Cork City Libraries


Cork City Libraries is a service of Cork City Council. Cork City Libraries provides a range of library and information services to the people of Cork, and, through our websites, to anyone interested in the history and culture of Cork. The Cork City Libraries network comprises of the City Library, local libraries, a service to housebound persons, and an online presence. We provide books, CDs, DVDs, videos and audiobooks, for use within the library or for home use, and a full range of learning, reference and information services and resources, in particular at the City Library. We also provide computers with fast Internet access throughout our network of libraries, and eBooks and audiobooks downloadable to users’ own devices. Visitors are welcome to use our facilities free of charge for on-site reading and enquiries. Registered membership entitles members to borrow items (books, CDs, DVDs) for home use. Internet access and Wi-Fi is available. Enquiries can be made in person, by telephone, letter, or email and are welcome from everybody; whether members or not. The City Library and Bishopstown Library are open six days per week, Monday to Saturday, and our other local libraries are open Tuesday to Saturday (except for Saturdays of public-holiday weekends).



News March 25 2024

Discover the 2024 Dublin Literary Award Shortlist

Discover which 6 books made it to the shortlist, one of world’s most valuable literary prizes!
News January 16 2024

2024 Longlist Revealed

Novels by four Irish authors are among the 70 books nominated by 80 libraries around the world!
News November 28 2023

2024 Dublin Literary Award Judges Announced

Meet our judging panel for 2024 Dublin Literary Award
Video June 2 2023

Highlights from the 2023 Dublin Literary Award Ceremony

Katja Oskamp and translator Jo Heinrich win the prize for Marzahn, Mon Amour.


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