Medley of 28 Library branches

 

Cork County Library has 28 branches and 4 mobile libraries throughout the county. This library service provides the community with a comprehensive range of material for information, study, and recreation. Ultimately user-friendly, it is there to inform, entertain, and educate. 

Kieran Crowley at Ballincollig Library

Opening Hours

Tuesday - Saturday  9:30am-5:30pm

Closed on Saturdays of Bank Holiday Weekends
Closed on Mondays


Ballincollig Library offers a wide range of books for lending to adults and children, including large print books, books on tape and CDs. A selection of general reference books, such as encyclopaedias and dictionaries, is also available.

The following newspapers are available for viewing in the library: the Irish Examiner, the Irish Times, and the Southern Star.

Internet Access

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

Events

Library Knitting Group meets every Thursday, 10:30am to 12:30pm.
An Ciorcail Cainte is an Irish language conversation circle that meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 11am. All are welcome to share their love of the spoken word in Irish.
Music Morning allows guest presenters to set and present a programme of their own choosing for the enjoyment of all, on the last Tuesday of each month at 11am.
The Wednesday Book Club for adults has been meeting at the library since June 2001, to discuss current and favourite offerings from the book world. It meets on the last Wednesday of the month at 11am.
The Tuesday Book Club for adults meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 10:30am.
The Lee Readers Children's Book Club meets at 3.00pm on the last Friday of every month (term time).
Please contact Ballincollig Library for more details.

Exhibitions at the Library

In the library there are regular exhibitions of art, photography, local projects and children's work.

In conjunction with the Arts Office, the library hosts seasonal events throughout the year. The month of May sees a programme of events for senior citizens to celebrate creativity and renewal for the Bealtaine Festival.

The Children's Book Festival takes place in October, and a programme of workshops and performances is in place each summer. All of these are presented and led by professional artists, craftspeople and performers.

Library staff at Ballincollig see the library as a public space, and work towards a quality public service. Groups with ideas of how the library might be of use to them are welcome to share their thoughts. The more imaginative the public use of the library, the better the service will be.

Contact Us

Ballincollig Library, 
The Village Shopping Centre, 
Ballincollig, 
Co. Cork.  P31 H674

Tel: 021 4873024
Email: ballincollig.library@corkcoco.ie

Directions: The branch at Ballincollig is situated in the Village Shopping Centre. This is a red and white building at the junction of the Main St. and Station Rd. with its own car park. If you need additional directions to assist you in getting to us from your starting point, please telephone.


 

Leabharlann Bhaile Bhuirne Exterior

 

Am Oscailte / Opening Hours:

Dé Máirt (Tuesday) :
10.00am - 1.00pm & 2.00 - 6.00pm (Dúnta / Closed 1.00 - 2.00pm)

Deardaoin (Thursday) : 
2.00 - 7.00pm

Dé hAoine (Friday) :
10.00am - 1.00pm & 2.00 - 6.00pm (Dúnta / Closed 1.00 - 2.00pm)

 

Dé Sathairn (Saturday):   
10.00am - 1.00pm

Dúnta ar Shatharn an Deire-Seachtaine Saoire Bainc

Closed on Saturday of Bank Holiday Weekend

Leabharlann Bhaile Bhuirne offers books for lending to adults and children, including books on tape. The library also provides Internet access.

Events

Ciorcail cainte - meets on Friday mornings at 11am
Storytime for Children each Saturday morning at 11.00am
Adult Book Club - monthly meeting, usually the first Tuesday of the month, at 10.30am. 
Teen Book Club (13-18) - meets on the first Friday of each month at 4pm
Knitting Group - each Tuesday at 10am
The Library also hosts regular art exhibitions by the local Tacaois group
The library also hosts an unofficial gathering of painters each Tuesday, who bring their own materials and paint in the library. 
Scéalaíocht do leanaí - gach maidin Sathairn 11.00 rn

Internet Access

Ballyvourney Library has internet access and offers free wifi to library patrons.
    
Contact Us

Leabharlann Bhaile Bhuirne
Baile Mic Ire
Co. Chorcaí  P12 A782

Fón: 026 45767

E-mail: leabharlannbhailebhuirne@corkcoco.ie

Directions to the Library: Leabharlann Bhaile Bhuirne is on the right as you enter the village from Cork. It is a blue-fronted building directly opposite the Co-op Superstores.

Author Felicity Hayes-McCoy with Bandon Library Staff

Opening Hours

Tuesday - Saturday       9:30am - 5:30pm

Closed on Saturdays of bank holiday weekends.

Closed on Mondays.

 

Bandon Library offers a wide range of books for lending to adults and children, including Large Print books and books on tape. The Library also has a selection of Adult Literacy Books for loan. A range of books for children with dyslexia and other reading difficulties is available for loan.

Do It Yourself- Self Help on the Shelf: This programme is a joint initiative between the HSE and Cork County Library and Arts Service. It includes a selection of practical materials reviewed by local Clinical Psychologists that are available in Bandon Library to borrow.

Daily Newspapers: Irish Examiner, Irish Independent, the Irish Times

Weekly and Monthly Newspapers, Journals and Magazines: Southern Star, The Opinion,  Woman's Way, Hello, Consumer Choice, The Phoenix and Writer's Forum.

