Services to Schools

Through our 12 Library Branches, Waterford Libraries offers a wide range of resources and activities to support and assist Teachers, Schools & Education groups in Waterford City & County.

The dedicated Teacher’s Resource Collection is housed in the Education, Learning & Support Centre at Carrickphierish Library which has over 20,000 items available for use in the classroom.

This includes Class Novels, Big Books, Photocopiable Resources and Reading Schemes (PM, Oxford Reading Tree, Collins Big Cats, The Literacy Tower, Sails)

Teachers & persons working in any educational facility can avail of a special membership which allows multiple items to be borrowed over an extended time (90 days).

Membership can be completed by calling to your local library.

Class Novels can be requested from the Schools Service in Carrickphierish by dropping in to the library, phoning 076 110 2696 or by emailing: carrickphierishlibrary@waterfordcouncil.ie

Once reserved, your class novel set can be collected from any Waterford Library branch of your choice.

View the TRC Catalogue

*Novels are reserved on a first come basis and can be booked in advance.

*In order to provide a fair and reliable service to all schools, it is important to borrow and return sets promptly.

The Education, Learning & Support Centre at Carrickphierish Library also offers meeting space facilities for teacher training, service days & workshops with an outside roof terrace.

A private room is also available for one to one sessions and tutorials.

Class visits to branch libraries are welcome. Visits can involve an introduction to the library, reading promotion, storytelling & activities.

Teachers or group leaders should contact the library they want to visit directly.

TTRS – Touch Type Read and Spell is an award winning course that teaches touch-typing skills to help children and adults improve their reading and spelling.

The Multi Sensory approach allows users see the words on screen, hear them spoken aloud and then type the corresponding keys. It is often used by those with dyslexia and other learning difficulties.

TTRS is available from Waterford libraries in 12 week blocks, a teacher or educator can avail of the service for one or more students in their class.

Please contact Eleanor on 0761 10 2696 or egrant@waterfordcouncil.ie for more information and to avail of this service.

View the TTRS Demo Videos here: https://vimeo.com/showcase/7684591

Find out more about this service at: http://waterfordlibraries.ie/ttrs-touch-type-read-spell/

Times Tables Rock Stars is a carefully sequenced maths programme created by maths teachers to solve the perennial problem of pupils not knowing their times tables.

Time Tables Rock Stars uses computer game-design elements and principles to make times tables & maths fun. It is one of the leading Ed-Tech math’s products and provides an enjoyable and interactive way to successfully boost recall and math’s confidence amongst children.
It can be used in the classroom as whole-group instruction or for homework. Teachers can choose to print worksheets or have their students play the game on the app (via IOS and Android) or website
Teachers can also benefit from access to valuable data on the performance of their pupils, which enables them to view progress and easily celebrate successes through the use of custom leader boards and certificates.

An account can be allocated to a class, school or organisation for unlimited users within the loan period.

Please contact Eleanor on 0761 10 2696 or egrant@waterfordcouncil.ie for more information.

View the Demo Video here: https://ttrockstars.com/page/features

This initiative is funded by the Dormant Accounts Fund


Education, Learning & Support Centre,

Carrickphierish Library,

Carrickphierish Road,

Gracedieu,

Waterford City.


0761 10 2696



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