Skibbereen Library

Opening Hours

Tuesday to Saturday, 10.00 am - 1.00 pm & 2.00 - 5.30 pm (Closed 1.00 - 2.00 pm).

Closed Mondays and Saturdays of Bank Holiday weekends.

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

Skibbereen Library offers a wide range of books, audiobooks and DVDs for children, teenagers and adults. We have a collection of reference books, including a local history collection, for use within the library.

E-books, E-audio books and E-magazines are also available to library members.

We have a collection of self-help books and CDs available in the library which have been recommended by HSE psychologists and other health professionals.

Newspapers and a selection of magazines are available to read within the library. The library holds a complete hardcopy set of 1842 Ordnance Survey Maps for County Cork

Internet Access

Internet access is available on three PCs. A valid library card must be presented to use this service.

Wi-Fi is also available for library members.

A range of online subscription resources can be accessed on our three internet PCs.

Some of these can also be accessed on PCs outside the library using a valid library card.


Creative Writing Group meets on the first and third Saturdays of the month.

Our Two Book Clubs meet once a month each. Check with the library for details.

The Library Knitting Group meets every Wednesday morning from 10:30 am.

We hold talks, exhibitions and workshops throughout the year including Summer Arts for Children and Children's Book Festival in October.

Class visits are welcomed and encouraged. Booking is advised.

We participate in a number of local and national festivals, including Bealtaine, Library Ireland Week and Skibbereen Lifelong Learning Festival.

Contact Us

Skibbereen Library,

North Street,


Co Cork

P81 PW10

Tel: 028-22400


Directions to the library

From Cork, take the N71 via Bandon, Clonakilty and Leap. At the entry roundabout to Skibbereen, take the first left for the town centre. The Library is situated on the right of North Street just after the Church Car Park, across the road from the Sutherland Centre.

From Baltimore, take the first left for the town centre at the Castletownsend roundabout. Follow the one-way system up Townsend Street. Turn right onto Main Street. Turn left at the square for North Street. The Library is situated on the left at the end of North Street opposite the West Cork Arts Centre.

The nearest parking is in the Church Car Park directly opposite the Cathedral.