Cork City Libraries.ie

About Us

Welcome

Cork City Libraries Online gives you an overview of the services we offer, and enables you to carry out transactions online, including renewing or requesting items.

Cork City Libraries provide a resource for all — for Life & Learning, for Culture & the Imagination, and for Children & Young People.

Cork City Libraries — a service of Cork City Council

Cork City Libraries provide a range of library and information services to the people of Cork, and through this website to anyone interested in Cork. We provide books, CDs, DVDs, videos, and audio books, for use within the library or for home use. We also provide computers with fast Internet access throughout our network of branches and in our Central Library.

Visitors are welcome to use our facilities free of charge for on-site reading/enquiries. Registered membership entitles members to borrow items (books, CDs, DVDs, etc.) for home use. Internet access is available to members and non-members, at €1 per half-hour session. Enquiries can be in person, by telephone, letter, or e-mail and are welcome from everybody; whether members or not.

Registered membership is free. See the Get a Library Card page for conditions of library membership and information on charges.

The Central and Bishopstown libraries are open six days per week, Monday to Saturday, and our other local libraries are open Tuesday to Saturday. Opening times of all libraries are shown on the relevant library page. On Saturdays & Mondays of bank-holiday weekends, all our libraries are closed.

We provide online access to our catalogue on this website. Of course, non-members too can browse our catalogue, which includes an in-house index of articles from newspapers and periodicals since the mid-1990s. Library members with PIN numbers can renew items by accessing the online catalogue, and can also place requests for items from the catalogue.

You can view our online Local Studies service at Cork Past and Present

Senior Management


Liam Ronayne is Cork City Librarian.

Tina Healy is Senior Executive Librarian in charge of finance, human resources, and general administration.

Ann Riordan is the Senior Executive Librarian with responsibilities for Collections, Content and ICT.

Patricia Looney is the Senior Executive Librarian with responsibilities for the City Library, and for Promotion & special activities.

The following Executive Librarians are in charge of local libraries: Breda Hassett in Bishopstown, Mary Corcoran in Blackpool, Rose Smyth in Douglas, Deirbhile Dennehy in Tory Top, and Eileen O'Sullivan in Mayfield. The executive librarian position in Hollyhill Library is vacant.

The following Executive Librarians are in charge of departments/services in the Central Library: Sinéad Feely in Bibliographic Services, Peggy Barrett in Reference, and Eibhlín Cassidy in Children's and Young People's library services. The executive librarian positions in Adult Lending, the Rory Gallagher Music Library and  Local Studies are vacant.

 

Welcome from the Lord Mayor

 

Welcome to the web site of Cork City Libraries. Cork City Council will continue to develop the library web presence.  This site provides access to information, including digitized images and information about Cork, about the library service, and about cultural and educational facilities and programmes. We hope you find the site useful.

Des Cahill (Lord Mayor 2016)

Lord Mayor Councillor Des Cahill     |     An tArdmhéara, an Comhairleoir Deasún Ó Cathail