Cobh Library

Cobh 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.  

Cobh Library offers a wide range of books for lending to adults and children, including books on tape and CD, as well as DVDs. A selection of general reference books is also held, such as encyclopaedias and dictionaries. We also have a variety of books relating to the history of the RMS Titanic as well as the RMS Lusitania.

The following current newspapers are also available for viewing in the library: The Irish Examiner, The Irish Times, The East Cork Journal and The Southern Star. We also carry a selection of magazines including Hello, Woman's Way and The Phoenix as well as Cobh's local newsletter, the Great Island Community News. 

Public toilet available.

Internet Access 

Internet access is available on public computers. Advance booking for this service is advisable.

Wi-Fi is also available to library members. For more information, please contact the library or call to the desk to register for access.

Remote Printing  

You can now print remotely to the printer in Cobh 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 cent a page. 

A4 colour is 60 cent 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 Cobh Library (pdf)

How to print a boarding pass

How to print from Google Drive (pdf)


The Adult Book Club meets in the library once a month. Contact the library for reading lists and meeting times.

The Library's Knit & Natter group meets every Wednesday morning from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm to learn new skills and put the world to right over a cuppa. All welcome.

Story Time and colouring for kids takes place every Friday afternoon at 3:30 p.m.

Cobh Library facilitates an FÁS e-learning class. For more information contact FÁS directly or call into the library for an application form.

Regular photographic exhibitions are held throughout the year, by such groups as the Cobh Harbour Islands Project and the local YMCA.

The lace making group meets on the first Tuesday of every month.

Various activities are held throughout the year, including involvement in the Bealtaine Festival, the Summer Arts Programme and the Children's Book Festival.