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‌‌Hollyhill Library


Our new library building opened to the public on 1 July 2015.  

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

  • Search the library catalogue at
  • Renew items online through our Catalogue, using your 14-digit barcode and four-digit PIN.
  • Renew items using the library app available from the App Store or Google Play.
  • Please note we are unable to renew books by email or voicemail

‌‌Latest News‌ ‌ 

  • Your Library, Get Involved! Download our library newsletter‌ TheBerries_no82‌ (PDF file 802 KB) to find out what's happening in the library during August.
  • Rise Up and Read summer reading challenge for kids, call in for your booklet.
  • New Colouring for Relaxation group for adults meeting Thursdays 2.30p.m. - 4.00p.m. All welcome.
  • Events for the family during summer 2016. Visit our Kids page for details.
  • Books We Loved When We Were Young, an exhibition in the Lightwell, 1 - 31 August
  • Family Healthy Eating Workshops in association with Knocknaheeny/Hollyhill Community Garden. 10, 17, 24 August. Pre-booking essential, contact Matthew Farrell on 021 4924928 or  to register your interest.
  • CoderDojo on Saturdays 2.30p.m. - 4.00p.m.
  • Ciorcal Comhrá conversational Irish group meeting on the first Tuesday of the month. Drop in!
  • Libraries+ Learn how to use the new technology and online services in your library, including self-service kiosks and printing. Drop in on Saturdays at 10.00a.m. or by appointment. Call Pauline at 021 4924928 to book.
  • Colouring Competitions every Saturday afternoon at 2.30p.m.
  • Connect Four Club every Friday afternoon, 2.30p.m. - 3.30p.m.
  • New book club for adults starting soon. Meetings to be held monthly on Wednesday evenings. Call 021 4924928 to register your interest.
  • Free wifi
  • 'Workstation'- new books and self learning DVDs on job skills, business and entrepreneurship
  • 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
Executive Librarian:
Ann Riordan  
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: c. 50,000 items, July 2015.
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