Portlaoise Library


Until further notice, Portlaoise Library will be contactable at (057) 8594986. We are hoping we can soon revert to our usual (057) 8622333 number, and will keep you informed both here and on the website. we can also be contacted by email: laoislibrary@laoiscoco.ie

Daily Opening Hours

  • Monday:        CLOSED
  • Tuesday:        10.00 am-5.00 pm
  • Wednesday:   10.00 am-7.30 pm
  • Thursday:       10.00 am-7.30 pm
  • Friday:           10.00 am-5.00 pm
  • Saturday:       10.00 am-4.00 pm

Closed on Saturdays of Bank Holiday Weekends

Contact us:

Phone: 057 8594986

e-mail: laoislibrary@laoiscoco.ie

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

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.