Cork County Council Information e.g Motor Taxation forms, driving licence forms and the Co Development Plan is available at the library.

Internet Access

Internet access is available on 3 PCs. Advance booking for this service is advisable. Bandon library also offers free wifi to members.

Online Services available include Grove Art, Grove Music, Irish Times online, OSI maps and Britannica Online.

Events 

Tot-time is held on Friday mornings at 11am - nursery rhymes and songs for pre-school children
Reading Support Programme for parents of children with dyslexia and other reading difficulties
Adult Reader's Group  - meets on the first Wednesday of every month
Writer's Group - meets bi-monthly on Wednesday mornings at 10.30am
Gramophone Recital - this is held once a month on Thursday mornings. Please contact library for details
Various activities are held throughout the year including involvement in local festivals, Library Ireland Week, Seachtain Na Gaeilge, Bealtaine, Summer Arts Programme and Children's Book Festival.

 

Contact Us

Bandon Library, 
Shopping Centre, 
South Main Street, 
Bandon.   P72 EY28

Tel: 023 8844830

Email: bandonlibrary@corkcoco.ie


 

Bantry Library Exterior

 

Opening Hours

Tuesday - Saturday - 9.30 am - 5.30 pm
Closed on Saturdays of bank holiday weekends.
Closed on Mondays.

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

The next festival will run from Friday 14th - Friday 21st July 2017.

For more information about the 2017 Festival click on the following link:

http://westcorkmusic.ie/literaryfestival/

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. The group is currently facilitated by author Denyse Woods.
Children's Storytelling takes place every Saturday at 11am, for children from 4-8 years old. Admission is free.
Education Prospectuses of all CAO-affiliated collages are available for consultation.

 

Contact Us

Bantry Library,
Bridge Street,
Bantry,
Co. Cork.  P75 K402

Tel: (027) 50460
Email: bantrylibrary@corkcoco.ie

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.

Lego Minifigures at Blarney Library

Opening Hours:

Tuesday: - Saturday 10.00am - 1.00pm & 2.00pm - 5.30pm

Closed on Saturday of Bank Holiday Weekends.

Closed on Mondays.

Blarney Library offers a wide range of books for lending to adults and children, including books on tape and CDs. A selection of general reference books is also held, such as encyclopaedias and dictionaries.

The following Newspapers and Periodicals are available for viewing in the library: the Irish Examiner, the Irish Times, Hello, the Corkman, Phoenix and Woman's Way.

Internet Access:

Internet access is available at the library. Advance booking for this service is advisable. Wi-Fi is also available to members.

Events:

Bookclubs meet on the second Wednesday of each month at 6.15pm.
A second bookclub meets on the second Tuesday of each month, 11.30am. Please check with library staff as these are subject to change.

Exhibitions are regularly held in the library, by various groups such as the Young Acrylic Art Group, the Avondhu Development Group, Colorama Art Therapy and Blarney Community Council.

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

Upcoming Events:
 

Ciorcal Cainte LogoCiorcal Cainte

An Opportunity to share your knowledge of spoken Irish

Initial Meeting    :  Wednesday, September 27th at 11 am

Contact Us:

Blarney Library,
The Square,
Blarney,
Co. Cork.  
T23 AC97

Tel: (021) 4382115

Email: blarneylibrary@corkcoco.ie

Storytime at Carrigaline Library

Opening Hours:

Tuesday to Saturday - 9:30am - 5:30pm.

Closed on Saturday of Bank Holiday weekends.

Closed on Mondays.

Carrigaline Library offers a wide range of books for lending to adults and children, including books on tape and CDs. A selection of general reference books is also held, such as encyclopaedias and dictionaries. The library also stocks a collection of DVDs for adults and children.

 

The newspapers and magazines available for viewing in the library are as follows: the Irish Examiner, the Irish Times, the Southern Star, Carrigdhoun, Hello, Woman's Way and Phoenix.

Internet Access:

Internet access is available on 5 PCs. Advance booking for this service is advisable. Wi-Fi is also available to members.

Events:

Storytime for children is held every Friday at 3:00pm.

A children's book club is held on the first Wednesday of each month at 3.30pm.

A gramophone recital is held on the third Thursday of every month at 11am.

An adult book club is held on the first Wednesday of every month at 11am.

A knitting group every Tuesday at 2.30pm.

The Carrigaline Photography Group occasionally exhibition their work in the library.

Visual art exhibitions are held from time to time. Please contact the library for details.

The library holds a function for the local active retirement group approximately every 6 weeks. Contact the library for details.

The local historical society occasionally hold events in the library.

Various other activities are held throughout the year, including involvement in St. Brigid's Festival, the Bealtaine Festival and the Children's Book Festival.

Contact Us:

Carrigaline Library,
Main Street,
Carrigaline,
Co. Cork
P43 HA25

Tel: (021) 437 1888

Email: carrigaline.library@corkcoco.ie

Directions to the Library: From Cork take the N28 and stay on it until the Shannonpark Roundabout. Drive straight through this roundabout and also through the next two roundabouts. On arriving at the church drive straight on to the Main Street, passing the A.I.B Bank and SuperValu on the right. Take the next left turn, and the library is a large white building on the right-hand side, past the Gaelic Bar. The car park and entrance are shared with Dunnes Stores.

