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  • Welcome to Cork County Library and Arts Service

    Welcome to Cork County Library and Arts Service 

    Cork County Library has 28 branches and 4 mobile libraries throughout the county. This library service provides the community with a comprehensive range of material for information, study and recreation. Ultimately user friendly, it is there to inform, entertain and educate.

    The first Cork County Librarian was Michael O' Donovan, better known as Frank O' Connor, famous short story writer and novelist (2016 was the 50th anniversary of his death). The 20 small centres that O' Donovan had established in schools and villages around County Cork by May 1926 have expanded in the intervening years to a network of 28 branch libraries (of which twenty are full-time, that is, open for over 32 hours per week) and 4 mobile libraries.


Cork County Library & Arts Service, County Library Building, Carrigrohane Road, Cork.
Phone: 021-4546499 - Email corkcountylibrary@corkcoco.ie