Find your local library
Feeling inspired by the featured book reviews and recommendations on our site and want to know where to source copies of the books? Look no further than your local library! Public library services are open to everyone and better still, most of their services are free of charge. From physical books to audiobooks and electronic readers, here you will find details of the major public library services of Ireland along with links to the county branches both North and South.
Your local library service provides a fantastic opportunity to discover great reads, get information, learn new skills, access PCs, printing and scanning, as well as joining in lots of activities – online or in the library (or sometimes outdoors!). Best of all, there are no membership fees and no fines. It’s all completely free, for everyone, in every public library in the country. As a member, you can download eBooks and eAudiobooks, read Irish or international magazines and newspapers online, take a language course or choose from a wide range of other courses on lots of different topics. There is something to interest everyone, so take a look at LibrariesIreland.ie to find the one that suits you.
The Northern Ireland Library Authority, more commonly known as Libraries NI, is a regional body responsible for the provision and delivery of a public library service in Northern Ireland. Libraries NI is the largest single library authority in the UK. Our primary duty, as set down in the Libraries Act (Northern Ireland) 2008, is to provide a comprehensive and efficient public library service for persons living, working or studying in Northern Ireland.
The NCBI Library Access Service is Ireland’s largest digital library for people who are blind or vision impaired, with over 700,000 titles available to download in a variety of accessible formats. The NCBI’s Library Access team work to support the individual reading needs of every member by providing a bespoke reading solution to children and adults. A key pillar of the library’s recent growth has been due to Bookshare Ireland, which has extended the library’s reach to support students with reading difficulties in education. The Library Access production unit also offers Braille and audio solutions for print documents and is the accessible production unit of choice for government departments.