Abbeyleix Library

‘Book a Browse’ at Abbeyleix Library.

Laois Libraries -Phase 3 Reopening to the public on a browsing/borrowing basis from Tuesday 30th June in line with Phase 3 of the Government Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business. As part of our phased reopening, Laois Libraries are delighted to launch a new “Book a Browse” by appointment service. This service is now available in Abbeyleix Branch Library.

Library members can phone and speak to a staff member at 057 8730020 to book a date and time to visit the library. Library patrons can enter the library to browse the shelves and borrow items, subject to social distancing requirements. Browsing time is limited to 30 minutes per person.

Laois Libraries are working hard to ensure the safety of our customers and staff. We will arrange an appointment with each customer to ensure that social distancing guidelines are adhered to at all times. The health and safety of library customers and staff is at the forefront of all decisions regarding the gradual re-opening of library services. The library management team are working with national guidelines in relation to social distancing and sanitation to provide safe library services.

Public browsing timetable


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



Baby Book Club every Tuesday @11am.

Junior Chess Club every Saturday morning @ 10am.

Knitting Club 10.30am each Wednesday.

The Just one more line Adult Book Club with Edel Meet once a month on a Thursday evening after 6pm.

Bookbugs Storytelling and Craft Club for Children aged 4 to 7 years Meet once a month, on a Friday afternoon.


Checkout some of the entries below from previous competitions.