City Library

The City Library on Grand Parade houses both public services and administration offices. The library has been serving the public from this location since 1930.

City Library | An Leabharlann Cathrach

The City Library on the Grand Parade is home to Cork City Libraries’ largest collections of books, periodicals, CDs, DVDs and other materials for adults and children. The City Library delivers a library service through five public-service departments: Adult Lending; Children's and Teens' Library; Reference; Local Studies; and the Rory Gallagher Music Library.

The City Library also provides management, administrative and bibliographic services for Cork City Libraries.

Postal address for all City Library Departments:

Cork City Libraries | 57-61 Grand Parade | Cork | T12 NT99
An Leabharlann Cathrach | 57-61 Sráid an Chapaill Bhuí |  Corcaigh | T12 NT99

Opening Hours

All Cork City Libraries are closed on Public Holidays and Public Holiday Weekends.

Adult Lending, Rory Gallagher Music Library, and Children's and Teens' Library: Monday to Saturday 10.00 am - 5.30 pm

Reference and Local Studies:Tuesday to Saturday 10.00 am - 5.30 pm

*At this current phase of Covid-19 restrictions, Reference Library and Local Studies are operating a phone and email service only.

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