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

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

  • 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_no87 (PDF file 2.6 MB) to find out what's happening in the library during January.
  • What was Cork like 150 years ago? Visit our exhibition at The Lightwell running from 10 - 31 January 2017.
  • Flower Fairies, 100 Postcards, a tribute exhibition to Cicely Mary Barker, in the Lightwell, 1 December 2016 - 7 January 2017
  • Launch of The Rusted Gate, a collection of poetry by Gerry Corbett. Thursday 19th January 2017 at 5.30p.m.
  • 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. 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.
  • Free wifi
  • 'Workstation'- new 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
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. 44,000 items, November 2016.
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