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Thinking of visiting the library? Our welcome social story can help your child or class prepare for their library visit, what to expect, and how things work Welcome to Hollyhill Library (PDF file 3.7 MB).

Sensory Friendly visits

We offer families with children with autism or sensory issues a private library visit with low lights and low noise. Please ring Hollyhill Library on 021 4924928 to book.

Hollyhill Library Opening Hours

Tuesday - Saturday, 10.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. We are closed Saturdays of bank holiday weekends.

Outside of library hours you can

‌‌Latest News‌ ‌ 

  • Congratulations to the Hollyhill Library team who won Cork City Council Staff award for services for children with autism. We were also shortlisted in the Excellence in Customer Service award. Well done all.
  • Free wifi
  • 'Workstation'- books and self learning DVDs on job skills, business and entrepreneurship
  • Your Good Self - books on health and mental health issues.
  • eBooks lending service. Go to our Digital Downloads page for full information
  • Find out about our services for students and teachers on our Services for Students and Teachers page

Please note that children aged 7 or under may not be left unattended in Hollyhill Library and all other Cork City Libraries. Full information on our Kids page or telephone the library on 021 4924928.

Contact Details:

Telephone: 021 4924928
A/Executive Librarian:
Elizabeth McNamara.   Tel: 021 4924940. 
Opening hours (from 1 July 2015): Tuesday-Saturday, 10.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.
Transport access: Bus no. 202 and northside orbital no. 201 stop on Harbour View Road. 
Parking: Parking is free for up to 2 hours in Hollyhill Shopping Centre.
Bookstock: 46,456 (January 2018)
Postal address : Hollyhill Library, Harbour View Road, Knocknaheeny, Cork T23 N250.
Seoladh phoist:  Leabharlann Chnoc an Chuilinn, Bóthar Radharc an Chuain, Cnoc na hAoine, Corcaigh
Loc8 code: WDR-85-FF9

Location history


  • 17 Dec. 1980 to 20 Dec. 1997 located in Terence MacSwiney Community College. 
  • 6 Jan. 1998 to 20 May 2008 located in Hollyhill Shopping Centre. 
  • 25 June 2009 to 6 June 2015: Foyle Avenue, Knocknaheeny.
  • 1 July 2015 to date: Harbour View Road, Knocknaheeny.


Location of Hollyhill Library