you to browse.

Art and Design , Criminology , Social Sciences

Some of the more recent arrivals are displayed on the new books stand which is located just in front of the issue desk and the main entrance.