 

Castletownbere LibraryOpening Hours

Tuesday - 10.30am-1pm

Wednesday - 10.30am-1pm & 2pm-5.30pm

Thursday - 10.30am-1pm

Friday - 10.30am-1pm & 2pm-5.30pm

Saturday - 10.30am-1pm

Closed on Saturdays of bank holiday weekends.

Closed on Mondays.

Internet Access:

Internet Access is available on 2 PCs. Wi-Fi is also available to members.

Events:

Activities for the Bealtaine Festival Summer and Children's Book Festival are held during the year.

Contact Us:

 

Castletownbere Library,
The Square,
Castletownbere,
Co. Cork. 
P75 DK33

Tel: (027) 70233.
Email: castletownberelibrary@corkcoco.ie


 

Charleville Library

Opening Hours

Tuesday to Saturday - 10am - 5:30pm.

Closed on Saturday of bank holiday weekends.

Closed on Mondays.

Charleville Library offers a wide range of books for lending to adults and children, including books on tape. A selection of general reference books is held, such as encyclopaedias and dictionaries.

The following current newspapers and periodicals are available for viewing in the library: the Irish Examiner , the Irish Independent , the Irish Times, the Corkman , the Farmer's Journal , the Limerick Leader and the Vale Star .

Internet Access:

Internet access is available on 3 PCs. Advance booking for this service is advisable. There is free Wi-Fi available for library members.

Events:

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

Contact Us:

 

Charleville Library,
Main Street,
Charleville,
Co. Cork. 
P56 VA09

Tel: (063) 89769

E-mail: charleville.library@corkcoco.ie

Directions to the Library: Charleville library is located in the former Church of Ireland on Main Street, directly opposite the AIB. It is on the left side of the street coming from Cork or the right side coming from Limerick.

Printmaking Workshop at Clonakilty Library

Due to painting and refurbishment works Clonakilty Library will close for a three week period from Tuesday, September 26th re-opening on Tuesday, October 17th 
Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. Queries, please contact (021)  4546499
 

 

Opening Times:

Tuesday-Saturday - 9:30am-5:30pm.

Closed on Saturdays of bank holiday weekends.

Closed on Mondays.

Clonakilty Library offers a wide range of books for adults, children and teenagers. There are also books on tape and C.D. and a selection of DVDs available for borrowing.

There is a general reference collection including encyclopaedias, dictionaries and local studies material.

A variety of newspapers and magazines can be read in the library. These include the Irish Examiner, Irish Independent, Irish Times and the Southern Star.

Internet Access:

Internet Access is available on 4 PCs. Advance booking for this service is advisable. A valid library card must be presented for internet access. Wi-Fi is also available to members.

Events:

A book club for adults is held on the last Tuesday of every month at 12 noon. All are welcome. Books for the meeting are available at the library.

The Creative Writing Group meets fortnightly on Thursday mornings from 11:00am to 1:00pm. New members are very welcome.

Clonakilty Library Knitting Group (Knit & Natter) meets every Tuesday morning from 11.00am to 1.00pm and new members are more than welcome to bring along some knitting and join in.

Children's Story Hour include stories, songs and rhymes for children.

Storytime takes place on some Saturday mornings from September to April. Contact the library for specific dates.

Other events take place during the year including the Bealtaine Festival in May, the Summer Arts Programme for children in July and August, and the Children's Book Festival in October.

Requests for class visits can be scheduled by contacting the librarian.

Contact Us:

Clonakilty Library,
Kent Street,
Clonakilty, Co. Cork 
P85 XD95

Tel: (023) 8834275
Email: clonakiltylibrary@corkcoco.ie

Directions to the Library: From Cork, take the town bypass towards Skibbereen. Pass the GAA grounds on the left, following the main road around to the right. Take the next right at the wheel pump, into Connolly Street. Turn left into Kent street. The Library is a renovated mill on the right, with public parking behind.
From Skibbereen, take the bypass towards Cork. Turn left at the wheel pump and Linen Hall, into Connolly Street. Turn left at the Brass Razoo pub, into Kent Street. Alternatively drive into town centre, turning right at the Catholic Church. Turn left at the Post Office into Kent Street. The library is on the left.

Cobh Library Exterior

Opening Hours:

Tuesday to Saturday - 9.30am - 5.30pm

Closed on Saturdays of Bank Holiday weekends

Closed on Mondays.

 

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.

Cobh Stories is a multimedia, audio/portrait and book project by Cork portrait & documentary photographer & filmmaker Damian Drohan

The project was commissioned by the Cork County Library and Arts Service and comprised a month long residency in Cobh Library, culminating in a book, and this multimedia website.

The project was also made possible by the help and support of Cork County Council's Arts Office and Cobh Library staff. To access these stories and images please click here.

Events:

The adult bookclub 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 10:30am to 12:30pm to learn new skills and put the world to right over a cuppa. All welcome.

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

Cobh Library facilitates a 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 lacemaking 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,
Cobh,
Co. Cork.  
P24 HP29

Tel: (021) 4811130

Email: cobh.library@corkcoco.ie 

Dunmanway Knit & Natter Display

Opening Hours:

Tuesday-Saturday - 9.30am - 5:30pm.

Closed on Saturdays of bank holiday weekends.

