Learning and Information

Find out about about our learning supports including classes, workshops and newspapers.

Learning and Information | Foghlaim agus Eolas

Libraries are resources for, and centres of learning — supporting both formal (structured classes and courses) and informal (self-directed) learning for people aged 12 years and upwards.

Libraries provide:

  • a learning space: an accessible, community-oriented, open, welcoming, and non-judgmental environment;
  • a supportive environment with good facilities;
  • learning resources: book, non-book and online resources;
  • skilled and helpful staff.

We have strong links with agencies such as the Cork Education and Training Board (ETB), Lifelong Learning Festival, Centre for Adult & Continuing Education in UCC, and SOLAS (formerly FÁS), in order to enhance the range and quality of our supports for the learning city.

Libraries are key players in the Lifelong Learning Festival. The range of learning opportunities offered during the festival continues to grow and develop.  Libraries also participate in the Adult Education Exhibition each year.

Work Matters

Cork City Libraries supports the Work Matters Nationwide Initiative by providing a series of lectures and workshops supporting job seekers and business owners. We also offer access to printing, PCs, Wi-Fi, online learning, books and research guidance. This service is available city-wide.

For more information visit our Work Matters page

Classes in your Library

To find out about how you can bring a class to your local library, or what classes are being run in your library, visit our Classes in Your Library page.

Newspapers and Journals

Visit our Newspapers page or our Journals page for information on newspapers, journals, periodicals and magazines in our libraries.