Cork County Library has a wide range of online services and resources, such as online renewals, digitised local history collections, e-books and e-magazines.

 

My account

If you are not currently a member of the library, you can now become a member at this time by going to the Libraries Ireland website and following the instructions there.

This will enable you to have access to our online services. 

If you have any questions, please contact us at (021) 4546499 or e-mail corkcountylibrary@corkcoco.ie

 

You can access your library account here, using your membership barcode and a 4-digit PIN number. If you present your library card at any branch and you will be assigned a PIN.

You can also access your account using the Cork County Library app. Please click the following links for the App Store, or Google Play. From here you can renew your books or request an item.

 

library appSearch for a book

To find a book, whether in your local Cork County branch, or in another Branch around the country, please click on the link for the Libraries Ireland online catalogue here.

You can also ask a member of staff at your local branch during opening hours.

If you would like to reserve a title, click on the request item button at the details page. You will need your barcode and PIN to place the request. You can also ask a staff member to reserve a title for collection at your chosen library.

 

Library App

Cork County Library’s App captures a range of e-library functions in one virtual location, enabling easier online access to our service on mobile devices. The app simplifies access to the catalogue, your library account, e-books, e-magazines, digital collections and more.

To download the app, please click here for the App Store, or here for Google Play.

 

 

How do I join?

If you are not currently a member of the library, you can now become a member at this time by going to the Libraries Ireland website and following the instructions there.

This will enable you to have access our online services. 

If you have any questions, please contact us at (021) 4546499 or e-mail corkcountylibrary@corkcoco.ie

 

It's very easy to become a member of Cork County Library! You can call into any of our branches or mobiles across the county and fill in a registration form. Membership is free for all. You will need to bring with you a proof of address and a Photo ID.

Children and Young People under 18 will need the signature of their parent or guardian before they can join.

Adults and children can borrow up to twelve items for three weeks. You can renew your books for a further period by phone, by online renewal or in person. You can not renew an item that is reserved by someone else, or where its renewal limit has been reached.

While fines are now no longer charged, patrons will receive overdue notices to remind them that their books are overdue. Persistent non returning of items after notices have been sent may result in the temporary removal of library services until the matter is resolved.

There is much more to the Library than discovering the exciting world of books! You can use your library membership to learn a new language, look up old newspapers and access historical collections, as well as browse our extensive catalogue of online books and magazines. Library members are also able to use computers and access the internet in branches across the county.

Please note that membership is subject to the County Library Bye-Laws.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Register online to become a library member.

While libraries are closed due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), you do not need to finalise your application in the library before being able to use the online services.

Just fill out the online form. You will get a temporary library number and you can set up a library PIN. With those, you will be able to access the online resources.

If you are under 18, you must review the terms and conditions below with your parent or guardian before agreeing to make sure that you or your parent or guardian understand your and their legal obligations. Parents or guardians are responsible for their children’s digital content selections.

Please note that the normal age restrictions for accessing content for e-books and e-audio books are not in place for users who have registered during this temporary arrangement.

If you have any questions, please contact us at (021) 4546499 or e-mail corkcountylibrary@corkcoco.ie.

 

Joining the Library

It’s very easy to become a member of Cork County Council Library and membership is free! You can visit any of our 25 library locations or our 4 mobile libraries across the county and fill in a registration form. You will need to bring with you photo I.D. and proof of address.

Children and young people under 18 will need to be registered by their parent or guardian who will need to provide photo I.D. and proof of address.

Adults and children can borrow up to twelve items for three weeks. You can renew your books for a further period by phone, by online renewal or in person. You can not renew an item that is reserved by someone else, or where its renewal limit has been reached.

While fines are now no longer charged, patrons will receive overdue notices to remind them that their books are overdue. Persistent non returning of items after notices have been sent may result in the temporary removal of library services until the matter is resolved.

There is much more to the Library than discovering the exciting world of books! You can use your library membership to learn a new language, look up old newspapers and access historical collections, as well as browse our extensive catalogue of online books and magazines. Library members are also able to use computers and access the internet in branches across the county.

