Libraries

Local Studies

Local Studies Library 

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday: 9.00am - 5.30pm.

Closed Saturdays.

Closed Mondays of bank holiday weekends.

Local Studies is a specialist department in the County Library. It answers requests for information on a wide range of topics, mainly local history, Genealogy, and general reference queries. It is also the County Library's main repository for local history materials, including books, newspapers, and maps.

Local Studies also houses a number of unique collections, as follows:

  • Cork Collection
  • Irish Collection
  • Cork Place Names Archive/Cartlann Logainmníochta Chorcaí
  • Local historical journals
  • Irish Tourist Association Topographical and General Survey of County Cork
  • Family History Collection
  • Periodical Collection

Newspaper Collections

All items are available for viewing by the public. Materials held by the Local Studies Department are not available for loan.

There is a selection of national and weekly provincial newspapers and magazines available to read in the library. 

Internet Access

Internet access and Wi-Fi is available to all members. We also have a library subscription to www.irishnewsarchives.com and www.findmypast.ie which are accessible on the Public PCs.

Remote Printing

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 Friday will need to be collected that day.

A4 black and white is 15 cent a page.
A4 colour is 60 cent 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.
A4 Black & White: corklibraryhqbwa4@printspots.com
A4 Colour:  corklibraryhqcola4@printspots.com

2.) From your browser:

Visit PrinterOn and upload your print job and send 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 Friday will need to be collected that day.

Remote Printing Brochure (pdf)

How to print a boarding pass

How to print from Google Drive (pdf)

Contact Us

Telephone: (021) 4285640

E-mail: localstudieslibrary@corkcoco.ie

Web: www.corklocalstudies.ie

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