Closed on Mondays.

Dunmanway Library offers a wide range of books for adults, children and teenagers, including audio books on both CD and cassette and Large print books. A selection of general reference books is also held.

The following newspapers are available for reading in the library: The Irish Times, Irish Examiner, Irish Independent and the Southern Star.

A selection of magazines are available e.g. Woman's Way, Hello, The Opinion.

Internet Access:

Internet Access is available on 2 PCs. Advance booking for this service is advisable. Wi-Fi is also available - you can use your own Internet enabled device in the library. To avail of library Internet access a valid library card is required.

Valuable Internet resources available include Irish Newspaper Archive, Britannica Online, JSTOR, Oxford Art Online and Oxford Music Online, Historic Graves, E-magazines, E-Books and E-Audio books and free access to online courses.

Selected Cork County Council information and publications are available to view in the library and online, including the Dunmanway Integrated Development Strategy.

Events:

Knit and Natter, a weekly knitting and crochet group, meet every Friday morning from 10am to 12 noon during term time. New members are always welcome. Contact the library for details.

Dunmanway Library regularly hosts displays and exhibitions for a variety of different groups including schools, artists and community groups. The library's large shop-front style windows make a great focal point for all exhibits and have a very prominent position on the town's main square. Enquiries about displays and exhibitions can be made to the library staff.

Regular festivals are held throughout the year in conjunction with the County Arts office:

Feile Bride in February

Library Ireland Week and Seachtain na Gaeilge in March

Summer Arts in July and August

Children's book Festival in October.

Please contact the library for details of any upcoming events and activities.

Contact Us:

Dunmanway Library,
The Square,
Dunmanway,
Co. Cork. 
P47 DK83

Tel: 023 88 55411
Email: dunmanwaylibrary@corkcoco.ie

Directions to the Library: Dunmanway Library is located in the town's main square- Market Square. It is on the left hand side of the square if you are approaching from the Cork City/Bandon direction. The library is located between Crowley's Pharmacy and The Shamrock Bar. There is free car parking available all around the Main Square area, including wheelchair accessible spaces, but there is a 2 hr limit.

 
 

Learning to Care for a Dog's Best Friend

Opening Hours:

Tuesday to Saturday - 9.30 - 5.30pm.

Closed on Saturdays of Bank Holiday weekends.

Closed on Mondays.

Fermoy Library offers a wide range of books for lending to adults and children, including books on tape and CDs. A selection of general reference books is also held, such as encyclopaedias and dictionaries.

The following current newspapers and periodicals are available for viewing in the library: the Irish Examiner, The Irish Times,  Avondhu,  Consumer Choice and Which.

Internet Access:

Internet access is also available on 4 PCs. Advance booking for this service is advisable. Wi-Fi is also available to members.

Events:

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:

Fermoy Library,
Connolly Street,
Fermoy,
Co. Cork.
P61 C663

Tel: (025) 31318
Email: fermoylibrary@corkcoco.ie

Toy Hedgehogs reading at Glanmire Library

Opening Hours:

Tuesday - Saturday - 10am- 6pm.

Closed on Saturdays of bank holiday weekends.

Closed on Mondays.

Daily newspapers include the Irish Examiner and the Irish Times.

Events:

Adult Book Club: Meetings held once a month on the 2nd Thursday of every month, new members welcome, please contact the library on 021-4821627 for reading lists and more details.

Crochet n' Chat: The crochet group meets on the first Thursday of every month.

Knitter's Group: The knitting group meets every second Wednesday, (changed from Thursday) please contact the library on 021-4821627 for more details.

Internet Access:

Internet access is available to library members daily from 10.15am to 5.40pm and on Thursdays from 10.15am to 7.40pm. Wi-Fi is available to members.

Online Services include the Grove Dictionary of Art, Grove Dictionary of Music, Irish Times Online and the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

Contact Us:

Glanmire Library,
Hazelwood Shopping Centre,
Glanmire,
Co. Cork. 
T45 E033

Tel: (021) 4821627

E-Mail: glanmirelibrary@corkcoco.ie

Kanturk Library Closure Notice

For reasons relating to concerns over the structural fabric of the building, Kanturk Library will be closed from today 29th June until further notice. Cork County Library sincerely regrets the inconvenience to Kanturk Library users and to mitigate the impact, Newmarket Library will open on a full time basis from tomorrow, 30th June, until the issue is resolved. Library users are also welcome to use their membership in any other neighbouring library, or indeed in any other library in the county, please see www.corkcoco.ie/library to find the branch nearest to you. Books may also be requested and renewed online, and our e-books, e-audiobooks, e-magazines and other online services remain unaffected. For more information, contact (021) 4546499.
 

Kinsale Library Sign

Opening Hours:

Tuesday: 2.00pm - 6.00pm
 
Wednesday: 10.00am - 1.00pm & 2.00pm - 6.00pm
 
Thursday: 2.00pm - 6.00pm

Friday: 2.00pm-6.00pm
 
Saturday: 10.00am-1.00pm & 2.00pm - 6.00pm.

Closed on Saturdays of Bank Holiday weekends.

Closed on Mondays.

 

 

Kinsale Library offers a range of books for lending to adults and children, including books on tape and CDs.

