The Central Library on the Grand Parade is home to the City Libraries’ largest collections of books, periodicals, CDs, DVDs and other materials for adults and children. The Central Library delivers a library service through five public-service departments: Adult Lending; Kids & Teens; Reference; Local Studies; and Music. The Central Library also provides management and administrative services, including computer and cataloguing support, for all public-service sections administered by Cork City Libraries in local libraries as well as in the Central Library. Visitors are welcome to browse among books, periodicals, and newspapers in all our libraries. Public-access computers are available at €1 per half-hour session.
Visitors to the Central Library can listen to a varied collection of music on CD, DVD, vinyl, and tape formats. The Thomas Davis Room in the Central Library provides a public space for reading groups / book clubs and for talks organized in conjunction with the Library. Space is frequently made available to hold exhibitions of interest to the general public.
Opening hours for Lending, Music and Children's departments:
Monday to Saturday, 10.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.
Opening hours for Local Studies Department:
Wednesday to Saturday, 10.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.
Opening hours for Reference Department:
Tuesday to Saturday, 10.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.
The postal address for all Central Library departments is:
57-61 Grand Parade, Cork.
An Lárleabharlann, 57-61 Sráid an Chapaill Bhuí, Corcaigh
Eircode: T12 NT99
Loc8 code: WCR-01-T56
Many bus routes cross the city centre.