Cork City Libraries

Name of library
Cork City Libraries

Address of principal library
Central Library
57-61 Grand Parade,


Opening hours
Central Library: 10.00 to 5.30pm, Monday-Saturday
Other libraries in network open in evenings, Tuesday to Friday {check website for details]

Cork PAL Co-ordinator Peggy Barrett, Executive Librarian, Learning & Information
Tel. 021 4924900

Requirements for referral
No special requirements

Statement of access to resources
Visitors may use reference, Local Studies, journals and other consultation resources on site.  Membership of library required to borrow items

Library Collection
Cork City Libraries hold general interest collections for children and adults.  These are available in the Central Library, at six local libraries spread throughout the city, and through the mobile library and housebound services.  The Rory Gallagher Music Library has an extensive collection of recorded music (21,000+ items) in vinyl and CD formats, as well as scores, and books on music.
Cork City Libraries’ special collections include the Cork Local Studies collection, Childcare collection, and the Aruba Coghlan Dance collection.
The Local Studies collection collects and makes available Cork’s recorded heritage; it comprehensively collects all relevant local material in all formats – books – ca 10,300 monographs – journals, newspapers, audio-visual materials, pamphlets, photographs, and ephemera.

Check our catalogue at

For further information on Cork Local Studies check