Internet Access:

Internet access and free Wi-Fi is available in the library for library members. Advance booking for this service is advisable.

Events:

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:

Kinsale Library,
Methodist Hall,
Kinsale,
Co. Cork.
P17 KA48

Tel: (021) 4774266

Library Headquarters Cork

 

Opening Hours:

Monday to Friday - 9:00am - 5:30pm.

Closed on Mondays of bank holiday weekends.

Closed on Saturdays.

 

 

 

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.

Internet Access:

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

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

Events:

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

Various activities are held throughout the year, including school group visits, exhibitions and author visits. The library also participates in the Bealtaine Festival, the Summer Arts Programme and the Children's Books Festival.

Contact Us:

Cork County Library & Arts Service,
County Library Building,
Carrigrohane Road,
Cork.
T12 K335
Telephone: 021 4546499 
E-mail: corkcountylibrary@corkcoco.ie
Web: www.corkcoco.ie/library

Reference and Local Studies Library: 

Opening Hours:

Monday to Friday - 9:00am - 5:30pm.

Closed on 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, encyclopaedias, 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.

The following newspapers and periodicals are available for viewing in the library: The Irish Examiner, the Irish Times, the Evening Echo, the Cork Independent, Saol, the Southern Star, the Sunday Times, the Sunday Tribune, the Vale Star, An Cosantoir, Comhar, Consumer Choice, Irish Tatler, Newsweek, Technology Ireland, Treoir, and Woman's Way.

Internet Access:

Internet access and WiFi is available to all members.

Upcoming Events

Mindfulness

 

An Introduction to Mindfulness


LHQ, Cork County Library Headquarters on Thursday, September 21st at 11:00 am to 12 pm. The talk will be given by Riana Vermaak, Clinical Psychologist, HSE South Lee Primary Care.
While the talk is free to attend, booking is advised. If you are interested in attending, please email niamh.cronin@corkcoco.ie or phone (021) 4546499.

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Us:

Telephone: (021) 4546499 
E-mail: reference.library@corkcoco.ie 
Web: www.corkcoco.ie/library

Storytime at Macroom Library

 

Macroom Library has relocated to Railway View, Macroom for an extended period while the Briery Gap building is being refurbished.

Opening Hours:

Tuesday - 10am-7:30pm.

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday - 10am-5:30pm.

Closed on Saturdays of bank holiday weekends.

Closed on Mondays.

Macroom Library offers a range of services to adults and children, including book lending, audio books, film DVDs, CDs and CD-ROMs. 
Also E-magazines and an extensive e-audio and e-books service, available to library members.

The following newspapers are available for viewing in the library: The Irish Examiner, The Irish Times, The Corkman, The Southern Star, The Farmer's Journal and The Evening Echo and various magazines.

Macroom Library has a collection of local history material on Macroom and the surrounding areas, and a reference collection that includes the Electoral Register, ordinance survey maps and the County Development Plans.

Internet Access:

Public Internet access is available on 5 public access PCs. Advance booking for this is advisable. There is free Wi-Fi for members.

Events:

Story time is held every Saturday at 12.00 and is presented by a member of library staff.

The Adult Book Club meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 11.30am.

A Gramophone Recital is held on the second Friday of each month at 11.00am.              

The Macroom Purlies Knitting Group is held at 11.30am on the first and third Thursdays of every month.

Ciorcal Cainte meets every second Thursday in the month at 11.30am.

Bridge Club meets on the third Wednesday in the month at 10.30am.

Upcoming Events:

Louise Phillips Renowned author Louise Phillips will be at Macroom Library on Wednesday, October 4th at 12:30 pm. All welcome.

 

Contact Us:

Macroom Library,
Railway View,
Macroom,
Co. Cork. 
P12 F767

Tel: (026) 42483

Email: macroomlibrary@corkcoco.ie

Marita Conlon McKenna
            Marita Conlon McKenna                   

Opening Hours:

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday - 9:30am - 5:30pm

Thursday - 9:30am - 7:30pm

Closed on Saturdays of bank holiday weekends.

Closed on Mondays.

The new Mallow Library opened in September 2006 with a stock of 36,000 items. These include Adult Fiction and Non-Fiction books, Large Print Books, Audio Books, Audio-Described Videos and  DVDs. There is also a large selection of books for Children and Young People of all ages and tastes. The library also incorporates a Reference Area, Arts activities area and an exhibition space.

Internet Access:

The library offers 10 PCs for Internet Access and Self-Learning Packages. There is free Wi-Fi for library members.

Your Good Self:

North Cork Positive Self-help Programme promoting emotional wellbeing. This programme is a joint initiative between the HSE and Cork County Library and Arts Service. It includes a selection of practical materials reviewed by local Clinical Psychologists that are available in Mallow Library to borrow.

For a list of child and family related material click here.

For a list of adult material click here.

