The Library Project

4 Temple Bar Street
D02 YK53 – Dublin
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Opening hours

Tue-Fri 11-6pm
Sat & Sun 12-6pm
Closed Mondays & Bank Holidays

Contact Details

+353 897058784

A cultural hub
at the heart of Temple Bar.

Far more than an Art bookshop, a specialised photobook library, and a gallery, The Library Project is a cultural hub, multidisciplinary in its approach, and focused on Photography. The space offers visitors an open door to discover local and international contemporary Art practices through a careful selection of publications, and a variety of exhibitions and events.

The Library Project is run by the PhotoIreland Foundation since September 2013 at its present address; it is the ground floor gallery space of Black Church Print Studio’s purpose-built premises at 4 Temple Bar Street. Closing every January and September by contract to accommodate Black Church’s exhibitions, the space is hypermobile in nature, ever-changing, and permanently creative, always preserving to some degree three elements: bookshop, library and gallery.

To contact The Library Project, please email or use the contact form. You can propose a submission via this form.

Visiting The Library Project Collection

Group Visits: To book an appointment, please email or alternatively you can use the contact form.

Research: If you are conducting research on a particular subject, we can facilitate access at specific hours and provide further guidance. Contact us to arrange a visit, or to consult about any of the materials in the collection.

Loans: While The Library Project is a resource library and it does not loan items regularly, temporary loans could be arranged if they are considered part of a genuine research project, or for one-off exhibitions. Let us know what we can help you with and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Private Hire

The Library Project is the ideal venue for entertaining your guests, with a bright gallery space, unusually high ceilings and a large 5x3m, window facing the pedestrianised cobblestone street. The space is used successfully for all sort of evening celebrations such as launches, presentations, and private PR events, both from companies and individuals.

The space is divided in three areas, the main gallery space, the back gallery, and the mezzanine library upstairs. The most common hiring of the space includes the use of the main gallery space to entertain and the back gallery to use as the bar area. The mezzanine area has been used as a private area, a meeting space, and even a restaurant! The limit is your imagination.

Benefiting from the pedestrianised street, the space offers you an outdoors area where attendees can relax and revel in that rare sun, or simply enjoy a deserved break. This unique and flexible space has been put to good use for the likes of Teeling Whiskey, Peroni, 7up, Trinity College Dublin, OFFSET, Roads Luxury Group, and more recently Love & Robots, Bag & Bones, and Irish Country Magazine.

Rental costs start at €450 and they depend on various factors like length of the hire and use of the space. It is important to get in touch and share as much information about your plans to get an adjusted price.

Shared from €450 per day
Main room & Window from €600 per day
Entire Store floor including walls from €1000 per day

For queries regarding hiring the space, please email Ángel Luis González at, or call +353 876856169 – come in and talk to us.

Support The Library Project

Right in the heart of Dublin, The Library Project offers a free and friendly environment in which to access, discover, study, research and take pleasure in a growing collection of contemporary publications. It is a space to share ideas openly, to discuss and learn. If you have enjoyed it, you share the passion, or you wish to help keeping such a great resource open, why not support it?

No matter how big or small, your contribution will help us maintain The Library Project open and deliver a variety of events throughout the year, contributing to a vibrant Irish cultural life.

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Donating to the Collection

We welcome permanent donations that may enhance the extent of  the collection, whether from organisations, publishers or individuals interested in supporting our endeavours. If you are interested in sharing your photobooks, magazines, fanzines, resource books, and catalogues, read the information available onlinecontact us to discuss, or alternatively you could use the submission form.