Cork City

About Us

A number of by-laws, policies, and guidelines help to govern procedures for the overall benefit of members of and visitors to Cork City Libraries. Some policies are for the protection and safety of library visitors and library staff. Further details below.

Data Privacy policies

Data provided by you when you register for the library: Libraries Ireland Privacy Statement 

Cork City Council Privacy Statement  

Internet & computer facilities 

Room Bookings, Exhibition Bookings, Noticeboards

Using mobile phones

  • Please respect other library users;
  • Please set your phone to silent, or to a quiet ring-tone;
  • If you receive a call please reply quietly and discreetly, and use hallways to receive and make calls. 

Kids & Teens

Please see Cork City Libraries' Child Safeguarding Statement here:

Please see Cork City Council's Child Protection Policy here:

In addition, please be advised that

  • Parents are responsible for their children's safety and behaviour at all times in our libraries
  • Children aged 7 or under may not be unaccompanied in our libraries
  • Children need written parental permission to use the internet in our libraries

Collection Development Policy - Access all areas 

CCTV policies

City Library, Grand Parade: ‌ City Library CCTV policy and procedure
Local Libraries: Please ask the Executive Librarian at your local library

Literacy Friendly Statement and Policy 

Social Media Commenting Policy


Image Use Policy



By-laws for Cork City Libraries - Cork City Council is in the process of adopting these by-laws.