Classes in your Library
Visiting Your Local Library
Local Primary Schools can avail of regular class visits to your local library, and are also invited to attend events throughout the school year. The teacher’s class card allows teachers to borrow up to 35 items to use with students in the classroom.
Libraries may also host a tour or group visit for adult learners, parents or other groups to learn about our services and resources. To enquire about bringing a class or group to your local library, call or email your local library.
Secondary School Visits
Projects are now an integral part of the Leaving and Junior Certificates. Secondary schools from the city and the county bring classes to the Reference or Local Studies departments where pupils are introduced to various articles and books for their special topics in history.
Teachers arrange a class visit and send the list of subjects that the students are researching to the library in advance. Library staff will have the relevant material available for the class when they arrive and can also show students how to use the Library Catalogue, enabling them to make fuller use of our extensive resources. Teachers interested in booking a class visit please see our Guidelines for Class Visits (pdf)
Libraries host classes in basic computer skills with SOLAS.
In partnership with the Centre for Continuing & Adult Education in UCC (CACE) we make short courses accessible to local communities through our libraries. The library continues to host literacy classes and classes on basic English, in conjunction with Welcome English and other agencies.
Keep an eye on the What's On page for details of classes or groups in your library.