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 further notice. 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.

Learning & Adult Literacy

Various courses throughout Offaly Libraries (Temporarily suspended due to COVID)


Digital Library Learning     

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 iVox Books 

iVox is an interactive storybook app for children ages 4-8. Designed for little hands and big imaginations, iVox brings favourite stories to life with three dimensional characters and scenes that children can explore.

Click HERE for more information.


Touch-Type Read and Spell

New to Offaly Libraries, funded by Dormant Account Funding!  TTRS is an accessible, multi-sensory online literacy course that teaches reading and spelling through touch-typing. Suitable from ages seven to 107.


eBooks and eAudiobooks

Click here for information on how to download eBooks and eAudiobooks for Free


Free eMagazines 

Read a range of popular magazines using our FREE eMagazine service

Click here for information on how to download eMagazines for Free

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Free eComics for all ages

Access thousands of digital comics and graphic novels for both children and adults. Click here for more information.

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Free Music Streaming

Freegal® is a free music streaming service now available from Offaly Libraries.

Click here for information on how to download the Freegal app from the Apple App Store, the Google Play Store, and on Amazon.

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Free Movie Streaming

Beamafilm® is a free movie and documentary streaming service now available from Offaly Libraries.

Patrons of Offaly Library Service can stream for free via the Beamafilm app, on or through the library’s catalogue page.

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Free online courses

Access FREE online courses, choose from over 400 courses

Click here for information on Free E-Learning Courses

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Learn a Language

Transparent Language Online is a language-learning platform available for FREE through Offaly Libraries. Learn a new language or brush up on one half-forgotten on your computer, phone or tablet.

Click here for more information


Online Newspapers and Magazines

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.


Click here for more information.

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Company search Ireland/UK is now Europe's leading provider of low cost information on all Irish and UK Companies.   Click here for more info.

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Welcome to the Offaly Libraries Newsletter page

Every month we will email the Newsletter to you.
It will tell you about recent library news, highlight future events and provide you with updates on services and new initiatives.

We welcome your feedback and suggestions.

To receive the Newsletter, please click here.