Abbeyleix Library

Monday Closed
Tuesday 9.30am- 1.30pm, 2.30pm – 5.00pm
Wednesday 9.30am- 1.30pm, 2.30pm – 5.00pm
Thursday 9.30am- 1.30pm, 2.30pm – 7.30pm
Friday 9.30am- 1.30pm, 2.30pm – 5.00pm
Saturday 10.00am- 2.00pm *
* Closed Saturdays of Bank Holiday Weekends

Abbeyleix library at night

Contact us:

By phone at: 057 87 30020


Address: Market House, Main Street, Abbeyleix, Co. Laois, R32 CY65.



Adult Lending: Children and Young Adult Sections: Foreign Language Novels: Large Print; Audio Books; Language; Travel; Sheet Music

CDs; DVDs, adult and children

Reference; Learning Resources;

Internet Access: Photocopying; Printing

Access to Ordnance Survey

Historic Maps



Tech Workshop One a month Tuesday from 12-1,check in branch to find the date.

If you are having trouble with your laptop, phone, tablet, etc., drop in and we will try and help you out. If possible, bring your phone or laptop along with you so we can help! No registration needed, walk-ins welcome!

Junior Chess Club every Saturday morning at 10am.

Scrabble Club every Saturday morning at 11am.

Knitting Club 10.30am each Wednesday.

Adult Mindfulness Colouring every Tuesday morning from 11am.

LEGO CLUB The LEGO Club is back. Ages 5-9

Call 0578730020 or email to join our club.

Book Club

The Just one more line Adult Book Club with Aideen

The book club is now up and running, with some great books all ready devoured. So, if you’re also addicted to reading and need just one more line, contact us at 0578730020 or email us at and we’ll fix you up.

It runs once a month on a Thursday evening after 6pm.


The 2nd Annual LEGO building competition takes place on the 8th December at 2pm in Abbeyleix Library.

For ages 5 & up.

All entries much be dropped into the library between the 1st December and 12 noon on the 8th December.

Entry forms can be downloaded below.

LEGO-Rules-Entry- 2018

Check out last years which had 67 different entries and over 70 competitors.

Below is just a sample of builds that were on display, to see the rest please check out our Facebook page.


Laois Geology & Minecraft Rocks

For National Heritage we had Michele Castiaux from the Irish Geological Association presented a fun and informative workshop on geology and Irish rocks. We also talked about the popular game Minecraft and the rocks used in that.

We had a great time and would recommend people to check out Michele’s website