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 to Sunday 19th April, inclusive.

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:

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

Library staff  are working behind closed doors if you need information on your PIN number for the  online services  . Please contact  your local library;  or  Library Headquarters at 0578594982 /0578594983/0578594985 (please use full number when dialling).

Email : for more information.



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

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.

Information Event: Wednesday 15th April, 11 – 11.45am

Volunteer Training: Wednesday 15th April, 12 – 2pm
For more information, Fighting Words Laois Volunteer Information


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