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

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.

About Universal Class Courses


Universal Class


Why not Try something NEW today!


  • Offaly Libraries’ members can now access FREE online courses, choose from over 400 courses.
  • You can register for up to 5 courses at once, and there’s no commitment to a course if you change your mind.
  • Learn in your own time and at your own pace.
  • The courses can be completed at home on you own device or on library computers – each course has video based learning with written transcripts
  • You will receive a certificate on completion of courses
  • Each course is available online 24 hours a day
  • You will also have access to a real online tutor, who will assess your work and be available to answer your questions, making sure you have the support you need
  • Registration is quick and easy, so sign up today and take a look at the full range of courses available


Register for this service (You will need your library barcode).


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