Covid 19 Update


In accordance with Level 5 Government Restrictions Laois County Library Service currently offer book delivery and online services only . All library buildings remain closed until further notic     In accordance with Level 5 Government Restrictions Laois County Library Service currently offer Book Delivery and Online Services only.  All library buildings remain closed until further notice. 

You can join your library online at http://www.librariesireland.ie/join-your-library

Delivery Service

Books can be delivered to those housebound or cocooning.  For further information:

Online Services

With your library membership details you can then access our online services, these include:
Borrowbox: Ebooks and Eaudiobooks
Pressreader: Newspapers
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

For a full list of upcoming events see here

Please contact  these numbers for all library queries 

Portlaoise Library 057 8622333 and Library Headquarters 057 8594982 (Dial full Number)

Email :  library@laoiscoco.ie for more information.

Updates will be posted on the library website https://laois.ie/departments/libraries/ and on library social media channels.

 

Laois  County Library Service  apologise  for any inconvenience caused and hope to resume normal service as soon as possible.