Portarlington Library

Portarlington Library: Phase 3 Reopening

Portarlington Library will reopen to the public on Wednesday, 8th July in line with Phase 3 of the Government Road-map for Reopening Society and Business.

The Library’s Opening Hours are as follows:

Tuesday            10.00am-1.30pm     &      2.30pm-5.30pm

Wednesday     10.00am-1.30pm     &      2.30pm-7.30pm

Thursday          2.30pm-5.30pm       (Afternoon Opening Only)

Friday                10.00am-1.30pm     &      2.30pm-5.00pm

Saturday           10.00am-1.00pm


Booking is advised prior to visiting as space within the library is limited in order to comply with safe social distancing measures. Prior booking will also help to minimise delays.

See you soon!


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.





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

Contact Details:

By phone at:             057 8643751

E-mail at:                  library@laoiscoco.ie

Address:                   Main Street, Portarlington, Co. Laois, R32 PY59.

Assistant Librarian

Enda McEvoy

057 8643751

Senior Library Assistant

Aoife Anton

057 8643751 

Library Assistant

Eilish Dillon

057 8643751


  • Adult Lending
  • Children and Young Adult Sections
  • CDs & DVDs for adults and children
  • Computer Games
  • 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

 Regular Library Activities
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
For inquiries about joining the above clubs, please contact Portarlington Library.