Rathmines Library

Rathmines Library

Postby murrmurr » Tue Aug 30, 2011 1:17 pm

Hi,

Surprised no one threw up some pictures or a link of this recent renovation. I came across it by chance myself (it used to be my local library for 5 years) and since the Ballyroan one is now starting renovation this weekend for about 18 months, I had to sign up to this one again.

Pleasantly surprised and I think they did a fantastic job. Enjoy.

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Re: Rathmines Library

Postby gunter » Tue Aug 30, 2011 2:27 pm

Nice interior design job . . . . but it doesn't look like they've cluttered the place up with too many actual books
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Re: Rathmines Library

Postby Punchbowl » Wed Aug 31, 2011 12:54 am

Clean and pleasant, but I for one prefered the dusty and occasionally dark interior of old.. And I agree with Gunter about the books, but then again, comfy couches are vital when you want to sip a latte and skim through the latest Dan Brown, so space had to be made
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Re: Rathmines Library

Postby Punchbowl » Wed Aug 31, 2011 12:56 am

Also, please, leave Kevin St Library alone..
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Re: Rathmines Library

Postby StephenC » Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:07 am

Some very nice pics...I think it looks very well.
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Re: Rathmines Library

Postby thebig C » Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:53 pm

Great pics murrmurr! Thanks for posting.

Wow, it looks alot brighter and a little grander then last time I visited!

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Re: Rathmines Library

Postby Peter Fitz » Fri Sep 02, 2011 1:02 pm

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Love the stair case ...
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Re: Rathmines Library

Postby davidarthurs » Tue Sep 06, 2011 3:44 pm

After the 2 year wait I've yet to see the lift being used ;)

It's nice but there is a lot less seating and books.
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Re: Rathmines Library

Postby MacMansion » Tue Sep 20, 2011 10:59 pm

Seriously.. does the furniture HAVE to be that ugly?
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Re: Rathmines Library

Postby cheezypuf » Sat Sep 24, 2011 12:02 am

The interior looks bright, modern and clean - everything you don't want in a library :). Shame the furniture looks so cheap. Did they run out of money. Some more books would have been nice too. It feels like a combination between a waiting room and an Internet cafe.
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Re: Rathmines Library

Postby PVC King » Tue Jan 03, 2012 9:57 pm

cheezypuf wrote:The interior looks bright, modern and clean - everything you don't want in a library :). Shame the furniture looks so cheap. Did they run out of money. Some more books would have been nice too. It feels like a combination between a waiting room and an Internet cafe.


Not convinced it is too bright; many libraries are quite bright; the exterior scrubbed up really well;
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Re: Rathmines Library

Postby JuliusCaesar » Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:37 pm

I absolutely hate it! It was my local library for a long time. It looks lovely in the photos, but in real life it looks like a cheap job. The staircase - no change, maybe a little cleaner. The grey bookcases - well, they used to be wooden bookcases. Now they look like mdf. The impressive desk at the entrance - gone. Not happy. Nor is anyone I've spoken to.
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