Clonakilty Library

Clonakilty Library

Opening Times

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.  


Clonakilty Library offers a wide range of books for adults, children, and teenagers. There are also books on tape and C.D. and a selection of DVDs available for borrowing.

There is a general reference collection including encyclopedias, dictionaries, and local studies material.

A variety of newspapers and magazines can be read in the library. These include the Irish Examiner, Irish Independent, Irish Times and the Southern Star. 


Internet Access

Internet access is available on public computers. Advance booking for this service is advisable. A valid library card must be presented for internet access. Wi-Fi is also available to members.


Remote Printing 

You can now print remotely to the printer in the Clonakilty 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 Clonakilty Library(pdf)
How to print a boarding pass
How to print from Google Drive (pdf)



Book Clubs: We have two book clubs currently running in Clonakilty library, meeting, respectively, on the first and last Wednesday of each month from 12-1pm. Please contact the library directly if you wish to join. 

Writers Group: Currently being facilitated by Writer-in-Residence Matthew Geden, our writers group are meeting twice a month in the library between 11am and 12.30pm. If you wish to become a member please contact the library.

There is also a weekly Lego Club, running on Saturdays during term time, and board games available every Saturday for Family Time at your Library. There are regular story-times and craft sessions, advertised in branch. We have a dedicated Digital Literacy Hour every Thursday morning. More information on these events is available contacting the branch. 

Other events take place during the year including the Bealtaine Festival in May, the Summer Arts Programme for children in July and August, and the Children's Book Festival in October.

Requests for class visits can be scheduled by contacting the librarian.


Directions to the Library

From Cork, take the town bypass towards Skibbereen. Pass the Clonakilty Distillery on the left, following the main road around to the right. Take the next right at the wheel pump, into Connolly Street. Turn left into Kent Street. The Library is a renovated mill on the right, with public parking behind.

From Skibbereen, take the bypass towards Cork. Turn left at the wheel pump and Linen Hall, into Connolly Street. Turn left into Kent Street. Alternatively drive into the town centre, turning right at the Catholic Church. Turn left at the Post Office into Kent Street. The library is on the left.