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  • Mobile Library Services

    Serving Rural Communities
    The mobile libraries deliver a library service to rural communities that do not have access to our branch library service. The mobile libraries carry a wide range of adult and children's books, along with audio books, Internet access and a free request service for books not in stock. The mobile library service has been an integral part of Cork County Council's response to the reading and information needs of the public since the early 1960s. Despite an expanded branch network, the mobile library service still plays a key role in delivering a library service to isolated communities, those with limited access to transport, people with disabilities and young people. The mobile library brings the local authority service to the heart of the rural community.

    Serving rural communities

    We read to know that we're not alone.

    Marie-Louise O'Donnell used the William Nicholson quotation above to highlight the important social inclusion role of Cork County Council's Mobile Library Service, in a 10+ minute broadcast on Today with Sean O'Rourke on RTE Radio 1. The feature, which focused on the East Cork Mobile, can be accessed here.

    When and Where?
    Click on the link below to view the mobile library schedule for your area.
    Mobile Schedule Ad

    You can also click here for a fully interactive map of mobile library routes and library branches. If your exact locality is not included on our list, we would be glad to hear from you. It may be possible to establish a new stop.

    How do I Join?
    To join, simply come along to the mobile library on the designated day and time. Membership is free for all and entitles you to access the full range of Cork County Library services, either on the mobile library, online or at your nearest branch library.

    Internet access:

    Internet access is provided on the mobile library iPad, where coverage is available. Staff will be happy to show you how to use it.


    Bookclubs on the Mobile Libraries

    The Con Hartigan Book Club, Fermoy Mobile Library

    Community Centre, Conna

    Second Wednesday of every month, 8.30pm

    West Cork Mobile Library Bookclub

    Celtic Ross Hotel, Rosscarbery

    First Tuesday of every month, 3pm

    Canon Sheehan Book Club, Kanturk Mobile Library


    Third Saturday of every month.

    Contact details:

    Fermoy Mobile


    West Cork Mobile


    Kanturk Mobile


    Mobile South



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