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200 Civic Plaza                                                       Branch Manager:            Shammi Gill
Dublin, CA 94568                                                   Circulation Supervisor:    Rosemary Gomes-McGarry

  • (925) 803-7252                                              Children's Services:        Peggy Tollefson
  • TTY 888-663-0660                                        Teen Services:                 Mary Ayers

Access Dublin history anytime, anywhere.

The City of Dublin Heritage Center and the Dublin Library are proud participants in the California Local History Digital Resources Project (LHDRP).


The goal of LHDRP is to preserve local history resources such as historical photographs, providing permanent public access to a digital version. Working together, the Heritage Center and Dublin Library digitized 200 original photographs owned by the Museum.

These photographs tell Dublin’s story from Mexican land grants to early pioneers and immigrants. They reveal Dublin’s farming and ranching roots and its growth from a tiny, rural community to a thriving city. Pioneer families such as the Kolbs, Tehans, Murrays, Reimers and Fallons are well represented, as are historic buildings such as Old St. Raymonds, the Green Store and Murray School.


                                     Slideshow of Dublin.


This project is supported in whole or in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.



California Digital Library –

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Community of Dublin

Dublin is located at the crossroads of the 680/580 freeways and encompasses 14 square miles of flatlands and rolling hills.  Once the home to the Ohlone Indians and Mexican rancheros, Dublin was quickly settled by successive waves of immigrants to California that continues to this day.  In 2010, the population was 46,063, a nearly 56% change from the 2000 census.  The city has carefully managed its growth with new parks, a new community center, senior center and the new Dublin Library. In 2011, Dublin was named an All American City by the National Civic League.  Major companies in Dublin include Carl Zeiss Meditec, Sybase Corporation, and Hexcel. 


  • City of Dublin
  • Dublin Chamber of Commerce
  • Dublin Unified School District
  • One Dublin
  • Dublin Historical Preservation Association
    The Dublin Historical Preservation Association Foundation (DHPA) delivers highly needed historic enhancement and preservation activities that are left unfunded by other means. For over thirty years DHPA has brought together generous support from the business community, local service organizations, and citizen volunteers, to preserve and enhance the Murray School House, Old St. Raymond’s Church, the Kolb House, the Dublin Pioneer Cemetery, the Camp Parks historic collection and a diverse range of services and funding to many Dublin heritage efforts. DHPA heavily supports the Dublin Heritage Parks and Museums and the ongoing preservation of Dublin’s history.

Friends of the Dublin LibraryFriends of the Dublin Library

Address:  200 Civic Plaza, Dublin, CA 94568
Meetings: Monthly - 2nd Wednesday at 6:15 p.m.
Group email:       dublinfriends@yahoo.groups



The Friends are a volunteer organization of people interested in books and libraries and committed to supporting the Dublin Library.   The Friends offer two booksales a year, sponsor a lobby booksale and silent auction, and sell books online. Funds from booksales support programs for children, teens and adults, as well as other service and equipment needs of the Library.

The Friends always needs additional volunteers to help sort donations and work the booksales.  Newcomers are warmly invited to attend the monthly meetings and find out more about how you can help the Dublin Library.

Check out their online store.

2018 Officers:

  • President: Sibyl Arnold
  • Vice President: Judith Seilhymer
  • Treasurer: Jean Olds
  • Secretary: Vacant
  • Membership Chair: Karin Welss

A Century of Service: 1914-2014

A Century of Service: Dublin Library, 1914-1924

If you are interested in more information about this exhibit, check out the exhibit catalog.  Copies are at both the Dublin Library and the Heritage Musuem. 



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You are Invited!

Opening Celebration, May 30, 6:30-8:30 PM

Heritage Park & Museums

6600 Donlon Way

In May, 1914, when Dublin had a population of just 40 people, a new branch library opened in a tiny room in the Green Store.  The first County Librarian for Alameda County Library, Mary Barmby, wrote about Dublin’s first day:  “To the public opening, people came from all about, in such numbers, one wondered where they came from.” Today, with a population nearing 50,000 residents, the Dublin Library celebrates its centennial with an exhibit in the Little Classroom at the Dublin Heritage Park & Museums called A Century of Service: A Visual History of the Dublin Library.  The exhibit opens May 14 and continues until July 31. It is dedicated to Virginia Bennett, Dublin’s first children's librarian, Library Manager and a champion for library services from 1967 to 1979.

Join library staff, city officials, friends and the general public for an opening celebration of the exhibit on Friday evening, May 30 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM.  Reminisce with us about card catalogs, summer reading games from long ago, and disappearing formats such as vinyl records and videos. A short program in the Old St. Raymond's Church will be followed by refreshments and tours of the exhibit.

The exhibit is co-sponsored by Alameda County Library, the City of Dublin, the Dublin Historical Preservation Association and the Friends of the Dublin Library. The Dublin Heritage Museum is located at 6600 Donlon Way and is open Wednesday – Sunday from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Admission is free.

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