New Naas Library and Cultural Centre

Naas Library and Cultural Centre Logo on Purple smaller

What will the library offer?

This project will encompass 2,046 sqm of cultural and community public realm space in the middle of town, broken into 1,275.3 sqm indoor space and 770 sqm of outdoor public space.  

The library will provide the following services and spaces:

  • Adult and young adult library providing the necessary resources to accommodate, recreational, information, cultural and educational needs in an inviting and modern space.
  • Multifunctional children’s library which will provide various media and also provide wet facilities for cultural activities, IT services, access to digital technologies, console stations and toddler storytelling zone.
  • Digital suite to support digital skills development by providing access to the latest technologies including 3D printing, virtual reality and digital and audio editing, offering space for technology, training and innovation.
  • Wi fi enabled PC’s throughout the facility.
  • Study, work and research zones will be distributed through the facility and will provide dedicated quiet workspaces.
  • Capacity for a small meeting room. 
  • Larger meeting room which can flow into a multipurpose space.
  • Multifunctional space to accommodate large audiences for lectures, community events and cultural activities. (Capacity for 140 individuals).
  • Gallery/exhibition space providing a focus for cultural and artistic development providing a valuable resource to allow community expression. 
  • Employment and Enterprise Resource Service offering meeting spaces, computers, Wi-Fi, printing/scanning facility, research collections online and traditional, hot desking, programming, training facilities and break out rooms.
  • Self-issue facilities including printing and IT services.
  • Changing Places Toilet facilities - Naas Community Library and Cultural Centre is the pilot for Changing Places facilities in Kildare County Council. Changing Places provide additional facilities for people with needs and emphasises that libraries are spaces for all, and this build in particular makes it easier for everyone to enter to doors of Naas Library.