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Douglas Library

New Douglas premises July 2009Location: Douglas Library, situated on the first floor of  Douglas Village Shopping Centre, was officially opened in April 2010, and is jointly funded by Cork City Council and Cork County Council. Cork City Libraries manage and administer this library.

Access to the library: by stairs, lift, and escalator from the ground floor and from various car-parking levels.

Opening Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 10.00 a.m. - 5.30 p.m., with later closing at 8:00 p.m. on Thursdays. (September to June)

Exception: Douglas Library does not open until 10.30 a.m. on the first Wednesday of each month.  

The Library is closed on Bank Holiday Saturdays and Public Holidays. 


Who can use the Library? The Library is open to all to visit. Membership is available to everyone who would like to borrow from our collections. For more information download our Douglas Library Brochure.

How to renew your items: If you want to renew an item you have borrowed you can do so in person in the library using our self-service kiosks, but you also have the following options:
•  Online through our Catalogue, you will need your four-digit PIN (personal identification number) available at any of our libraries.
•  Speak directly to a member of staff by telephone at 021 4924932, (please remember that items cannot be renewed by leaving a voicemail message).

On 23 June 2015, Douglas Library was the first library in Cork City Libraries to introduce self-service for checking in and checking out books.  Special kiosks are provided so that borrowers can control the circulation of books quite independently of staff. This allows staff to devote more time to dealing with your enquiries and with developmental work. 

Transport access: 
Bus no. 206 (South Douglas Road) stops outside Leonardo's Restaurant, Church Street, on the south side of the shopping-centre car park. 
Bus no. 207 (Douglas Rd) stops by the Shell Garage in East Douglas Street.
Bus no. 216  stops in East Douglas Street  (Route: South Mall - Douglas Rd - Rochestown Rd - Clarke's Hill - Monswood / Mount Oval;  Return route: Monfield - Landsborough -      The Borough - Broadale - Maryborough Hill - South Mall) . 
Bus no. 219, on the orbital route between Bishopstown and Mahon, stops by the Shell Garage in West Douglas Street.  Some stops on the orbital route include the CUH, Sarsfield Rd, Togher, the Lough, Ballyphehane, Turner's Cross, South Douglas Rd and Mahon, before returning westward again.

Location Map:
New Douglas Map

Free car parking is available in the shopping centre.  A three-hour limit on parking is monitored up to 5.30 p.m. 

Bookstock:  51,645 (January 2018) 

Public-access computers with Internet: Our computers are open to use by all who visit the Library. One Internet enabled computer is available exclusively for use by children. Scanners are available on selected Computers

Library Telephone Numbers:  021 4924931 / 4924932


Floor area:  980 sq. metres

A/Executive Librarian:  Rose Smyth

Postal address:  Douglas Library, Douglas Village Shopping Centre, Douglas, Cork.
Seoladh phoist: Leabharlann na Dúghlaise, Siopalann an tSráidbhaile, An Dúghlas, Corcaigh.

Eircode:      T12 HDY2
Loc8 code:  WCQ-47-3FN