Portarlington Library

Opening Hours:

Tuesday:       10.00 a.m. – 1.30 p.m. & 2.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. (closed for lunch 1.30 p.m. to 2.30 p.m.)
Wednesday: 10.00 a.m. – 1.30 p.m. & 2.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. (closed for lunch 1.30 p.m. to 2.30 p.m.)
Thursday:     10.00 a.m. – 1.30 p.m.  & 2.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. (closed for lunch 1.30 p.m. to 2.30 p.m.)

Friday: 10.00 a.m. – 1.30 p.m. & 2.30 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. (closed for lunch 1.30 p.m. to 2.30 p.m.)
Saturday: 10.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m. ***

*** Library is closed on the Saturday of Bank Holiday weekends


By phone at: 057 8643751
E-mail at: library@laoiscoco.ie
Address: Main Street, Portarlington, Co. Laois, R32 PY59.





Print From Home Service 

 You can now connect to Portarlington Library Printers via WiFi and the Internet no matter where you are and collect your printing during library opening hours.

(Booking a time prior to visiting the library is advised)


Here’s how:


1.) From Tablet or Smartphone (Android/Apple/Blackberry):

Download the PrinterOn App from Google Play Store or iTunes App Store.

Ensure your Location services are enabled in order to locate

Portarlington Library Branch printer.

Open the App and select what it is you wish to print.

Collect your prints from Portarlington Branch Library during opening hours that day.


2.) Upload your Print Job from a Laptop or Desktop Computer or Home Computer:


Visit http://www.printeron.net/lcl/portarlington

or     http://www.printeron.com → Where Can I Print? → Ireland → Portarlington → Library




3.) Email your document(s) as an attachment(s) to one of the following addresses:

Please make sure to fill in the subject field on your email or the email will be blocked 

A4 Black & White (€0.20 per page):              portarlingtonbwa4@printspots.com

A4 Colour (€1.00 per page):                           portarlingtoncola4@printspots.com

A3 Black & White (€0.40 per page):              portarlingtonbwa3@printspots.com

A3 Colour (€2.00 per page):                           portarlingtoncola3@printspots.com


A confirmation Email will be sent once the document(s) has been successfully processed.

Check Spam/Junk folders if this confirmation Email does not appear in the Inbox.


NOTE: Remove all blank or unwanted pages from documents before Uploading/Emailing them. Otherwise you will be charged for these pages accordingly.


Contact Details:

Assistant Librarian

Enda McEvoy

057 8643751

Senior Library Assistant

Aoife Anton

057 8643751 

Library Assistant

Eilish Dillon

057 8643751


(These services may be limited currently)


  • Children and Young Adult Sections
  • CDs & DVDs for adults and children
  • Reference
  • Foreign Language Novels
  • Audio Books
  • Large Print
  • Languages
  • Online Learning Resources
  • Word-Processing Access
  • Internet Access
  • WiFi
  • Photocopying
  • Printing
  • Scanning
  • Magazines
  • National and Local Newspapers
  • Self-Service Facility
  • Study Areas

Library Events

Regular Library Activities
These events have been postponed until further notice
Knitting Club: Meets every Friday morning at 10:30am. 
Junior Book Club (Ages 9-12): Meet one Wednesday afternoon per month. 
General Fiction Book Club : Meets one on the last Thursday of the month at 11am
Online Book Club : https://www.facebook.com/groups/315513126404037
For inquiries about joining the above clubs, please contact Portarlington Library.
Library online events
Online activities, will be delivered by the staff of Laois Libraries on social media Laois Libraries face book page, this includes Baby book club, 0-3yrs Tuesday &Thursday, weekly at 10.30am.
Book bugs club 4-7years and Rocket Readers club 8-12 years Friday, fortnightly at 10.30am. Children’s activities, a mix of quizzes and crafts Saturday, weekly at 11.30am.
Adult Literature at Eleven Thursday, fortnightly at 11am. https://www.facebook.com/laoislibraries
Online Book Club : https://www.facebook.com/groups/315513126404037
Other events