Sherkin Island Library

Sherkin Library

Opening Hours

Tuesday 5.30pm - 8.30pm.

Thursday 11am - 2pm.

Friday 1.30pm - 5.30pm.

Closed Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays.

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


Sherkin Island Library offers fiction and non-fiction books for lending to adults and children, including books on tape.

Internet Access 

Internet is available on one PC. Advance booking for this service is advisable.

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.

How to print from Google Drive (pdf)



Sherkin Island book club takes place once a month from October to June. The Book Club meets on a Tuesday at 4.30 pm in the library. Please check with the library for details.  

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

Directions to the library 

Follow the road up from the Pier straight on for 10 minutes. The Sherkin Island Library is housed in a porta-cabin standing next to the Community Hall. A large white building on the left at the bottom of the hill.