Cork City

Services and Programmes


ResourcesAre you a child needing help with a school project or a teenager who wants to read the latest bestseller? Or perhaps you are an adult doing a course in higher education or a businessman who needs to find where you can buy an unusual piece of equipment. Even more likely you are someone who loves music and reading and sport. Cork City Libraries can provide resources and services to meet most of your needs. If we can’t we’ll try to find out who can.

Access all areas

Cork City Council has adopted a collection development policy called Access all areas covering the selection, acquisition, and management of stock in all formats, including electronic. It aims to ensure that libraries in the Cork city network provide the right book (and other material) for the right person at the right time. Access all areas policy covers popular lending materials for children and adults, research stock, local studies materials, stock in Gaelic and other languages, and music and multi-media. The policy covers not only the collections built up by the Libraries but also how Libraries will provide access to materials which we do not have, through interlibrary loans, co-operative ventures, and most importantly through electronic access