To learn all that is available, check out our library brochure. It can also be viewed in Albanian, Arabic, Czech, Georgian, German, Hungarian, ItalianLithuanianPortuguese, Russian, Spanish.

If you have any questions, please contact us at (021) 4546499 or e-mail corkcountylibrary@corkcoco.ie

Please note that membership is subject to the County Library Bye-Laws.

 

My Account - Extend Loans - Request Items - Reset Pin

You can access your library account, using your library membership number (14 digit number on the back of your library card) and a 4-digit PIN number.

Once signed in, you will be able to renew items you have borrowed unless the item has been reserved by someone else, or it has researched the renewal limit.

Browse the catalogue and request items from public libraries in the Republic of Ireland and choose your preferred library location for the item to be delivered to. (See 'Browse the Catalogue' section below)

You can reset your 4-digit Pin online and you will receive a link to your e-mail address you provided when you joined the library, or you can contact your local branch.

You can also access your account using the Cork County Library app. please click here for the App Store, or here for Google Play.

 

Browse the Catalogue/Request an Item

Browse the catalogue to find a book, whether in your local Cork County Council Library or in another public library in the Republic of Ireland.

If you would like to reserve a title, click on the request button beside the book title. You will need your library membership number (14 digit number on the back of your library card) and 4 digit PIN to place the request. (See ‘My Account’ section above on how reset your PIN if required.)

You can also ask a member of staff at your local library branch during opening hours.

 

library app

Library App

Cork County Library’s App captures a range of e-library functions in one virtual location, enabling easier online access to our service on mobile devices. The app simplifies access to the catalogue, your library account, e-books, e-magazines, digital collections and more.

To download the app, please click here for the App Store, or here for Google Play.

Borrow Box, Ebook and E-Audio Book medley

This service can be accessed here.

Bolinda Digital e-books and e-audiobooks service is live! This service offers both E-Audio and E-Books to all library users and these can be enjoyed either on your PC/laptop via the website link or on your mobile device via the BorrowBox app. For Apple users, visit the iTunes App store and search for BorrowBox. For Android users, visit the Google Play store and search for BorrowBox (one word). For Kindle (Kindle Fire is the only type of Kindle which supports the BorrowBox app) visit the Amazon App store at BorrowBox. Once you have installed the app on your device search for Cork County Library in the 'Library' field provided and then login in the usual way with your library barcode and pin.

A simple user guide is provided here and a list of frequently asked questions and answers to those is provided here

If you are having difficulties with accessing or using the service please contact support@bolindadigital.com who will help you with your query.

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Click here to see RBdigital magazines and create an account.

This online service to library members  offers an interesting range of magazines which can be read online or downloaded to a PC, tablet, iPad, or smartphone.

The RBdigital for libraries App can be downloaded here for iOS devices and here for Android devices. This is a 24/7 online service offering the latest and back issues of some of your favourite magazines with changeable print sizes and viewing options. All you need is your library card.

Download the user guide or view the online video tutorial.

Library staff are not in a position to provide technical support for this service. If you are experiencing problems with the RBdigital E-Magazine service, please email rbdigital@wfhowes.co.uk

 

Press Reader Logo

PressReader provides free unlimited online access to thousands of newspapers from around the world including Irish publications such as the Irish Daily Mirror and The RTÉ Guide so you can conveniently stay updated to the national news.

You can also view international newspapers in their local language or translate it to your language of choice. Some back dated issues of certain newspapers can be viewed too.

For ease of viewing, font size can be changed, articles can be opened in text view and if preferred can opt to have it read aloud.

With your library card number you can create an online account from your PC, laptop or tablet. Or download the PressReader App to your smartphone for IOS devices and Android devices and keep updated with the daily news for free.

Download the PressReader quick setup guide or the PressReader app guide or the PressReader website guide for assistance.

