ITMA Reopening to the public, 21 July 2020

ITMA are delighted to open their doors to the public again on Tuesday, 21 July 2020.

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Like all public buildings ITMA closed to the public on the 12th of March.  Prior to staff returning to the building in June the whole house was deep-cleaned.  Library workstations and staff computers were also cleaned.

Regular cleaning has since resumed, and we also have introduced the following changes to ensure the safety of staff and users.

  • On arrival, visitors will be asked to register at the front desk – this is for contract tracing purposes.*

  • Visitors will be issued with a pass, which they are asked to wear on their clothing.

  • Hand sanitiser and face masks are available for visitors at the front desk.
  • 2m social distancing is maintained in public spaces, such as the Library.
  • Staff members have been issued with protective face shields or face masks, to be worn in all public spaces.

  • All public toilets are equipped with cleaning materials. 

  • Cleaning materials are available for staff use on every floor of the building. 

  • ITMA have introduced a 72-hour quarantine for books and materials, as recommended by the Library Association of Ireland. 

  • Visitors can browse the shelves and CD drawers, but are asked to place this material in the daily quarantine box when they are finished.

  • Each Library workstation will be disinfected after each use.

  • Visitors are required to sign out of the building and return their pass.

We are delighted to be able to open our doors to public again and we look forward to welcoming visitors to the library.  For those of you who cannot make it to 73 Merrion Square you can still contact our Library query service on [email protected].  The ITMA catalogues can be browsed at and there is a wealth of material available here on the ITMA website.

*In compliance with GDPR, contact details will be deleted after 2 weeks.