Cork County Library has a wide range of online services and resources: from online renewals to digitised collections, from its local history library to e-books and e-magazines.


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This service can be accessed here.


Bolinda Digital e-books and e-audiobooks service is live! This service offers both E-Audio and E-Books to all library users and these can be enjoyed either on your PC/laptop via the website link or on your mobile device via the BorrowBox app. For Apple users, visit the iTunes App store and search for BorrowBox. For Android users, visit the Google Play store and search for BorrowBox (one word). For Kindle (Kindle Fire is the only type of Kindle which supports the BorrowBox app) visit the Amazon App store at BorrowBox. Once you have installed the app on your device search for Cork County Library in the 'Library' field provided and then login in the usual way with your library barcode and pin.


A simple user guide is provided here and a list of frequently asked questions and answers to those is provided here. 

If you are having difficulties with accessing or using the service please contact who will help you with your query.



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Click here to see RBdigital magazines and create an account.

This online service to library members  offers an interesting range of magazines which can be read online or downloaded to a PC, tablet, iPad, or smartphone.

The RBdigital for libraries App can be downloaded here for iOS devices and here for Android devices. This is a 24/7 online service offering the latest and back issues of some of your favourite magazines with changeable print sizes and viewing options. All you need is your library card. Library staff are not in a position to provide technical support for this service. If you are experiencing problems with the RBdigital E-Magazine service, please email

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Cork County Library subscribes to a number of online resources that can be accessed at any of our branch libraries.


Irish Times Digital Archive   *Please Note, Irish Times Archive service is currently unavailable*

The Irish Times digital archive contains exact reproductions of all articles published by the Irish Times from 1859 onward, and is available to access here.


Irish Newspaper Archive

Irish Newspaper Archive is the largest digital archive of Irish newspapers in the world, giving access to over 40 titles and millions of newspaper articles spanning 300 years of Irish history. This database can be accessed at any branch library.


Proquest International Newspaper Archive

The Proquest service gives you access to over 1,000 online newspapers, wire feeds, magazines, trade journals and other sources of information.

These are available in full text and also in abstract form. You can tailor searches to your own requirements and save results by creating your own account for future reference and study purposes. 

Login to the homepage by clicking on the icon below and using your library barcode there are links to frequently asked questions, online help and online support.

To Enter, please Click here.

ProQuest Platform YouTube videos: Click here.

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Library users can now access hundreds of free online courses via their local library.

Ranging from Art to Accounting, Pet Care to Psychology and much more in between! Simply click on this link and put in your library barcode, then follow a simple registration process to begin your learning!

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Learn a new language starting today by using our new online Mango Languages courses here on our website.

Register with your name, email address and library barcode. 

This allows you instant access to learning over 71 languages from Armenian to Yiddish and not forgetting French, Spanish, German, Irish and a host more. You can also access these courses on your tablet or phone via the Mango App. Here is a short YouTube video giving you an overview of what is available.

Our Local Studies Digital Collection is available to view here.


vision netVision-net is an Irish company providing online access to all the latest company, business and director information in Ireland, Northern Ireland, and the UK.  Information available includes Audited Company Accounts, Changes in Directors, Credit Ratings and Mortgages or Charges. 
Vision-net is available, free of charge, to all members of Cork County Library. To access the service you need to click here log in using your library card number.

Britannica Online


This rich and varied resource caters for 3 different age groups. Please click on the relevant link below to ensure that you access the information that is most suitable to your level of research. This database can be accessed by entering your library card barcode.

JUNIOR (Ages 5-11)

STUDENT (Ages 12-18) 

ADULT (Ages 18+) 


Oxford Art Online

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Oxford Art Online is an innovative gateway that offers users the ability to access and search the vast content of Grove Art Online and Oxford art reference in one location. This database can be accessed by entering your library card barcode.





Oxford Music Online

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Oxford Music Online is a gateway that offers users the ability to access the vast resources of Oxford's music reference in one location. The cornerstone of Oxford Music Online, Grove Music Online, has been completely redesigned with a number of functional enhancements and new content. This database can be accessed by entering your library card barcode.






Ordnance Survey Maps



This resource allows online access to the OSI Historic Map Series, dating from 1829, and is an invaluable resource for those interested in local history. This database can be accessed at any branch library.











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JSTOR is a not-for-profit digital archive that provides full-text access to scholarly articles from a wide range of academic journals and other trusted sources. This database can be accessed at any branch library.





Historic Graves

Historic Graves Launch at Library HQ

20,000 grave memorial records from 127 historic graveyards were digitally submitted to Cork County Library by the Historic Graves project, funded by Cork LDC’s including South and East Cork Area Development (SECAD). The project provided training by archaeologists from Eachtra Archaeological Projects to more than 420 community volunteers in the recording of historic graveyards, enabling volunteers to photograph and record 27,000 headstone epitaphs all over the county.

This can be viewed here.