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  • Skibbereen Library





    Skibbereen Library 


     Opening Hours:
    Tuesday to Saturday  9.30am to 5.30pm
    Closed Mondays and Saturdays of Bank Holiday weekends


    Skibbereen Library offers a wide range of books, audio books and DVDs for children, teenagers and adults. We have a collection of reference books, including a local history collection, for use within the library.
    E-books, E-audiobooks and E-magazines are also available to library members.
    We have a collection of self help books and CDs available in the library which have been recommended by HSE psychologists and other health professionals.
    Newspapers and a selection of magazines are available to read within the library.
    Internet access is available on 3 PCs. A valid library card must be presented to use this service.
    Wi-Fi is also available for library members.
    A range of online subscription resources can be accessed on our 3 internet PCs.
    Some of these can also be accessed on PCs outside the library using a valid library card.
    The library holds a complete hardcopy set of 1842 Ordnance Survey Maps for County Cork


    Regular events include:
    Gramophone Recital once a month, usually on the 3rd Friday of the month.
    Creative Writing Group meets on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month.
    Two Book Cubs meet once a month each.  Check with library for details.
    Library Knitting Group meets every Wednesday morning from 11am.


    We hold talks, exhibitions and workshops throughout the year including Summer Arts for Children and Children's Book Festival in October.
    Class visits are welcomed and encouraged. Booking is advised.
    We participate in a number of local and national festivals, including Bealtaine, Library Ireland Week and A Taste of West Cork Food Festival.
    For further information on any of our services or activities, please phone 028 22400



Contact Us

  • Skibbereen Library,
    North Street,
    Co Cork.  P81 PW10
    Tel: 028-22400

    Directions: From Cork, take the N71 via Bandon, Clonakilty and Leap. At the entry roundabout to Skibbereen, take the first left for the town centre. The Library is situated on the right of North Street just after the Church Car Park, across the road from the Sutherland Centre.

    From Baltimore, take the first left for the town centre at the Castletownsend roundabout. Follow the one way system up Townsend Street. Turn right onto Main Street. Turn left at the square for North Street. The Library is situated on the left at the end of North Street opposite the West Cork Arts Centre.

    The nearest parking is in the Church Car Park directly opposite the Cathedral.

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