Bantry Library

Bantry Library

Opening Hours

Tuesday to Saturday: 9.30am - 5.30pm.

Closed Mondays.

Closed Saturday of Bank Holiday Weekends.

Please check in with your local library for updated opening hours and services available.  


Bantry Library offers a wide range of books for lending to adults and children, including books on tape, CDs and DVDs.

The following newspapers are available for viewing in the library:  the Irish Examiner, the Irish Times and the Southern Star. 


Internet Access 

Internet access is available on public computers for registered library members and visitors. Advance booking for this service is advisable.

A Wi-Fi Internet service is available to all library members in Bantry Library. Library users may log in to the service on any internet-enabled device.


Remote Printing

You can now print remotely to the printer in Bantry library. You can print from your tablet or smartphone, from your home computer or laptop or send documents directly via email. Then collect your prints from a staff member at the library by the close of business the following day. Exception: Any print job sent on a Saturday will need to be collected that day.

A4 black and white is 15 cents a page. 

A4 colour is 60 cents a page.

*Correct change is also required when collecting your print job.

1.)  By email 

Attach your document to a blank e-mail and ensure you include a subject heading before forwarding to one of the e-mail addresses provided.

2.) From your browser

Visit PrinterOn and upload your print job and send it directly to the printer!

3.) From Tablet or Smartphone (Android/Apple/Blackberry)

  1. Download the PrinterOn App from Google Play Store or iTunes App Store
  2. Open the App and select what it is you wish to print.
  3. Ensure your Location services are enabled or use the QR code in order to locate the library printers.

*Please note it can take up to 20 minutes before your document is ready to be released from the printer and you have until the close of business the following day to collect your print job.

** Please ensure you have the correct e-mail address from which you sent the document from as this is required when collecting your print job.

***Exception: Any print job sent on a Saturday will need to be collected that day.

Remote Printing Brochure Bantry (pdf)

How to print a boarding pass 

How to print from Google Drive (pdf)


West Cork Literary Festival

Next year the festival will take place from July 2021.

For more information about the Festival click on the following link:


Regular Events

Bantry Library Book Club meets on the first Thursday of every month at 12 noon. Book Clubs are a chance to get together with other local book lovers. Two book titles are discussed each month. You will have a chance to give your opinion of a particular book in a relaxed and informal way. The mixture of different views and comments enriches everyone's experience of the book. Like all Cork County Library events, admission is free.

Bantry Library Writer's Group meets on the second Saturday of each month from 10:30am-1pm.

Children's Storytelling takes place every Saturday at 11 am, for children from 4-8 years old. Admission is free.

Education Prospectuses of all CAO-affiliated collages are available for consultation.

The Conversational Irish Group meets every Wednesday at noon.

The Knitting Group get together on Fridays from 11am to 1pm.


Directions to the Library

From Bantry Main Square, turn left at Harrington Estates.

Continue straight up New Street and then on to Bridge Street (all one-way streets) until you come to a large water wheel. Bantry Library is adjacent to this.