Laois Libraries(selected) offering Call and Collect Services as part of Phase 2

Laois County  Library Service will begin to  offer  more  library services to the public as outlined in Phase 2 of the Government’s Roadmap for re-opening society and  business from week commencing the 8th of June 2020 .


The first phase of these services will be a “Contact and Collect” service in some of the major branch Libraries


In all situations, the health and safety of the public and staff will be paramount. Social distancing will be observed where library users interact with services, and all health and safety protocols will be observed.


Library customers  must  contact branch libraries  directly in advance  to place an order of books/DVDs/CDs etc that are currently available in Laois Library branches. A time for collection will be given, and one member of a household can enter the lobby of the library to pick up the order. Members of the public are not permitted to enter the main library area at this time and are asked to use hand sanitiser and adhere to social distancing guidelines when collecting items. Library customers can also return their  outstanding loans  to the library.


The following libraries will offer a  Contact And Collect service and  a specific collection time will be given to you during the  opening times below

Portlaoise Library: Monday-Friday, 9.30 am-1pm & 2pm-4.30pm

Portarlington Library: Tuesday, Wednesday and Fridays 9.30am – 1.00pm &2.00pm-4.30pm

Mountmellick  Library-Tuesdays and Fridays  9.30-1pm& 2pm-4.30pm

Abbeyleix Library –Tuesdays and Fridays  9.30-1pm & 2pm-4.30pm



Please contact the libraries directly  as below

Portlaoise  phone 057 8622333 email

Portarlington -057 8643751 email

Abbeyleix- 057 8730020

Mountmellick -057 8644572


Durrow, Mountrath, Rathdowney, Stradbally and Ballylinan Libraries will not be offering this service at this Phase and will remain closed to the public.  Our customers from these branches(closed)  can avail of the Call and Collect services in Portlaoise, Portarlington, Abbeyleix and Mountmellick libraries in Laois

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