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There are a number of services available through your local library. It is free to join your local library.

Lending items

At your library you can:

  • borrow and return books from/to any library in the country
  • access books, ebooks, audio books, DVDs, literacy supports
  • access at home to online newspapers and magazines
  • access 400 eLearning and 80 online language courses
  • access support for job seekers
  • access facilities for small businesses
  • use community meeting facilities
  • find health and wellbeing supports from Healthy Ireland

If a resource is unavailable in your local public library, and is available in another library, then you can request it through the interlibrary loan service.

You can search the online catalogues and websites of Irish public libraries and request to borrow through the interlibrary loan service. You can borrow:

  • books
  • CDs
  • DVDs
  • and more

Libraries Ireland is a shared library management system which allows anyone with a public library card borrow and reserve items from any public library in the Republic of Ireland.