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  and informal learning for people aged 12 years and upwards.

In 2015 Cork was a designated UNESCO Learning City. Cork City Libraries is committed to providing citizens with lifelong learning opportunities.

We offer:

  • Comfortable study spaces
  • Free WiFi and public PCs in all branches
  • Access to excellent resources in both print and online format
  • Access to extensive newspaper and journal collection
  • Literacy supports for all ages
  • Skilled staff to help you with research and help you find the information you’re looking for
  • Information and digital literacy support
  • In-house and online short courses in collaboration with UCC, Cork ETB and SOLAS
  • Age Action IT courses for senior citizens in many of our branches
  • Regular primary and secondary school visits to libraries
  • Key player in the annual Cork Lifelong Learning Festival
  • Support for job seekers and businesses through our Work Matters programme
  • Health Information through our participation in the Healthy Ireland at Your Library programme
  • Extensive collection of free online courses through Universal Class
  • Free language courses through Transparent Languages
  • Newspaper Holdings and Index
  • Journal Holdings and Index
  • Visits of Class Groups to the City Library