Rathdowney Library

Rathdowney library will close until further notice  for essential repairs and works  on and from Monday the 13th of September 2021  .

Customers can use  library services in Abbeyleix library and Durrow Library or any other library in Laois in the meantime.

Online Resources and ebooks  can be accessed  at www.laois.ie/library.

Contact us at library @laoiscoco.ie or phone 057-8664000 for more information or for any assistance on  the above.

We look forward to seeing  you back in the library  when we re-open.


Opening Hours


Monday                2.30pm-5pm, 7pm-9pm

Wednesday         12.30pm-1.30pm, 2.30pm-5pm

Thursday              7pm-9pm

Friday                   2.30pm-5pm


Contact us:

Phone: 0505 46852

E-mail: library@laoiscoco.ie

Address: Mill Road, Rathdowney, Co. Laois, R32 DXP5.




(Services may be limited at this time)

Adult Lending
Children and Young Adult Sections
Internet Facilities



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