Library Membership

Library Membership is free, and creating an account is easy. You can join online or you can visit your local library and join at the desk.

Make sure to bring some Photo ID and Proof of Address when you visit to join. Young people under 18 years of age need permission from a  Parent / Guardian to join.


With your Library Membership you can borrow up to 12 items, and keep them for 3 weeks. Items that are out on loan, may be renewed up to 4 times, subject to availability.

You can request up to 12 items per account. Reminders and account notices are sent by email.

As a library member you can access library computers or WiFi* for free. At all times, access to library computers requires a valid library card number and PIN.

All users are required to read and accept the Library’s Free Internet Access Acceptable Use Policy below before using the service.

  • Children aged 12 and under must have an Internet Permission form signed, and must be accompanied by a Parent / Guardian.

Please contact your local branch for further information.

*Please note all services may not be available in all locations.

Self-service printing, photocopying & scanning services* are available at most library branches. This services provides the ability to Print, Photocopy and Scan up to A4 size from a print station in the library. You can also email documents to the printer in your library from home and collect and pay for your prints within the next 72hrs.

  • Black & White Printing costs €0.20c per page.
  • Colour Printing costs €0.60c per page.

For more information about this service please contact your local library.

*Please note that all services may not be available in all locations. 

On all accounts, items that are returned late are charged at €0.05 per item, per day overdue.

The maximum amount of charges that can be accrued on an account before borrowing privileges are removed is €20.00.

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