Libraries Development


Libraries Development is integrated into the LGMA, working with local authorities and the Department of the Housing, Planning and Local Government in the development of public library services in Ireland.  

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.

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:

Our Public Libraries 2022 - Inspiring, Connecting and Empowering Communities

Public Library Strategy 2013-2017 for Public Libraries: Opportunities for All: the public library as a catalyst for economic, social and cultural development.

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