Events:

Tuesday:  

10:30am - 12:30pm - Crafts Exchange

11:30am - 12:30pm - Surfing Time [recommencing in September]

11:30am - 1:30pm - Poetry Workshop

2:30-4:30pm - Bridge

Wednesday:

10:30am - 12:30pm - Writer's Group

11:30am - 12:30pm - Scrabble

11:30am - 12:30pm - Surfing Time

12:30 - 2:30pm - Munla Art Group

2:30 - 4:30pm - Knitting Group

Thursday:

10:30am - 12:30pm - Library Quilters

11:30am-1:00pm - Bridge Group

2:30 - 4:30pm - Active Retirement Group

5:30 - 7:15pm - Chess Club

Friday:

10:30am - 12:00pm - HSE Breast-feeding Group

11:00 - 11:45am - Totstime [recommencing in September]

1:00 - 3:30pm - Art Group

4:00 - 5:00pm - Knitwits [recommencing in September]

Saturday:

11:30am - 12:15pm - Storytime/ Colouring

Monthly Library Activities

2nd Thursday of the Month:

10:30am - 12:30pm - Lace-makers

2nd Saturday of the month

10:30am - 11:30pm - Bookclub

Last Saturday of the month

3:30 - 4:15pm - Children's Bookclub

Please check with library staff at 022-21821 on dates for monthly events as they are subject to change. Booking may be necessary for certain events.

Contact Us:

Mallow Library,
Thomas Davis St.
Mallow,
Co. Cork.  
P51 DK50

Tel: (022) 21821
Email: mallow.library@corkcoco.ie

Children at Midleton Library.

 

Opening Hours:

Tuesday,  - Saturday - 9:30am-5:30pm.

Closed on Saturdays of Bank Holiday weekends.

Closed on Mondays.

Midleton Library offers a wide range of books for lending to adults and children, including books on tape and CDs. A selection of general reference books is also held, such as encyclopaedias and dictionaries. A new collection of Manga Graphic Novels for teenagers is available at the library.

The Irish Examiner, the Irish Independent, the Irish Times,  and the East Cork Journal are also available for viewing in the library.

Internet Access:

Internet access is available on 5 PCs.   Advance booking for this service is advisable. There is free Wi-Fi for members.

Events:

A Pre-school Storytime is held every Wednesday during the school year at 10:00am - 10.30am.

The Adult Reading Group meets on the first Friday of the month at 11am.

Adult writers group - Open to all levels and genres and meets on the first Thursday of each month from 11.00 am - 12.30. New members welcome.

The Crochet/Knitting Group meets every Tuesday at 11am - 12.00.

Various other activities are held throughout the year, including involvement in local and national festivals, such as the Seachtain na Gaeilge Festival, the Summer Arts Programme and the Children's Book Festival.

Exhibitions are held in the library from time to time, such as school project exhibitions or local craft centre exhibitions. The library occasionally runs competitions and offers prizes.

Upcoming Events:

Carol DrinkwaterRenowned author Carol Drinkwater will be at Midleton Library on Friday, October 6th at 11 am. All are welcome.

 

Contact Us:

Midleton Library,
Main Street,
Midleton,
Co. Cork.
P25 W085

Tel: (021) 4613929
Email: midletonlibrary@corkcoco.ie

Autumn Display at Millstreet Library

Opening Hours:

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday - 10.00am - 1.00pm & 2.00 - 6.00pm

Thursday 10.00am - 1.00pm & 2.30 - 6.00pm

Closed on Saturdays of bank holiday weekends.

Closed on Mondays.

Millstreet library offers a wide range of books for lending to adults and children, including books on tape. A selection of general reference books is also held, such as encyclopaedias and dictionaries. The library also holds the following newspapers and magazines: The Irish Examiner, The Corkman, The Clara News, Phoenix, Hello and Woman's Way.

Internet Access:

Internet  Access is available on 2 PCs. Advance booking is advisable. There is free Wi-Fi for members.

Events:

Conversational Irish: held every Wednesday at Millstreet Library from 11.00am - 12.00 noon. Everybody Welcome. Bíonn "Comhrá as Gaeilge" sa Leabharlann, Sráid an Mhuillinn, gach Céadaoin, 11.00 go 12.00. Fáilte roimh gach éinne.

Storytelling suitable for children aged 3-7, takes place if requested most Saturdays from 10.30am-12.30pm and 2.30pm - 4.30pm. Children should be accompanied by an adult.

The Pageturners Children's Bookclub led by Norma and Katie Guerin meets one day each month from 11.00am - 12.00pm. Suitable for children aged 10-13 years. New members welcome. Please contact the library on 029 21920 if you'd like to join up or just come along on the day!

Adult Book Club meets in the library on the first Tuesday of every month, from 3:00-4:00pm.  All adults welcome!

For information about upcoming library events go to https://twitter.com/corkcolibrary

Other Events:

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

Contact Us:

Millstreet Library,
Carnegie Hall,
County Council Offices,
Millstreet,
Co. Cork. 
P51 YV99

Tel: (029) 21920
Email: millstreet.library@corkcoco.ie

Mitchelstown Library Writer's Group welcomes Joan Enscko 

Opening Hours:

Tuesday - Saturday 9.30am - 5.30pm

Closed on Saturdays of Bank Holiday weekends.

Closed on Mondays.

 

Mitchelstown Library now has an increased book stock of approximately 15,000 items and offers a range of books for adults and children, including books on tape, CDs and DVDs. The designated areas for children and teenagers are bright and cheerful, and the Local History shelves hold a selection of material about Mitchelstown and by Mitchelstown people. A bright, comfortable area is provided for our newspaper and magazine readers and both casual and study reading areas are catered for.

