Since 15 February 2017, Cork City Libraries is part of the national Libraries Ireland catalogue. This means a new look and a new way of doing things for you, our library users!
Our new library management system will take a little getting used to for staff and borrowers alike. It will be worth it in the end however, as new features to our services become available to the public.
Important news regarding how Cork City Libraries will charge for overdue items as we move to join Libraries Ireland on 15th February. We would urge all our borrowers to read this!
Cork City Libraries / Cork City Council has been shortlisted for the 2016 Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards for the Growing Imaginations project.
Cork City Council’s development programme for the library service, called Read – Learn – Explore, has been published.
The winner of the Dublin Literary Award for 2016 (formerly known as the IMPAC Award) has been announced. The winning novel is Family Life by Akhil Sharma.
Our eBook and eAudiobook service has changed.
Since the beginning of January 2016 membership of Cork City Libraries — or any Irish public library — is free for everyone.
Cork City Libraries in association with Libraries Ireland is pleased to announce the introduction of Universal Class Library Edition, a powerful new online continuing education service designed specifically for use by the patrons of public libraries.
January 2016 is an exciting time for Information and Learning at Cork City Libraries.
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Irish writers have recently won or been shortlisted for major literary awards. Kevin Barry has won the Goldsmiths Prize 2015 for his novel Beatlebone, while Anne Enright and Sara Baume have been shortlisted for the Costa Book Awards, Enright for her novel The Green Road, and Baume in the Costa First Novel Awards for her book Spill Simmer Falter Wither. All three titles are available in the library. Picture on the left shows Kevin Barry at the Goldsmiths Prize winners' announcement on 11 November.
Cork City Libraries are now taking submissions for a teen graphic novel to be published by the Library and launched on Teen Day during the World Book Festival, April 2016. Artists must submilt 2-5 pieces of art and writers must submit a short outline of their story ideas. Closing date for submissions, Friday November 27th.
It is now possible to print from a smartphone, or indeed any device which can be accessed using email at Cork City Libraries.
Cork City Libraries now subscribes to the Zinio digital downloadable magazine service
Free Wi-Fi is available throughout Cork City Libraries.