The Library is open to browse, borrow and return items.
Look at our visual guide/social story to know what to expect during your visit.
Tuesday to Saturday, 10.00 am - 1.00 pm & 2.00 - 5.30 pm (Closed 1.00 - 2.00 pm)
Closed Saturdays of bank holiday weekends.
Please check in with your local library for updated opening hours and services available.
Bantry Library offers a wide range of books for lending to adults and children, including books on tape, CDs and DVDs.
The following newspapers are available for viewing in the library: the Irish Examiner, the Irish Times, The Sunday Business Post and the Southern Star. Currently unavailable due to Covid-19 restrictions.
Internet Access - Currently unavailable due to Covid-19 restrictions.
Internet access is available on four PCs for registered library members and visitors. Advance booking for this service is advisable.
A WiFi Internet service is available to all library members in Bantry Library. Library users may log in to the service on any Internet-enabled device.
Remote Printing - Currently unavailable due to Covid-19 restrictions.
You can now print remotely to the printer in Bantry library. 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 Saturday 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: email@example.com
A4 Colour: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Saturday will need to be collected that day.
Remote Printing Brochure
West Cork Literary Festival
Next year the festival will take place from Friday 10th – Friday 17th July 2020.
For more information about the 2018 Festival click on the following link:
Regular Events - Currently unavailable due to Covid-19 restrictions.
Bantry Library Book Club meets on the first Thursday of every month at 12 noon. Book Clubs are a chance to get together with other local book lovers. Two book titles are discussed each month. You will have a chance to give your opinion of a particular book in a relaxed and informal way. The mixture of different views and comments enriches everyone's experience of the book. Like all Cork County Library events, admission is free.
Bantry Library Writer's Group meets on the second Saturday of each month from 10:30am-1pm.
Children's Storytelling takes place every Saturday at 11 am, for children from 4-8 years old. Admission is free.
Education Prospectuses of all CAO-affiliated collages are available for consultation.
The Conversational Irish Group meets on every Wednesday at noon.
The Knitting Group get together on Fridays from 11am to 1pm.
Co. Cork. P75 K402
Tel: (027) 50460
Directions to the Library
From Bantry Main Square, turn left at Harrington Estates.
Continue straight up New Street and then on to Bridge Street (all one-way streets) until you come to a large water wheel. Bantry Library is adjacent to this.