My Open Library

Open 14 hours a day, every day

My Open Library | Mo Leabharlann Oscailte

My Open Library is a service where public libraries offer extended open hours, using a mix of staffed and unstaffed self-service hours.

During unstaffed hours, members who are registered My Open Library members can access the library from 8.00 am to 10.00 pm every day, including weekends. Services available during unstaffed hours include:

  • returning and borrowing books
  • collect reserved items
  • public computers
  • wi-fi
  • printing, including collecting prints sent remotely
  • photocopying
  • study spaces
  • room booking

Currently My Open Library is available in BishopstownGlanmire, Blackpool and Douglas Libraries. Please note that shopping centre hours may affect Douglas My Open Library hours at Christmas, New Year, and Easter. My Open Library members are encouraged to check opening hours during these times.

Register for My Open Library

You must register in person at your chosen My Open Library, and you must take part in an induction. The induction will point out the self-services available during unstaffed hours, and will demonstrate the safety procedures in place. My Open Library membership is available to members aged 16 and over. Parents or guardians must be present to register members aged 16 and 17.

Read our My Open Library Policy at  Cork_City_Libraries_My_Open_Library_Policy.pdf (size 135.7 KB)