Location: Kevin Street, Dublin 8
Kevin Street Library is a small branch library set in the city centre of Dublin that first opened to the public in 1904. As a flagship branch of Dublin City’s library network it stood as a cornerstone for the neighbourhoods it serves, connecting people to each other and to their community.
Sadly, in June 2013 it was closed for urgent repair work to the roof drainage and rooflights.
The current project is to restore Kevin Street Library as an accessible, relevant and socially inclusive public library and involves the provision of a new lift shaft and access ramp, accessible WCs, as well as works to upgrade the building for fire safety and environmental performance. Works and furniture fit-out are completed and Kevin Street Library is expected to open its doors again to the public within the next few weeks.
Design: City Architects, Dublin City Council
Image credits: Lenzie O’Sullivan
Note: No PPE required
The AAI is an entirely volunteer run non-profit organisation. Membership of the AAI is free and open to any member of the public. Members typically pay an entry fee to lectures and site visits. The standard entry fee for this event is €5 which contributes towards essential overhead costs of the organisation, with the option of purchasing an official CPD receipt for an additional €5.