How Do I join the Library
Cork County Library has a combined membership base of nearly 60,000 adults and children an welcomes new members to join our libraries every day.
To become a member of any of Cork County Library's 28 branches and 6 mobile libraries is very easy. Just call in to your local library and fill in a registration form at the desk. The annual membership fee is as follows:
Adults - €2.50.
Children under 16 years of age - 50c. A parent or guardian must sign a guarantee, which also allows Internet access.
Senior citizens have free membership.
There is no further charge for borrowing items from the library.
Cork County Library is primarily a book lending resource, but we also stock a wide range of other material, such as DVD's, audio cassettes, CD-ROMs, CDs and videos for the sight impaired.
Adults can borrow up to six items for two weeks and children up to four items for two weeks. Senior citizens may borrow up to six items for four weeks. Items may be renewed for a further fortnight, either in person, by phone or online though the Your Borrower Account link on the Library's Homepage. To activate your online membership account you will need to contact your local library to have a 4-digit PIN applied to your account. Patrons will be charged 20c per week on any overdue item.
In automated branches, patrons are required to produce their joining card before borrowing items from the library. They can use this card to borrow from more than one automated branch, provided they do not exceed their entitlement. Items borrowed from a particular branch library must be returned to that library.
Cork County Library offers free internet access to its members in each of our 28 branch libraries as well as on our 6 mobile libraries. Internet access on the mobile libraries is dependent on the availability of coverage. Advance booking for this service is advisable.
Any member of the public is welcome to browse the collection of any library, read newspapers and magazines, study, or just relax in a comfortable environment, without any requirement to join. At our Carrigrohane Road branch, you can consult our extensive range of reference, local history and genealogical material in book or microfilm form. Charges arise only for photocopying and printouts.