Kilkenny County Library Service

Kilkenny County Library Service has 8 libraries: Callan, Castlecomer, City Library at John’s Quay, Ferrybank, Graiguenamanagh, Loughboy, Thomastown, Urlingford and a countywide Mobile Library Service.

All service points are wheelchair accessible.

There is a range of accessible formats/software and Hearing Aid Loop systems in all branches.

Membership is free, except for adults in full-time employment.

Services Include:

  • A wide selection of novels and factual books for adults, teenagers and children.
  • Music CD’s, DVD’s, Language courses, and audio books. 
  • Internet access and online resources including: Britannica Online, Naxos Music Library, www.askaboutireland.ie, Griffith’s valuation, ENFO (environmental information), Irish Newspaper Archive and Ordinance Survey Ireland JSTOR (academic journals).
  • E-audiobooks, magazines and online language courses for PC’s, MAC’s, Tablets or Smart Phones.
  • A programme of activities for adults and children is organised throughout the year e.g. author visits, arts and crafts, exhibitions, events for the Bealtaine Festival, Heritage Week, the Summer Reading Challenge for children and the Children’s Book Festival.
  • Book Clubs: providing facilities, expertise and books for library-based book clubs around the county.
  • Local Studies: preserving the cultural transcript of Kilkenny City and County and providing free access to both local studies and genealogical materials available at Library Headquarters, John’s Green House, Kilkenny.
  • Schools’ Service: fostering the reading habit for Primary school pupils and supports for teachers. 
  • For up-to-date information on opening hours, services and activities check our website at www.kilkennylibrary.ie or follow us on Facebook.

Library
Phone No.

 

Mon

 

Tues

 

Wed

 

Thurs

 

Fri

 

Sat

Callan
056 7794183

 

2 pm- 5 pm
&
5.30 pm - 8 pm

10 am - 1 pm
&
2 pm - 5 pm

10 am - 1 pm
&
2 pm - 5 pm

 

 

10 am - 1.30 pm

Castlecomer
056 4440561

 

 

10 - 8

 

10 - 5

 

10 - 5

 

10 - 1

 

10 - 1:30

 

Ferrybank
051 897200

 

10 - 1.30
&
2.30 - 5

 

10 - 1.30 &
2.30 - 7

10 - 1.30
&
2.30 - 5

 

10 - 1.30 &
2.30 - 5

 

9.30 - 1.30

Graiguenamanagh
056 7794178

 

 

10 - 8

 

10 - 5

 

10 - 5

 

10 - 5

 

10 - 1.30

 

City Library, John’s Quay
056 7794174

 

10 - 1
&
2 - 8

 

10 - 1
& 2 - 8

 

10 - 1 &
2 - 5

 

10 - 1 &
2 - 5

 

10 - 1.30

Loughboy
056 7794176

 

10 - 1 &
2 - 5

10 - 1 &
2 - 5

10 - 1 &
2 - 5

10 - 1 & 2 -
5 & 6 - 8

 

 

Thomastown
056 7794331

 

 

10 - 1 &
2 - 5

10 -1 &
2 - 5 &
5.30 - 8

 

 

10 - 1 &
2 - 5

 

10.00 - 1.30

Urlingford
056 7794182

 

 

10 - 8

 

 

10 - 5

 

10 - 1.30

 

10 - 1.30

Library Headquarters
056 7794160

9 - 1 &
2 - 5

9 - 1 &
2 - 5

9 - 1 &
2 - 5

9 - 1 &
2 - 5

9 - 1 &
2 - 5

 

Local Studies
056 7794160

9 - 1 &
2 - 4.45

9 - 1 &
2 - 4.45

9 - 1 &
2 - 4.45

9 - 1 &
2 - 4.45

9 - 1 &
2 - 4.45

 

(Libraries close on Saturdays before a public holiday)
For Mobile Library and Schools’ Library service times contact Co. Library H.Q.

 

Town/District: 

Callan
Castlecomer
Ferrybank
Graiguenamanagh
Kilkenny City
Thomastown
Urlingford