Cobh 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.  




Cobh Library offers a wide range of books for lending to adults and children, including books on tape and CD, as well as DVDs. A selection of general reference books is also held, such as encyclopaedias and dictionaries. We also have a variety of books relating to the history of the RMS Titanic as well as the RMS Lusitania.

The following current newspapers are also available for viewing in the library: The Irish Examiner, The Irish Times, The East Cork Journal and The Southern Star. We also carry a selection of magazines including Hello, Woman's Way and The Phoenix as well as Cobh's local newsletter, the Great Island Community News.

Internet Access

Internet access is available on 4 PCs. Advance booking for this service is advisable.

Wi-Fi is also available to library members. For more information, please contact the library or call to the desk to register for access.


The Adult Book Club meets in the library once a month. Contact the library for reading lists and meeting times.

The Library's Knit & Natter group meets every Wednesday morning from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm to learn new skills and put the world to right over a cuppa. All welcome.

Story Time and colouring for kids takes place every Friday afternoon at 3:30 p.m.

Cobh Library facilitates an FÁS e-learning class. For more information contact FÁS directly or call into the library for an application form.

Regular photographic exhibitions are held throughout the year, by such groups as the Cobh Harbour Islands Project and the local YMCA.

The lace making group meets on the first Tuesday of every month.

Various activities are held throughout the year, including involvement in the Bealtaine Festival, the Summer Arts Programme and the Children's Book Festival.

Contact Us

Cobh Library,

Arch Building,

Casement Square,


Co. Cork

P24 RX89

Tel: (021) 4811130