Bye-laws, policies and guidelines in operation in Cork City Libraries


A number of bye-laws, policies, and guidelines help to govern procedures for the overall benefit of members of and visitors to Cork City Libraries. Some policies are for the protection and safety of library visitors and library staff.

Data Privacy policies

Data provided by you when you register for the library:

Libraries Ireland Privacy Statement

Cork City Council Privacy Statement

Internet & computer facilities

Policy_on_Use_of_PCs_ Internet_and_Wi-Fi.pdf (size 312.6 KB)

Room Bookings, Exhibition Bookings, Noticeboards

Use of Library Spaces Policy and Guidelines.pdf (size 411.9 KB)

Using mobile phones

  • Please respect other library users;
  • Please set your phone to silent, or to a quiet ring-tone;
  • If you receive a call please reply quietly and discreetly, and use hallways to receive and make calls.

Kids and Teens

Cork-City-Libraries-Child-Safeguarding-Statement-2019.pdf (size 450.4 KB)

In addition, please be advised that

  • Parents are responsible for their children's safety and behaviour at all times in our libraries
  • Children aged 7 or under may not be unaccompanied in our libraries
  • Children need written parental permission to use the internet in our libraries

Collection Development Policy - Access all areas

Collection Development Policy.pdf (size 128.1 KB)

CCTV policies

City_Library_CCTV_policy.pdf (size 52.3 KB)
Local Libraries: Please ask the Executive Librarian at your local library

Literacy Friendly Statement and Policy

Raiteas_agus_Polasai_a_Thacaionn_le_Litearthacht.pdf (size 193.3 KB)

Literacy_Friendly_Statement_and_Policy.pdf (size 154.1 KB)

Social Media Commenting Policy

Social_Media_Commenting_Policy.pdf (size 145.5 KB)

Image and Media Use Policy

Image_and_Media_Use_Policy.pdf (size 161.5 KB)


Bye-laws for Cork City Libraries - Cork City Council is in the process of adopting these bye-laws.
Bye-laws-for-Library-Service.pdf (size 2.7 MB)