Using Offaly Libraries

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Access your online account here.

How to Join?

You can join online or in your local branch.

What do you need?

Public library membership is free of charge for everyone in Ireland. 

Please bring a valid photographic ID and a current proof of address when joining or completing your online registration in your local branch. Acceptable forms of photographic ID include a passport; driver's license; student card; young person's Garda age card ID; a staff ID card issued by an employer. Acceptable forms of recent (within last six months) proof of current address include a recent bill for gas; electricity; telephone, or mobile phone; a bank statement.

You can join at any age, but those aged under 18 need permission from a parent/guardian to join the library and to act as guarantor for them. The parent/guardian will need a photo ID and proof of address and should also register for a library account. Parents/guardians are responsible for their children in the library, and for their children’s selections and use of library materials and services, including access to the Internet and online resources. 

If you are under the age of 18, you must review the terms and conditions with your parent or guardian before agreeing to make sure that you and your parent/guardian understand your and their legal obligations. Please note that the normal age restrictions for accessing content for eBooks and eAudiobooks are dependent on accurate information being provided.

Before joining, please read the Data Protection Privacy Statement for Offaly Libraries.


Membership Conditions

Membership of the library is free and will allow you to use the library services as follows:

Adult Members: Adult members can access all library collections and services, and can use the internet*.

Young Adult (15-17): Members aged 15-17 can access all library collections, DVDs up to 15 rating, computer games up to an age 16 rating (depending on age), and can use the internet*.

Young Adult (12-14): Members aged 12 – 14 can access the children’s and young adult collections, DVDs and computer games up to a 12 rating, and can use children’s internet services.*

Children (under 12): Members aged under 12 can access the children’s library, DVDs up to a PG rating, and children’s internet services.*

*Internet access is via WiFi and public PCs, and is subject to the Terms and Conditions outlined in Offaly Libraries' WiFii and Internet Policy.

When a child or young person is eligible to change borrower category from a Child membership to a Young Adult (12-14), or a Young Adult (12-14) to a Young Adult (15-17) membership, parents/guardians must accept the terms and conditions of membership on their behalf. 

Library membership lasts for one year. You can renew your membership by presenting at the library desk or by accessing your online library account.

Your library card is individual to you and may not be used by anyone else. Please bring your card to the library every time you visit. You are asked to advise library staff, as soon as possible, of any changes in membership details or loss of library card. 

It is your responsibility to ensure that your PIN is not shared with anyone else, written on your library card or stored anywhere that would compromise the safety of your PIN.

Access to the Internet in the library is subject to the Internet Access Policy.

You must at all times observe the Library’s Code of Conduct while using the library facilities and comply with the conditions of the Copyright and Related Rights Act 2000.

Offaly Libraries operates within the statutory framework in relation to all services,  including the protection and safeguarding of children.

Library users must comply with all associated requirements.  

 Did you know...

  • You can borrow a maximum of 12 items at any time.
  • As part of the Libraries Ireland National Library Consortium initiative, your library card may be used at any branch library in Ireland.
  • You can search and request items 24/7 from any public library nationwide.[link to catalogue]
  • You can borrow a wide range of items including books, audiobooks, DVDs and Music CDs for 3 weeks, and renew them twice provided they have not been requested by another patron.
  • Offaly Libraries have mobile printing available in most of our branches.


Replacement Membership Card: €1.00

Fines: No Fines

Photocopying / Printing: B/W: €0.20 per A4 page, €0.40 per A3 page

Photocopying / Printing Colour: €0.60 per A4 page, €1.20 per A3 page

Scanning: €0.20 per document (up to 10 pages)


If you need any further clarification on this matter please ask a staff member or contact Tullamore Library 057 9346832 or email