Access | Inrochtaineacht
Public libraries are open to all. Few other public arenas are so diverse in terms of usage by the local community. Cork City Libraries is committed to providing broad access, to enhancing real inclusion, minimizing barriers to use and to giving everyone the means to read, learn and explore.
Cork City Libraries make knowledge and information available to everyone in the city through high-quality and relevant collections, library spaces, and digital content. Our collections are in all formats, including digital, and are driven by evolving patron needs and interests. This is fundamental to the mission of Cork City Libraries and fundamental to a functioning democracy.
We aim to make our library buildings safe, welcoming, accessible to all and fitted with relevant and accessible technology. We aim to learn more about our non-users and what they need before we can begin to provide for them.
All our library buildings have a Loop system fitted.
Browsealoud is available for our website.
In addition Cork City Libraries has achieved:
- Deaf Friendly Best Practice
Cork City Libraries has received Best Practice Certification for being a Deaf and Hard of Hearing Friendly Service from Cork Deaf Association.
- Literacy Friendly
Best use of Plain English by an Organisation, awarded by the National Adult Literacy Agency
- Autism Friendly
Many of our libraries offer Autism Friendly hours and sensory friendly services. Contact your local library to enquire.
Library Link Home Library Visits
Cork City Libraries operates a home service for people who are unable to visit their local library due to illness, reduced mobility or disability. This is a city-wide service and is free of charge. The van - worked by library staff - calls to individual homes, day-care centres and nursing homes on a regular basis. Customers can make requests for items, select items from the shelves in the van or can have selections brought to them in their houses. The van is wheelchair accessible. The service also provides bulk loans to residential homes, hospitals and day-care centres. If you wish to avail of this service, please contact Yvonne Moloney: email: email@example.com or tel. (021) 4924900.
Library Link times and locations:
Tuesday (a.m.) Bishopstown
Wednesday (p.m.) Douglas
Thursday (a.m.) Blackpool
Thursday (p.m.) Hollyhill
Friday (p.m.) Tory Top
Visit our Growing Imaginations page for information on this programme for adults with intellectual disabilities