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.

Library Online Booking System

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Important Browsing PosterWelcome to the Library online booking system.

If you wish to visit our library please reserve a 30 minute slot below from one of our libraries listed below.

This visit is for returning, browsing, lending, and mobile printing.

During your visit, please adhere to public health advice regarding the use of face coverings, social distancing and hand washing/sanitising.

Please remember to bring your library card to avail of self-service options for borrowing library items.

Many thanks for your co-operation and enjoy your visit.


Click here to book a time slot for Tullamore Library


Click here to book a time slot for Edenderry Library


Click here to book a time slot for Birr Library


Click here to book a time slot for Clara Library