Bantry Library

Opening Hours

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.

Closed Mondays.

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.


Internet Access

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.

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

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.

Contact Us

Bantry Library,

Bridge Street,


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.