Fermoy Library Launches ‘My Open Library’ Out of Hours Service

A man in a suit and a schoolgirl reading books in a library

Fermoy Library has launched a new addition to its service that will enable borrowers to access the library outside of the usual hours of operation.  ‘My Open Library’ offers extended opening hours to library members on a self-service basis outside of normal opening hours, seven days per week, from 8:00am to 10:00pm, 365 days per year. 

A number of services will be available during these hours including the chance to browse and checkout or return books using the self-service kiosks. Daily newspapers, PCs with internet, access to free WIFI, printing and photocopying services are available. Leaving Certificate students and those studying for college exams can avail of a quiet space to study, while a meeting room for clubs and community groups can also be reserved during ‘My Open Library’ hours. 

Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr. Danny Collins welcomed the new service for the Fermoy area,

This is an additional service to all that is currently on offer in Fermoy Library and will allow users access on Sundays, Mondays and after hours. It ensures that users can visit the library at a time that suits them. Cork County Council will be introducing My Open Library in further libraries over the coming months, including branches in Mallow, Carrigaline and Kinsale. I would encourage those who have not yet discovered all that your local library has to offer to become a member and enjoy all the benefits that it brings.

While there are no staff present during ‘My Open Library’ hours (8:00am – 9:30am; 5:30pm – 10:00pm), regular opening hours remain unchanged with library staff available to assist and help all users of the library, with an important commitment to customer service.  

Members must join separately to access this service and also attend an in-person induction. If you would like to find out more information and to arrange an induction, please contact Fermoy Library at 025 31318 or email MOLFermoy@corkcoco.ie