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26 Mar 2020

Fingal County Council and COVID-19: Help us to help you.

A number of our services can be completed over the phone, by mail or online.

You can contact Customer Care Unit at 01 8905000 . Paperwork can be sent by e-mail. E-mail addresses may be found on our website at

Full details can be found here.


Fingal Community Response Forum

A dedicated community support helpline and email address has been launched to assist at-risk members of the public in accessing non-emergency and non-medical supports and advice. Find out more here.

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Fingal Libraries to reopen with a ‘Contact and Collect’ service for members from Monday

Fingal Libraries will be reopening on Monday next (June 8) with a ‘Contact and Collect’ service which will allow members avail of a simple process to borrow books, DVDs and other materials from their nearest library branch while adhering to public health guidelines.

Click here for FAQs on the ‘Contact and Collect’ Service.

Members are being asked to follow these simple steps:  

  1. Contact us via phone or email
  2. Books will be selected for you
  3. Collect your books by appointment only
  4. Read at your leisure
  5. Return when finished

Initially, library spaces will be restricted to library staff and will only be accessible to the public for the ‘Contact and Collect’ service but, libraries will eventually begin to re-open buildings to limited numbers in line with public health guidance and while implementing social distancing measures.

The ‘Contact and Collect’ service will be available at the following branch libraries from Monday 8th June - Blanchardstown, Baldoyle, Garristown, Howth, Rush, Skerries and Swords libraries.

Please contact the libraries above in advance of attending as opening hours are varied and arrangements will need to be made regarding the safe return and handling of library stock:

Members should note that Malahide and Balbriggan libraries are currently closed for renovation works. Donabate library is closed because it is situated inside the Donabate Portrane Community Centre.  Fingal County Council are engaging with the Board of Donabate Portrane Community Centre to put in place measures to open the centre and the library.

You can contact your next closest library in the network to avail of the ‘Contact and Collect’ service. Updates on progress towards re-opening of these libraries will be posted on Fingal Libraries social media platforms and on the website.

You can still join online and avail of our eservices to access online books, audiobooks, magazines, newspapers, elearning and language courses.

Fingal Libraries still has activities online such as story-times, junior coding classes, yoga, reading challenges and other activities.

We are also operating a book delivery service for those in our community who are cocooning or housebound.  For more information on our cocooning service please contact [email protected]

Click here for the Library Cocooning Service FAQs.

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