The Government has agreed that Level 5 as set out in the Plan for Living with COVID-19 will apply nationally until May 17th 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.

Please note that our library buildings will re-open to the public for Browsing Services and Contact & Collect from 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.

Birr Library

We are open for Browsing Services & Contact and Collect Services!

Offaly Libraries will continue to provide access to extensive free digital resources and online programmes during this period.

Address: Wilmer Road, Birr, Co. Offaly, Ireland.  Eircode: R42 KD37

Phone: +353 (057) 9124950






Usual Opening Hours   



Tuesday9.30am - 5.30pm
Wednesday9.30am - 8.00pm
Thursday9.30am - 5.30pm
Friday9.30am - 5.30pm
Saturday9.30am - 1.00pm


The Library will be closed on the Saturday of a Bank Holiday weekend.