Events:

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

The Writers’ Group and the Ciorcal Cainte meet on alternate Fridays. Please call the library get the date of the next group meeting you are interested in.

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

Other events may be organized throughout the year and are advertised both locally and on Cork County Library’s Facebook  and Twitter pages.

Internet access:

Internet Access is available on 5 PCs. Advance booking for this service is advisable. We also offer free Wi-Fi to library members.

Contact Us:

Mitchelstown Library,
Sutton's Court,
Clonmel Road,
Mitchelstown,
Co. Cork. 
P67 A663

Tel: (025) 41939

E-mail: mitchelstown.library@corkcoco.ie 

Amanda Wright Workshop at Newmarket Library

Opening Hours:

Tuesday - Saturday inclusive

 9:30am - 1:00pm

   2:00pm - 5:30pm

Closed Saturdays of Bank Holiday Weekends.

Closed Mondays.

Newmarket Library offers  a varied modern stock of books, books on tape/CD, and DVDs as well as access through request to any item for loan in Cork County Library's stock. Children and teenagers are also well catered for, the library offers variety of reading for these groups.

 

Internet Access:

Access to the Internet is now an integral feature of library membership and Newmarket Library will offer a Public Access PC to library members. Free Wi-Fi is available to library members.

You are also very welcome to drop in and browse the newspapers in the new library.

Events:

Newmarket library Knitting & Crochet group meet every Friday morning at 10.30 am.
Everybody, of all ages & aptitudes, is more than welcome. no fees, just knit & natter or crochet or improve existing skills!!
 

Contact Us:

Newmarket Library, 
High Street,
Newmarket,
Co. Cork.

Tel: (029) 61090

E-mail: newmarketlibrary@corkcoco.ie

Cape Clear Island

 

Opening Hours:

Wednesday: 2.00 - 4.30 pm

Thursday: 2.00 - 4.30 pm

Friday: 11.00am - 1.30 pm

Saturday:  2.00  - 4.30 pm

Closed on Saturdays of Bank Holiday weekends.

 

Oileán Chléire Library offers a range of books for lending to adults and children, including audio books and DVDs.

The following current newspapers and periodicals are also available for viewing in the library: the Irish Examiner, the Southern Star, the Farmer's Journal, and the Senior Times.

Internet Access:

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

Events:

Various Activities are held during the year, including participation in Seachtain Na Gaeilge, the Bealtaine Festival, the Summer Arts Programme in July and August and the Children's Book Festival in October.

Please contact library for details regarding our bookclub.

Leabharlann Oileán Chléire

Uaireanta Oscailte

Céadaoin: 3.00 - 5.30 i. n.

Déardaoin: 3.00 - 5.30 i.n.

Dé hAoine: 11.30 r.n - 4.00 i.n.

Dé Sathairn: 11.30 r.n. - 4.00 i.n.

Soláthraíonn leabharlann Oileán Chléire réimse leabhair ar iasacht do dhaoine fásta agus páistí chomh maith le leabhair théipeanna.

Tá na nuachtáin agus irisí seo a leanas ar fail le léamh sa leabharlann, An Irish Examiner, An Southern Star, An Farmers Journal, agus an Senior Times.

Teagmháil Idirlín:

Ta sé seo ar fail ar dhá ríomhairí. Ní mór an seirbhís seo a chur in áirithe roimh ré.

Imeachtaí:

Reáchtáiltear imeachtaí éagsúla i rith na bliana, ina measc páirtíocht i Seachtain na Gaeilge, Féile Bealtaine, Clár Ealaíona an tSamhraidh in Iúil & Lúnasa agus Féile Leabhar na bPáisti i Deireadh Fómhair.

Is féidir teangmhaíl a dhéanamh linn:

An Leabharlann,
Oileán Chléire,
An Sciobairín,
Co. Chorcaí. 
P51 WN40

Email: cleirelibrary@corkcoco.ie

Tel: 028-41006

Rosanna, Zack and Dad at Passage West Library

Opening Hours:

Wednesday 10.30 - 1.00  & 2.00 - 6.00

Thursday      2.00 - 6.00

Friday            2.00 - 6.00

Saturday     10.30 - 1.00  &  2.00 - 6.00

Closed on Saturdays of Bank Holiday weekends.

Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

Passage West Library offers fiction and non-fiction books for lending to adults and children, including books on tape.

The following newspapers are available for viewing in the library: the Irish Examiner, the Echo, and Carrigdhoun.

Internet Access:

Internet access is available on 2 PCs. Advance booking for this service is advisable. Wi-Fi for members is also available.

Events:

The Readers Group meets on the second Thursday of every month at 11am.

The local craft group meets in the library on Thursdays, from 2.30-4pm. All crafts are catered for, but particularly knitting, crochet and swiss darning.

The library displays an ongoing photographic exhibition of local interest.

The library hosts events on a seasonal basis throughout the year to celebrate St. Brigid's Festival, the Children's Book Festival, Bealtaine and so on.

Contact Us:

 

Passage West Library,
Community Centre,
Passage West,
Co. Cork.

Tel: (021) 4863727
Email: passagewest.library@corkcoco.ie

 

Donagh Carey painting of Schull Library
 Donagh Carey's Library, Schull                             

 

 

Opening Hours:

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday - 2.30pm-5.30pm.

