The Government has agreed that Level 5 as set out in the Plan for Living with COVID-19 will apply nationally until January 31st 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.



PressReader is a website and app that connects you with the world’s best newspapers and magazines. You have FREE access to 7000+ publications from 120+ countries in 60+ languages with your library membership.

National publications include the Irish Independent, Sunday Independent, Irish Examiner, and Irish Daily Mirror, along with Hot Press and Image magazine. You also have access to back issues and can have new issues of your favourite publications delivered automatically to your device.


You can register for PressReader using your library card number, giving you FREE access for 30 days at a time. Your subscription can be reactivated as many times as you wish. Click here for further instructions.


Reading on your phone, tablet or reader

To access newspapers on your smartphone or tablet, download the app from the App Store, Google Play or Mircosoft Store.  


Reading on your computer or laptop

To access newspapers on your PC or laptop, click on the link in Offaly Libraries’ Digital Library or go to