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Children's Summer Reading Challenge

Our Children’s Summer Reading Challenge is back! Get reading this summer and win some amazing prizes.

Available in all branches of Cork City Libraries

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Libraries Re-open for Borrowing

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Welcome back readers!

We are delighted to welcome you back inside our libraries.

Our libraries are now open for borrowing.

The Reference Library and Local Studies are operating a phone and email service only.

Before you visit our libraries, please read our Covid-19 Page for full information on our Covid-19 measures.

We are unable to offer newspapers, public computers, printing or study spaces at this time.

Maximum numbers apply and wearing of face coverings is mandatory.

Priority hour for elderly or at risk patrons is 10 am – 11 am.

We ask that you do not borrow from the library if you or someone in your household has symptoms of Covid-19.

If you have library items at home, and then you or a household member develop symptoms, please do not return your items until you have completed a 14 day isolation period and are fever free for the last 5 days.

You can still renew your items on the phone or online.

Under 12s must be supervised at all times.

As maximum numbers will apply we ask that you limit your visit to a quick visit.

We regret we cannot accommodate visits from groups or classes at this time.

Notices | Fógraí

Summer Opening Hours

Bishopstown, Douglas and Tory Top libraries will close at 5.30 pm during July and August. Evening openings will start again in September.

One City One Book

This year’s One City One Book is The Art of Falling by Danielle McLaughlin.

The Art of Falling by Danielle McLaughlin

Copies are available to borrow from all our libraries.

Photocopying – disruption to services

Our photocopiers are being upgraded.  There may be some disruption to photocopying services as a result.  Contact your local library for more information before you visit.

eComics and graphic novels online

We are pleased to bring you our new online comics and graphic novels service for all ages. Comics Plus has a range of over 16,000 ecomics and online graphic novels, available free to library members. To find out how to log in visit our Read Online page.

Use Online | Seirbhísí ar Líne

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Please continue to use our online services. You can join online.

You can borrow eBookseMagazines, eNewspapers, listen to music, take an online course, all free with your library card.

You can browse Cork Past and Present, or our Interactive Timeline 1918 to 1923, or browse our online exhibitions.

Watch our online storytimes  or listen to our podcast A City Reading to find out about library news and projects.








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