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

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.

News Archive

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Heritage Week at Offaly Libraries 2020

Saturday, August 15th to Sunday, August 23rd

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Your Council Day

Offaly Libraries are delighted to see so many of our borrowers making use of both our Contact & Collect Services and, most recently, our Browse by Appointment service at Tullamore Library.

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NEW Contact and Collect Service Coming Soon

Offaly County Council Library Service will begin offering some more library services to the public from June 8th 2020 as part of phase 2 of the Government Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business.

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New best sellers now available on BorrowBox

Irish Times best seller list 2019 & what’s available now on BorrowBox

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Public Consultation Opens on the Draft Tourism Masterplan for the Shannon

have your say! consultation will remain open until the 22nd April 2020 at 4.00pm.

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2020 Re-opening times at Offaly Libraries

list of closures and opening times at all libraries over the Festive Season

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Let's see if you're a true book fanatic!

Take a fun quiz to find out!

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Summer Stars - Winners!

Congratulations to all who took part in our Summer Stars Reading Challenge.

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Summer Stars Reading Programme 2019

Encourage your child to read throughout the Summer months!

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Deepest Sympathy

Our thoughts are with the family of Mary Foley (nee Galvin), Gallen, Ferbane, Co. Offaly. Mary died on May 22nd 2019, unexpectedly but peacefully in her 91st year. She is a former Librarian in Ferbane Library.

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Women's Prize for Fiction 2019

Longlist announced.

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World Book Day at Birr Library

Thursday 7th March

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Digitise the Nation - Course in Birr Library

Starts 13th March. Booking required. Free Digital Skills Classes on How to Get Online.

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The Awesome LEGO® Model Exhibition

Held in Birr Library.

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Start up Meeting - Chess Club for adults

Tullamore Library. Thursday 31st January.

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Lego Competition for children at Offaly Libraries

It's that time of year again. Get your entries in!