Portlaoise Library




Volunteer Laois and Laois County Council Library Service delivering books to cocooning persons

Are you cocooning with no access to books or reading material or do you know someone who is elderly or vulnerable and who is cocooning at home? You can request a selection of library books, audio-books and DVDs directly from Laois County Library Service.

Contact Portlaoise Library at 057 8622333  Tuesday – Saturday Or you can email: library@laoiscoco.ie

Library staff will contact the person who is cocooning and select suitable library material, Volunteer Laois volunteers will then make arrangements with you to deliver these library items to your doorstep. All items are on long loan, there are no overdue fines or fees and access to the service is always FREE.

Library Service and volunteer Laois delivering books to housebound library

Your Library at your Doorstep!

Phone: 057 8622333

e-mail: laoislibrary@laoiscoco.ie

Address: Dunamaise House, Lyster Square, Portlaoise, Co. Laois, R32 X702.

All our regular groups and clubs are currently postponed. Sorry for any inconvenience.

What’s on

We have a number regular  groups and clubs for all ages.  We also host author visits, lectures, workshops and more. For further details “Click here”. If you would like to receive notice of our events email laoislibrary@laoiscoco.ie

Services Available

  • Adult Lending
  • Children and Young Adult Sections
  • Music CDs
  • DVDs, adult and children
  • Magazines & newspapers
  • Reference
  • Foreign Language Novels
  • Audio Books
  • Large Print Fiction
  • Language Learning Resources
  • Study Areas
  • Internet Access & Wifi
  • Photocopying
  • Printing & wireless printing
  • Scanning
  • Access to Ordinance Survey Historic Maps, Irish News Archive and academic journal articles through JSTOR database

Borrowing – Library Membership is now free of charge to all

12 items can now be borrowed for up to 3 weeks.  These items can be renewed twice. Members at Portlaoise Branch may reserve and renew items on loan by telephone (0578622333), Renew Books Online or by calling at the library.  

Study and Reading Areas:


The  library contains a study section and leisure reading are where one can read daily and local newspapers and various magazines free of charge.