Laois  County Library Service has closed all public libraries in Laois  as a precautionary measure following public health advice relating to the Covid-19 outbreak and cancelled all upcoming library events. Libraries will be closed from Friday 13th of March until further notice.

Volunteer Laois and Laois County Council Library Service delivering books to cocooning persons

Your Library to your Doorstep!

Please contact  these numbers for all library queries 

Portlaoise Library 057 8622333 and 057 8594982 (Dial full Number)

Email : for more information.

Updates will be posted on the library website and on library social media channels. 

Patrons can still access the full range of online services – eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines,  on the library website:

You can keep up to date with live videos, on Laois Libraries facebook page. Thursday, Baby book club, weekly at 10.30am. Literature at Eleven, fortnightly, 11am. Children’s craft & story time will be ongoing.

Laois  County Library Service  apologise  for any inconvenience caused and hope to resume normal service as soon as possible.

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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.

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Fighting Words Laois-Volunteers Needed!

Laois County Library Service in association with Local Creative Youth
Partnership / LOETB and supported by Creative Ireland Laois is
establishing a FIGHTING WORDs programme in Laois. The aim is to help
children, young people, and adults to discover and harness the power
of their imaginations and creative writing skills.


If you are interested in becoming a Fighting Words volunteer, contact the Laois County Library Service Fighting Words Coordinator, Jackie McIntyre on 057 8594980 or email for more information.

You may then be invited to fill out an online volunteer application form and attend an Information Event and/or Training Session in Mountmellick Library in late summer 2020.

For more information see:Fighting Words Laois Volunteer Information 2-4-2020


Library Headquarters and Local History

Address: Laois County Library HQ, The Old Mill, Church Street, Portlaoise, R32 HDA3.

Phone: 0578594982 /0578594983/05785 94985 (please use full number when dialling)


Hours of Business: Monday – Friday  9am – 5pm