Libraries reopened to the public from Tuesday 1stDecember. Only Abbeyleix, Mountmellick, Portlaoise & Portarlington libraries will be available for browsing and borrowing. Booking is advised prior to visiting, as spaces are limited to comply with social distance measures. Certain times will be designated for those cocooning and those with children under 12 years.
The call and collect service and delivery to cocooners will continue to operate from these and Durrow, Mountrath, Rathdowney and Stradbally libraries.
- Internet/printing/photocopying will only be available from Portarlington Library for now.
See here for the current opening hours of your branch
Services below will continue to be available.
You can now join your library online at http://www.librariesireland.ie/join-your-library
With your library membership details you can then access our online services, these include:
Borrowbox: Ebooks and Eaudiobooks
RB digital: Magazines
Universal Class: Various online courses
Transparent Language: Learn a new language
Jstor: Access to Academic/History Journals
Irish Newspaper Archive: Online access to historic newspapers
You can find helpful written instructions or videos of how to access these apps/sites on our website https://laois.ie/departments/libraries/online-resources/
For those of you interested in Local history, we have a beautiful new website http://laoislocalstudies.ie/
We are also very active on social media so for story times, craft ideas, Lego challenges, book and poetry suggestions, film discussions please find us on Facebook (Laois Libraries), Instagram (laois_libraries)and Twitter (LaoisLibrary). We also have a new blog which covers everything from old classic books to contemporary rock music http://libraryblog.laois.ie/category/blog/
Regular Online Events
Storytime, will be delivered by the staff of Laois Libraries on Laois Libraries face book page, this includes:
Baby book club, 0-3 years Tuesday and Thursday, weekly at 10.30am.
Book bugs club, 4-7 years and
Rocket Readers 8-12 years Friday, fortnightly at 10.30am.
Adult Literature at Eleven, Thursday, fortnightly at 11.00am. https://www.facebook.com/LaoisLibraries
Books can be delivered to those housebound or cocooning. For further information see:
Please contact these numbers for all library queries
Portlaoise Library 057 8622333 and Library Headquarters 057 8594982 (Dial full Number)
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Updates will be posted on the library website https://laois.ie/departments/libraries/ and on library social media channels.