Lending HQ

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday: 9.00am - 5.30pm.

Closed Mondays of bank holiday weekends.

Closed Saturdays.

Please check in with your local library for updated opening hours and services available.  


The Lending Library at Cork County Library Headquarters is pleased to offer a varied range of books, audio-books, and DVDs for borrowing. It is located on floors 1 and 2 of the County Library Building on Carrigrohane Road (next to the County Hall).

We aim to cater for all ages and tastes. Our children's, teen and young adult and adult fiction and non-fiction collections are regularly updated with new and bestseller titles.

This collection is supplemented by an extensive drama collection and also a choral music collection of printed sheet music.

A selection of daily and Sunday newspapers are available for reading in the library. Magazines available to read include Hello, Irish Tatler and Woman's Way.

Public toilet available.


Internet Access

Free internet access and Wi-Fi is available to members.


Remote Printing 

You can now print remotely to the printer in Lending 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 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

How to print a boarding pass

How to print from Google Drive


Events - Currently unavailable due to Covid-19 restrictions.

An Adult Book Club meets on the last Thursday of every month. 


Contact Us

Cork County Library & Arts Service,

County Library Building,

Carrigrohane Road,

Co. Cork

T12 K335

Telephone: (021) 4285638

E-mail: corkcountylibrary@corkcoco.ie

Web: www.corkcoco.ie/library


Local Studies and Reference Library 


Opening Hours

Monday to Friday: 9.00am - 5.30pm.

Closed Saturdays.

Closed Mondays of bank holiday weekends.

Reference and Local Studies is a specialist department in the County Library. It answers requests daily for information on a wide range of topics, mainly local history, Genealogy, and general reference queries. This department has an extensive collection of specialist reference works, encyclopedias, almanacs, yearbooks, atlases, and other reference tools. It is also the County Library's main repository for local history materials, including books, newspapers, and maps.

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

       Cork Collection

       Official Publications Collection

       Irish Reference Collection

       Biography Collection

       Family History Collection

       Irish Literature in English Collection

       Litríocht Gaeilge

       Periodical Collection


Newspaper Collections

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

There are 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.


Contact Us

Telephone: (021) 4285640

E-mail: localstudieslibrary@corkcoco.ie

Web: www.corklocalstudies.ie