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Cork County Library’s service is delivered through a network of 25 branches and 4 mobile libraries, located across the county. User-friendly, it is there to inform, entertain and educate. The library service provides the community with a comprehensive range of material for information, study and recreation, as well as access to a growing number of online resources.  

Library membership is free and open to all. 

See the following link for a view of our Branch Library locations and mobile library stops across the County

Library News

20 Sep 2023

Cork County Council Library Card Competition

To celebrate Cork County Cuts Carbon – Make One Change month this November, Cork County Council Library & Arts Service would like to invite you to design a library card that celebrates sustainability. The winning design will feature on our new adult membership cards. The successful entrant will also receive a €150 voucher. There will also be 2 runner-up prizes of €25.

14 Jun 2023

Launch of Cork County Rainbow Library Anthology

County Cork is one of eight locations taking part in The Rainbow Library, a pioneering publishing initiative to create more books for young readers that include LGBTQ+ identities and experiences. 

11 Apr 2023

Ukrainian Book Collection Launched at Youghal Library (Bilingual Ukrainian)

Cork County Council’s Library and Arts Service at Youghal Library has received a wonderful gift of 330 books in the Ukrainian language, generously donated by people in Kyiv, Ukraine and Bratislava in Slovakia. The collection includes a mix of adult books and children’s books, many of which are popular favourites.