Browsing By Appointment

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Offaly Libraries are delighted to announce that Birr, Clara, Edenderry and Tullamore Libraries have now re-opened to the public for Browsing By Appointment services.

In line with other sectors during this Phase, this is a gradual return to library services which is consistent with Government Guidelines, bearing current public health guidance in mind at all times, and subject to review.

What to expect when you visit the library to browse by appointment:

  • Quick browsing service
  • Contactless printing & photocopying
  • Self-service issue & return of library items
  • Staffed opening hours at dedicated times

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We are unable to offer study spaces and/or access to newspapers and magazines at this time. However, we are continually reviewing the availability of these services, as part of the graduated return to library services.


Please do not attend the library, borrow or return library items, if you or someone in your household has symptoms of Covid-19. Please do not resume any of these library services until you or the household member has completed the 14-day isolation period and are fever free for the last 5 days.


To get a glimpse of our new set-up in advance of your appointment please view our virtual tour of Tullamore Library arrangements here