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FREE Magazines

RBDigital is the ultimate app for magazine lovers, with digital magazines for iPad, iPhone, Android, PC and Mac.
RBDigital, the world’s largest newsstand, offers full colour, interactive digital magazines for your enjoyment.
Browse from our collection of popular titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limit to the number of magazines you can download.


A selection of what’s available

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BBC Good Food digital magazine
Time International Edition digital magazine
Runner’s World digital magazine
The Simple Things digital magazine
T3 digital magazine

Download for FREE


Now you can eborrowbox-smallnjoy the best collection of eBooks and eAudiobooks on your mobile devices, anywhere and everywhere, with the BorrowBox library app.
All you need to access the service is your library borrower card number and your PIN number.
Browse, checkout and download 24/7.


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Moonrise by Sarah Crossan
Keep You Safe by Melissa Hill
A Column of Fire by Ken Follett
The Grown-Up’s Guide to Teenage Humans by Josh Shipp
Love and Other Consolation Prizes by Jamie Ford



borrowbox-smallBorrowBox is the only app in the world to offer downloadable eBooks and eAudiobooks from one spot. BorrowBox can be used online and with Apple iOS and Android devices. Browse, checkout and download 24/7.

All you need to access the service is your library borrower card number and your PIN number.


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The Innovation Code by Jeff Degraff
The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
Bear Grylls Adventures: Volume 3

Online Learning


Universal Class is an online education service designed specifically for use by members of public libraries.
With a growing catalogue of over 500 courses, Universal Class provides high quality online training.
Students are provided with: tutors who oversee their learning, engaging video-based
lessons, graded tests, and certificates of achievement.

Learn in your own time, and at
your own pace.

Start learning today! Register here for Universal Class


Vision-net gives you immediate online access to information on every Irish and UK company registered.

It provides you with access to the original documents that companies have filed in the Companies Registration Office. You can click on any C.R.O document (filed since 1998) and a scanned image of the actual filed document will appear on your screen which you can then print, view or save.

Access this service here and log in using your library card number.



Provides students with vast amounts of business and company data,  perfect for research and analysis on companies and business trends.



Gives entrepreneurs the most authoritative source of business information in Ireland, helps gain insight into any market or company .



It allows researchers to  uncover and understand information about any business , company, area  and its stakeholders.

Our online services eLanguage platform will be changing shortly in line with National Policy.

Mango Languages will be discontinued and will be replaced by Transparent Languages Online in February 2020.

Our online services international newspaper platform will be changing shortly in line with National Policy.

ProQuest will be discontinued and will be replaced by Press Reader in February 2020

Tipperary County Council Library Service has subscribed to the Irish Newspaper Archive, Irish Times Archive and JSTOR’s archival journal collections on behalf of it users.

These archives can be accessed for free from our public computers in all our branches.

Contact your local branch for more details


 JSTOR is an interdisciplinary collection of journals and other materials. It contains more than 70 titles, including journals with moving walls between 1 and 5 years and ceased journals from the 18th,19th, and 20th centuries.The content is international in scope, and also provides a rich focus on Ireland.


The IRISH NEWSPAPER ARCHIVE is the world’s largest online database of
Irish Newspapers from which it is possible to search, retrieve and view Ireland’s past in the exact format it was published. Membership allows access to the most comprehensive and complete Irish newspaper archive available.



The IRISH TIMES ARCHIVE is a complete reproduction of every page of The Irish Times from 1859. Every issue published is now available to view exactly as it was printed. It is easily searchable using key words or dates and articles can then be printed off or downloaded to your computer.

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Healthy Ireland at your Library
As part of this programme there are a special books collection, online health resources and talks, discussions and workshops with a focus on physical health, mental health and health literacy.


Online Services
 eBooks,eAudiobooks, eMagazines, eClasses and eLanguages  are available to enjoy from the library’s website. Library card holders can borrow popular digital media anytime, anywhere .


Business and Employment Services
Looking for a job or  change of career? Running a business or thinking of starting one? See what the library can offer you and what you can do through your library’s Business and Employment services.


Tipperary Studies
Tipperary Studies is a reference library and research centre dedicated to the collection of material on all aspects of County Tipperary . Tipperary Studies is also home to the County Tipperary Historical Society.

Tipperary Library Service

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