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Work matters at the library


  • Are you looking for a job or a career change?
  • Are you thinking of starting your own business?
  • With professional staff and access to a broad range of services, the library is a place to explore, learn and connect.
  • Work Matters is a pilot national initiative and offers services at Tullamore, Edenderry, Birr and Clara Libraries. This service is a partnership initiative of Offaly Libraries and Libraries Ireland.


What we offer

  • Free membership
  • Professional staff to provide direction and help with your research
  • PCs and Internet Access
  • Free Wifi
  • Printing, scanning and photocopying
  • Tullamore Library has a mobile printing service, allowing users to send print jobs into the library printer in advance of their visit
  • Space for meetings, study and research
  • Online learning and services with access to over 500 e-learning courses
  • Business and employment books, journals, newspapers, magazines, trade journals, reports, scholarly journals, wirefeeds
  • Online resources
  • eBooks, eAudio and eMagazines / journals
  • Workshops, presentations and networking opportunities
  • Language Learning
  • Computer Courses
  • Offaly Local Development Company run a free 1-to-1 information services for employment, career development and lifelong learning in some of our branches
  • Join MyOpenLibrary to access Tullamore and Banagher Libraries and have unlimited access from 8am - 10pm every night.


What you can do

  • Attend information sessions and develop new skills to boost your CV and job application
  • Search and apply for jobs in Ireland and abroad
  • Explore job and career information
  • Research companies and potential employers
  • Find out about support available for job seekers
  • Develop new skills to plan, start and grow your own business
  • Research funding sources for small businesses
  • Research your competitiors
  • Explore the market and identify potential customers
  • Connect with like-minded people and share experiences



  • Public libraries work in partnership with the local authority, government organisations and agencies as well as employment, career and business professionals to host events, workshops and courses.
  • Contact your local library for details of events near you!


Ask at your local library or visit www.librariesireland.ie for further information on business and employment support.


Offaly Work and Learning Centres

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