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.

Local Studies & Archives


Local Studies

Offaly Libraries Local Studies Service promotes and preserves Offaly’s rich history, heritage, and culture. Its collection covers the social, economic, geographic and political breadth of the county, and supports researchers in their interests. Local Studies is located in Tullamore Library, although every branch has a local studies collection. Due to ongoing remedial building works, access to specific materials in Tullamore Library may be limited at present. Please contact the library in advance of visiting at


Offaly Archives

Offaly Archives is the jointly managed archives service of Offaly County Library and Offaly Historical and Archaeological Society (Offaly History). Collections in the care of both repositories are housed in this facility, providing a comprehensive service for users of archives. Our documentary heritage is the archival memory of the community and Offaly Archives endeavours to identify, preserve and make these materials available for research purposes.

Offaly Archives is located in the Offaly Archives Unit 1F, Axis Business Park Clara Road Tullamore Co Offaly.    Access to the reading room is by confirmed appointment only.