If you are experiencing problems, please e-mail pressreader@wfhowes.co.uk

 

Cork County Library subscribes to a number of online resources that can be accessed at any of our branch libraries.

irish newspaper archiveIrish Newspaper Archive

Irish Newspaper Archive is the largest digital archive of Irish newspapers in the world, giving access to over 40 titles and millions of newspaper articles spanning 300 years of Irish history. This database can be accessed at any branch library.

 

 

Irish Times Digital Archive

With Unlimited access via www.irishtimes.com, you can read the daily ePaper, an exact digital replica of the printed newspaper and enjoy unrestricted access to more than 160 years of our archives, including millions of articles published since our first edition on March 29th, 1859.    

This database can be accessed at any branch library. 

    

 

 

 


e-learning coursesOnline learning with Universal Class.

Knowledge is power, learn something new with Universal Class. It provides over 500 online e-learning courses facilitated by real tutors who will oversee your learning by providing assignments to complete at your own pace. You can also contact the tutor with any queries by e-mail. At the end of the course you will gain a certificate of completion.

It is possible to enroll in up to five courses at a time with access to each 24/7 and have up to six months to finish each course from the time of registering.

Library members with an active library card can access this resource free of charge anywhere by using their library card number when registering.

You can watch a video tutorial about how to access Universal Class online courses.

For any support queries, please email universalclass@wfhowes.co.uk

*These are non-credit courses.

Online Language Learning

Transparent Languages Online LogoTransparent Language Online will help you learn more than 100 foreign languages online with a wide variety of  activities that involve listening, reading, speaking (allowing you to compare your pronunciation to a native speaker)  and writing.

There is also a section to learn English as a foreign language for over 25 native languages.

As a library member you can access this resource by visiting Transparent Language Online and register with  your library card number. If you are already registered for RBDigital to access e-magazines you can use your  existing sign in details and click the EDUCATION tab to access Transparent Language Online.

Download the user guide or view the online video tutorial.

If you are experiencing problems with Transparent Language Online service, please e-mail rbdigital@wfhowes.co.uk

 

Tlocal studies digital collectionhe Cork local digital collection, which includes previous exhibits, photographic collections, digitised material from our Cork and Irish Collections as well as a selection of local history journals, can be viewed here.

Who else writes like ...?

Who else writes like

 

Who else writes like ...? A readers guide to fiction authors 
This resource has been designed to help you find authors similar to those you have previously read and enjoyed.

To access, please login with your library card and choose Cork County Library.

 

 

Who next...?

Who next?

 

 

Who next...?A guide to children’s authors
This resource has been designed to suggest other authors which children might enjoy reading similar to ones they may have already read.

To access, please login with your library card and choose Cork County Library.

 

 

 

Oxford Art Gallery

oxford art onlineOxford Art Online is an innovative gateway that offers users the ability to access and search the vast content of Grove Art Online and Oxford art reference in one location. This database can be accessed by entering your library card barcode.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oxford Music Online

oxford music onlineOxford Music Online is a gateway that offers users the ability to access the vast resources of Oxford's music reference in one location. The cornerstone of Oxford Music Online, Grove Music Online, has been completely redesigned with a number of functional enhancements and new content. This database can be accessed by entering your library card barcode.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ordnance Survey Maps

ordnance survey mapsThis resource allows online access to the OSI Historic Map Series, dating from 1829, and is an invaluable resource for those interested in local history. This database can be accessed at any branch library.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JSTOR

JSTORjstor is a not-for-profit digital archive that provides full-text access to scholarly articles from a wide range of academic journals and other trusted sources. This database can be accessed at any branch library.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Historic Graves

historic graves20,000 grave memorial records from 127 historic graveyards were digitally submitted to Cork County Library by the Historic Graves project, funded by Cork LDC’s including South and East Cork Area Development (SECAD). The project provided training by archaeologists from Eachtra Archaeological Projects to more than 420 community volunteers in the recording of historic graveyards, enabling volunteers to photograph and record 27,000 headstone epitaphs all over the county.

This can be viewed here.

Frequently Asked Questions can be accessed on yourcouncil.ie

After clicking the above link type "library" in the search bar to view FAQs relating to Cork County Library.