Wednesday - 9.30am-1pm and 2pm-5.30-pm.

Saturday - 9.30am-1:30pm.

Closed on Saturdays of bank holiday weekends.

Closed Mondays.

Schull Library offers both fiction and non-fiction books for lending to adults and children, including books on tape.

The Irish Examiner, the Irish Times and the Southern Star are available for viewing in the library.

Internet Access:

Internet access is available on one PC. Advance booking for this service is advisable. The library also has free Wifi avaialble to library members.

Contact Us:

 

Schull Library,
Main Street,
Schull,
Co. Cork. 
P81 WP59

Tel: (028) 28290

Email: schull.library@corkcoco.ie

Directions to the library: The library is situated at the upper end of the main street in Schull village. It stands on the corner of Upper Main Street and Colla Road and is directly opposite The Bunratty Inn.

Poetry Day Sherkin Island library. 

Opening Hours:

Tuesday:    5.30pm  - 8.30pm

Thursday:   11am - 2pm

Friday:        1.30pm - 5.30pm

 

Sherkin Island Library offers fiction and non-fiction books for lending to adults and children, including books on tape.

Internet Access:

Internet is available on one PC. Advance booking for this service is advisable.

Events:

Sherkin Island book club takes place once a month from October to June. The book club meets on a Monday at 7:30pm in the library. Please check with the library for details.  

See check with the library for details.

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

Contact Us:

Sherkin Island Library
Adjacent to the Community Hall,
Sherkin Island,
Co. Cork. 
P81 AE02

Tel: (028) 20009

Email: sherkin.library@corkcoco.ie

Directions to library: Follow the road up from the Pier straight on for 10 minutes. The Sherkin Island Library is housed in a porta cabin standing next to the Community Hall - a large white building on the left at the bottom of the hill.

Children's chairs at Skibbereen Library

Opening Hours:

Tuesday to Saturday - 9.30am - 5.30pm

Closed  Mondays and Saturdays of Bank Holiday weekends

Skibbereen Library offers a wide range of books, audio books 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-audiobooks 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 3 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 3 internet PCs.
Some of these can also be accessed on PCs outside the library using a valid library card.
 

Events:

Gramophone Recital once a month, usually on the 3rd Friday of the month.
Creative Writing Group meets on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month.
Two Book Cubs meet once a month each.  Check with library for details.
Library Knitting Group meets every Wednesday morning from 10:30am.

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.

Upcoming Events:

Skibbereen Events

 

 

Author Ellen Alden will speak at Skibbereen Library at 11:30 am, September 22nd.

 

 

Contact Us:

Skibbereen Library,
North Street,
Skibbereen,
Co Cork. 
P81 PW10
 

Tel: 028-22400
 E-mail: skibbereen.library@corkcoco.ie

Directions: 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.

The Entrance to Youghal Library

Opening Hours:


Tuesday to Saturday, inclusive - 9.30am-5:30pm.

No late opening on Thursday's for the months of August and September .

Closed on Saturdays of Bank Holiday weekends.

Closed Mondays.

Youghal Library service offers a wide range of books for lending to adults and children, including books on tape.

 

Internet Access:

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

Events:

Knitting and crochet group for all skill levels and age groups- every Thursday morning at 11am. First meeting on 16th July 2009.

Bookswap: a weekly opportunity for both library members and non-members to chat about what they have read and swap books. Library books and readers' own books can be exchanged. Every Friday at 11am.

Children's games every Friday from 3-4pm. Hangman and Connect 4 tournaments and lots more! Suitable for children aged 6+.

Various other activities are held throughout the year, including involvement in festivals, such as the Bealtaine Festival, the Summer Arts Programme and Childrens Book Festival.

Childrens Storytime is held occasionally, including at Christmas and Easter.

Silver Surfers- Internet for Senior Citizens. Usually two groups of 3/4 per year, for a duration of six weeks - one hour long session per week. Please contact the library for details.

Contact Us:

Youghal Library,
Rivergate Shopping Mall,
North Main Street,
Youghal,
Co. Cork
P36 FF99

Tel: (024) 93459

Email: youghal.library@corkcoco.ie

 

A mobile Library bus

 

Serving Rural Communities

The mobile libraries deliver a library service to rural communities that do not have access to our branch library service.

 

 

The mobile libraries carry a wide range of adult and children's books, along with audio books, Internet access and a free request service for books not in stock. The mobile library service has been an integral part of Cork County Council's response to the reading and information needs of the public since the early 1960s.

Despite an expanded branch network, the mobile library service still plays a key role in delivering a library service to isolated communities, those with limited access to transport, people with disabilities and young people. The mobile library brings the local authority service to the heart of the rural community.

A map of the mobile library stops is available to view here.

The Mobile Library Schedule is available here.

Contact details for the mobiles are:

Fermoy Mobile Library:

Email: libmobilefermoy@eircom.net

Tel: (086) 4603287

Kanturk Mobile Library:

Email: libmobilekanturk@eircom.net

Tel: (085) 8518932

 

Mobile South:

Email: moblibrary@eircom.net

Tel: (085) 8518967

West Cork Mobile: 

Email: westcorkmobile@corkcoco.ie

Tel: (086) 8160131