Local Studies

The Local Studies Department provides specialist resources to researchers, with a focus on recording Cork‘s history and culture.

Local Studies | Léann Áitiúil Chorcaí

The Local Studies Department or Cork Collection contains a wide range of material (on paper and on other media) on the history, geography, antiquities, archaeology, folklore and culture of Cork city and county. The collection contains books, newspapers, journals, periodicals, manuscripts, maps and photographs. This department is popular with enquirers seeking local history information and those seeking guidance for genealogical research.

Information | Eolas

Address: 57-61 Grand Parade, Cork T12 NT99

Seoladh: 57-61 Sráid an Chapaill Bhuí, Corcaigh T12 NT99

Opening Hours:Monday to Saturday, 10.00 am - 5.30 pm

Contact: Email: local_studies@corkcity.ie |  Tel: (021) 492 4914

Public Transport: Many bus routes pass through the city centre.

All Cork City Libraries are closed on Public Holidays and Bank Holiday Weekends.

Facilities | Áiseanna

  • Wi-Fi and Public Internet
  • Scanner 
  • Printing and Photocopying  
  • Newspaper Holdings and Index
  • Journal Holdings and Index
  • Visits of Class Groups to the City Library

Book a space | Spás a chur in áirithe

Available to book subject to Cork City Libraries' Use of Library Spaces Policy

If you would like to book a space please contact:
Email: libraries@corkcity.ie or Tel: (021) 492 4900