Mobile Library Serving Rural Communities

Project Description

The mobile libraries deliver a library service to rural communities that do not have access to our branch library service. The mobile libraries carry a wide range of adult and children’s books, along with audio books, Internet access and a free request service for books not in stock. The mobile library service has been an integral part of Cork County Council’s response to the reading and information needs of the public since the early 1960s. Despite an expanded branch network, the mobile library service still plays a key role in delivering a library service to isolated communities, those with limited access to transport, people with disabilities and young people. The mobile library brings the local authority service to the heart of the rural community.

When and Where?
Click on the link below to view the mobile library schedule for your area.
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You can also click here for a fully interactive map of mobile library routes and library branches. If your exact locality is not included on our list, we would be glad to hear from you. It may be possible to establish a new stop..

How do I Join?
To join, simply come along to the mobile library on the designated day and time. Membership is free for all and entitles you to access the full range of Cork County Library services, either on the mobile library, online or at your nearest branch library.

Internet access:

Internet access is provided on the mobile library iPad, where coverage is available. Staff will be happy to show you how to use it.

Bookclubs on the Mobile Libraries

The Con Hartigan Book Club, Fermoy Mobile Library Community Centre, Conna Second Wednesday of every month, 8.30pm
West Cork Mobile Library Bookclub Celtic Ross Hotel, Rosscarbery First Tuesday of every month, 3pm
Canon Sheehan Book Club, Kanturk Mobile Library Doneraile Third Saturday of every month.

Contact details:

Fermoy Mobile libmobilefermoy@eircom.net 086-4603287
West Cork Mobile libmobilewestcork@eircom.net 086-8160131
Kanturk Mobile libmobilekanturk@eircom.net 085-8518932
Mobile South moblibrary1@eircom.net 085-8518967