John and Aileen O'Reilly Library
The O`Reilly Library opened its doors on 25th September 2000. The culmination of five years planning saw
the vision of a world class library become a reality. The design offers the DCU community a state-of-the-art building and establishes a new standard for library and learning environments in Ireland. The library, which is almost 3 times the size of its predecessor, is designed to cater for over 10,000 students and to integrate teaching, learning and research innovations being developed throughout DCU. The project was funded through a public and private partnership with half the money provided by the Government and the balance raised by the Educational Trust through private donors. In May 2000, a significant gift from the O`Reilly Foundation completed funding of the €22.2 building, which is named "The John and Aileen O`Reilly Library" in honour of Dr. Tony O`Reilly`s parents.