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Service Name Library
Opening Hours

Central Library, Grand Parade, Cork.
Opening Hours:
Monday-Saturday 10.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.

Douglas Library, Village Shopping Centre, Douglas, Cork.
Douglas Branch Library is jointly funded by Cork City Council and Cork County Council.
Opening Hours:
Tue., Wed., Fri., Sat.: 10.00 a.m. – 5.30 p.m. Late opening Thurs till 8.00pm

Hollyhill Library, Harbour View Road, Knocknaheeny, Cork.
Opening Hours:
Tuesday-Saturday, 10.00 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.

Frank O'Connor Library, Murmont, Mayfield, Cork.
Opening Hours:
Tuesday to Saturday:
10.00 a.m.- 1.00 p.m. and 2.00 - 5.30 p.m.; Late opening Wed till 8.00pm

Blackpool Library Opening Hours:
Tuesday-Saturday, 10.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. and 2.00 p.m. - 5.30 p.m.

Mahon Mobile Library:
Avenue de Rennes , Mahon (near the Mahon Community Centre gates)
On alternate Tuesdays from 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. and 2.00 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.

Blackrock Mobile Library:
The Pier, Blackrock
On alternate Tuesdays from 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. and 2.00 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.

Bishopstown Library, Wilton (in the grounds of Wilton Shopping Centre), Cork.
Opening Hours:
Mon. - Sat., 10.00 a.m. – 5.30 p.m. Late opening Thurs till 8.00pm

Tory Top Library, Tory Top Road, Ballyphehane, Cork. Opening Hours: Tuesdays 10.00am - 8.00pm, Wed to Sat.: 10.00 a.m. - 5.30 p.m.

Cost of Service

Membership Fees
The following membership charges apply:

Adult:       Standard €15 Concession* €5
65 years of age and older FREE
Visually impaired persons  FREE

Children and Teens /Young Adults are FREE

You may also borrow CDs and DVDs from the Rory Gallagher Music Library for an additional €5
Young People €5
Adult: Standard €20 Concession* €10
65 years of age and older €5

*If one of these categories applies to you, you qualify for the concession fee: 
1. Persons on disability pension & dependent spouses
2. Persons in receipt of carer's allowance
3. Unemployed persons, persons on disability benefit and dependent spouses
4. Lone parents
5. Asylum seekers
6. Students over 18 in full-time education

A fine of 30c per week, or part of a week, will be levied on an item not returned by its due date.
The rate for items issued on a Child ticket is 10c per week.


Everyone living and working in Cork can join the Library. Proof of address is required before registration. Applicants living in rented accommodation must show proof of both temporary and home addresses.

Under 18s require the counter signature and contact telephone number of a parent/guardian guarantor.

Please notify the Library of any change of address. 6 items (books/CDs/tapes) may be borrowed for a loan period of two weeks.

Your library card is required to borrow items. No membership is required to use the reference or information facilities of the Library. These services are provided free of charge (except for photocopying charges).

Contact Officer City Librarian
Directorate Corporate & External Affairs
Address Cork City Library 57-61 Grand Parade Cork
Phone Number 021 4924900
Fax Number 021 4275684
Email Address libraries@corkcity.ie

Further information on the Cork City Library is available here.

Online Library Catalogue

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