The Government has agreed that Level 5 (with some amendments) as set out in the Plan for Living with COVID-19 will continue to apply nationally until July 5th 2021. The Government has clearly stated that there is a continued need to minimise the level of mobility and congregation of people in order to reduce all opportunities for transmission of the virus.

Please note that our library buildings have reopened to the public for Browsing Services and Contact & Collect since Monday, May 10th. Please see Library Page.

Consequently, and in line with current public health guidance, the Offices of Offaly County Council are closed for walk-in services to support this reduced mobility policy.

Public access cannot be facilitated during LEVEL 5 restrictions. Therefore, Offaly County Council services will be available by telephone, email, online post and only where absolutely necessary and in exceptional circumstances by appointment. Please read latest information.

Book Clubs


All Book Clubs are suspended until further notice due to the Covid 19 restrictions.  


Banagher Library Book Club

Birr Library Adult Book Club and Junior Book Club

Clara Library Book Club

Daingean Library Book Club and Junior 'The BookWorm Club'

Edenderry Library Book Club , Edenderry Readers Book Club

and Junior Book Club

Ferbane Library Adult Book Club and Junior Book Club

Kilcormac Library Book Club

Tullamore Library Book Club ,  The Novel Bunch Book Club and Junior Book Club

Book Critics Club - Tullamore Library (New Book Club)

The Book Club - Tullamore Library (Young Adult Book Club)


Some Reader Resources

Borrowbox - Free e-books and e-audiobooks 24/7 - based in Ireland but designed for writers everywhere - with thousands of articles to guide and inspire you.

Amazon - A good site for reader reviews and synopsis.

GoodReads - The largest social network for readers in the world.

Irish Times Book Club

Bord Gáis Energy Book Club

Easons Book Club


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