Portlaoise Library

Opening Hours

Monday : 10:00am -5:00pm

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*

Closed on Saturday of Bank Holiday Weekend

Portlaoise New Library , Main Street , Portlaoise , Co. Laois

Laois County Council are delighted to officially open new County Library on  Main Street, Portlaoise .The new library will offer an  enhanced and expanded library service for all of the county and its citizens .The new  library is not only a place to borrow books, study or perform a task,  Portlaoise Library will also be a place to relax and recharge in the heart of the town.  The library will be a welcoming space, freely accessible and the main street location will make it within easy reach for all the community. The library will be a child friendly space inviting children, schools and families making the library a social space for parents as well as children. For many in the community, Portlaoise Library will be a sanctuary providing   a clean, warm and calm environment.

The County  Library will facilitate the provision of educational and cultural information, provide free  digital access  and free  community public space  for the community and our visitors. Occupying a central location on the Main Street the library will form a significant element of The Cultural Quarter development in the historic core of Portlaoise showcasing and promoting   the Fort Protector and Fitzmaurice Place .

Contact Details

Phone: 057 8622333

Email: portlaoiselibrary@laoiscoco.ie

Address: 23 Lower Main Street, Portlaoise , Co. Laois R32 N7EP


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  • Borrowing service for Adults, Teens and Children including fiction, non-fiction, DVDs, CDs, magazines
  • Daily Newspapers available
  • Study desks (subject to availability)
  • PC usage and Internet browsing available for Adults, Teens and Children
  • Printing, photocopying and scanning available including Click & Collect service – see details here: https://www.printcopyandgo.com/print_locations/portlaoise/
  • Local History section
  • Europe Direct Information Centre
  • Library of Sanctuary

News & Events

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