The County Library app allows you to access a large number of our services all in the one place, via your smartphone or tablet. Below you can click on the button appropriate to your device, either Android or iOS or scan the QR code with your smartphone or tablet to download the app to use this new service. On the app you can access most buttons without a login, allowing you to search the library catalogue, view library locations and contacts, library online resources, library social media feeds, e-books, e-audio books and e-magazines. To access these e-resources and your library record of loans and reservations, you need to login with your library barcode and pin. Click Here for more information.
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Irish Times Digital Archive
The Irish Times digital archive contains exact reproductions of all articles published by the Irish Times from 1859 onwards, and is available in all branch libraries via the Ask About Ireland website. This database can be accessed at any branch library.
Irish Newspaper Archive
Irish Newspaper Archive is the largest digital archive of Irish newspapers in the world, giving access to over 40 titles and millions of newspaper articles spanning 300 years of Irish history.This database can be accessed at any branch library.
Oxford Art Online
Oxford Art Online is an innovative gateway that offers users the ability to access and search the vast content of Grove Art Online and Oxford art reference in one location. This database can be accessed by entering your library card barcode.
Oxford Music Online
Oxford Music Online is a gateway that offers users the ability to access the vast resources of Oxford’s music reference in one location. The cornerstone of Oxford Music Online, Grove Music Online, has been completely redesigned with a number of functional enhancements and new content. This database can be accessed by entering your library card barcode.
Ordnance Survey Maps
This resource allows online access to the OSI Historic Map Series, dating from 1829, and is an invaluable resource for those interested in local history. This database can be accessed at any branch library.
This is a not-for-profit digital archive that provides full-text access to scholarly articles from a wide range of academic journals and other trusted sources. This database can be accessed at any branch library.
E-books and e-audiobooks
This service offers both E-Audio and E-Books to all library users and these can be enjoyed either on your PC/laptop via the website link (above) or on your mobile device via the BorrowBox app. For Apple users, visit the iTunes App store and search for BorrowBox. For Android users, visit the Google Play store and search for BorrowBox (one word). For Kindle (Kindle Fire only) visit the Amazon App store at BorrowBox. Once you have installed the app on your device search for Cork County Library in the ‘Library’ field provided and then login in the usual way with your library barcode and pin.
The University of Adelaide Press publishes scholarly titles by current staff and affiliates both in a free Open Access PDF as well as a print edition, to achieve maximum accessibility and impact. The University has kindly made these titles directly accessible to Cork County Library users through the online catalogue.
Project Gutenberg offers over 42,000 e-books that can be downloaded for free or read online. The titles include both fiction and non-fiction and classic literature is well represented in the catalogue. Formats include both ePub and Kindle.
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Zinio digital magazines is our latest online service to library members and our collection offers an interesting range of magazines which can be read online or downloaded to a PC, tablet, iPad, or smartphone.
The Zinio for libraries App can be downloaded here for iOS devices and here for Android devices. This is a 24/7 online service offering the latest and back issues of some of your favourite magazines with changeable print sizes and viewing options. A user guide is available by clicking here and the video tutorial is also highly recommended to help you get the most out of the service. All you need is your library card.
Free Internet Access
Each of Cork County Library’s branch libraries provide free Internet access to library members. Advance booking is recommended for this service. Contact your local branch library to book time on the Internet, or click on the link below if your local library uses PC Reservation.