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.




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In Libby, you'll have access to over 3,000 digital magazines including back issues (where available). There are no magazine checkout limits, so you'll be able to borrow as many as you like.

Borrowed magazines will expire at the end of their lending periods, but you'll be able to renew them if you need more time to read.

Step 1
Install the Libby app from your device's app store or visit in your browser.

Step 2
In Libby, follow the prompts to find Offaly Libraries and sign in with your library card and PIN

Step 3
Browse the catalog and borrow a title.

Step 4
Borrowed titles appear on your Shelf and download to the app automatically when you're connected to Wi-Fi, so you can read them when you're offline.

Start to download your eMagazines now!

 Please contact us if you have any questions. 057 9346832 or email: