Libraries

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 [en](pdf). It can also be viewed in Albanian [sq](pdf), Arabic [ar](pdf), Czech [cs](pdf), Georgian [ka](pdf), German [de](pdf), Hungarian [hu](pdf), Italian [it](pdf)Lithuanian [lt](pdf)Portuguese [pt](pdf), Russian [ru](pdf), Spanish [es](pdf).

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.