Welcome to Laois County Libraries. We are a network of 10 branches, 4 full-time and 6 part-time, serving the library needs of the county and surrounding areas.
- Library Catalogue/ Find a book
- Libraries & Opening Hours
- How Do I Join The Library
- Books & Reading
- My library account/Renew my book
- Online Resources
- Art Galleries
- Laois County Library Development Strategy 2018-2022
Library Headquarters and Local History
Address: Laois County Library HQ, The Old Mill, Church Street, Portlaoise, R32 HDA3.
Phone: 0578594982 (please use full number when dialling)
Hours of Business: Monday – Thursday 9am – 5pm
Christmas Holiday Arrangements
Portlaoise, Portarlington, Mountmellick and Abbeyleix Libraries
The above libraries will be closed for business from Saturday 21st December 2019 (Portlaoise 4pm, Portarlington 1pm, Mountmellick 2pm and Abbeyleix 2pm) and will reopen Tuesday 31st December, closing at 3pm on this day. These libraries will be closed on Saturday 28th December. The above libraries will be open as per normal hours on Thursday 2nd January 2020.
Mountrath Library will close on Friday 20th December, reopening on Thursday 2nd January 2020.
Durrow Library will close on Wednesday 18th December, reopening Tuesday 7th January 2020.
Rathdowney Library will close Thursday 19th December, reopening Monday 6th January 2020.
Stradbally Library will close on Thursday 19th December, reopening Tuesday 7th January 2020.
Ballylinan Library will close on Monday 16th December, reopening Monday 6th January 2020.
Borris in Ossory Library
Borris in Ossory Library will close on Mon 16th December, reopening Monday 6th January 2020.
Local Studies/Library Headquarters
Local Studies will close Thursday 19th December, reopening Thursday 2nd January 2020.