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Events & News


Local Studies : Temporary Closure

The Local Studies Library will close from 3:00 pm on Saturday 14 January 2017 and re-open at 10.00 am on Wed. 25 January 2017.


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Cork 150 Exhibition : What was Cork like 150 years ago?

Travel back in time at the latest exhibition in The Lightwell, Hollyhill Library.

Running from 10th-31st January 2017

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UCC Spring Courses in Cork City Library

Register now for University College Cork's Spring courses which will take place in Cork City Library.

The venue is the Thomas Davis Room, ground floor of the City Library.  All fees are payable to UCC.

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Growing Imaginations Project Shortlisted for 2016 Chamber Ireland Award

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 Library Development Programme 2015 - 2019

Cork City Council’s development programme for the library service, called Read – Learn – Explore, has been published.

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Dublin Literary Award 2016 winner

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.


New eBook and eAudiobook service

Our eBook and eAudiobook service has changed. 

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Library Membership is now FREE for everyone

Since the beginning of January 2016 membership of Cork City Libraries — or any Irish public library — is free for everyone.


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Hundreds of free online courses

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.

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Information and Learning Events 2016

‌January 2016 is an exciting time for Information and Learning at Cork City Libraries.


Library Email Newsletter

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Awards for Irish writers

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.

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Teen Graphic Novel project - submissions invited

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.


Printing from Mobile Devices at Cork City Libraries

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 

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Wi-Fi is available throughout our libraries

Free Wi-Fi is available throughout Cork City Libraries.