Portlaoise Library

In accordance with public health guidance Portlaoise Library will reopen on Tuesday 11th May.

Opening Hours

Tuesday       10.00am-5.00pm
Wednesday 10.00am-7.30pm
Thursday     10.00am-7.30pm
Friday          10.00am-5.00pm
Saturday     10.00am-4.00pm
*Always closed Saturday of Bank Holiday Weekends


Phone: 057 8622333
e-mail: portlaoiselibrary@laoiscoco.ie
Address: Dunamaise House, Lyster Square, Portlaoise, Co. Laois, R32 X702.

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


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

(Our services may be limited currently)

  • 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.