How Do I?
Join the library?
Membership of Tipperary County Council Library Service is FREE for everyone.
Full details are on our Library Membership page .
View my Library Account?
Members can view their library accounts online, renew and request items.
To access your account you will need:
4-digit PIN (Personal Identification Number)
14-digit membership card number.
To register a PIN, present your library card in person to a member of staff at your local library. Your PIN may be any four-digit number.
Children under 14 year olds must get written permission from their parents or guardians to avail of this service.
Using the online catalogue / accessing your online account
More details on using the catalogue and your online account, can be found here
Find out what events are taking place?
To find out what’s going on in a library near you, check out our Events Calendar
Find a library near me?
Find a book?
Use our online catalogue for searches, requesting items and loan renewals.
Borrow an eBook / eAudiobook?
To borrow an eBook or eAudiobook all you need is library card and a PIN number – all available from your local library.
Log in to our eBook service here.
You can then download eBooks for free to your tablet, smart phone and ebook reader.
It’s easy to do. Ask in your library or follow the steps from here.
Find a talking book?
To find talking books use our online catalogue or ask at your local branch
Join a Book Club?
Book Clubs run all across the county and are increasingly popular. Our Book clubs are very informal, friendly and open. Some people love to discuss the books and have lots to say, others prefer to listen and make the odd comment!
Library Book Club members usually meet once a month to discuss books and writers, and have the opportunity to attend book launches, author visits and trips to places of literary interest.
Every year social events are also arranged to bring the book clubs across the county together.
Check your local branch for details of a Book Club near you.
Private Book Clubs:
“Book Club in a Bag” is everything you need to broaden your group’s reading choices or to start up your own reading group at work or at home is now available through your local library.
Each kit contains 6 copies of a book, reviews of the book, author information and guidance notes on how to start a reading group. Please contact your local library for details.
Use the computers in the library?
Public PCs with access to the Internet are available in all our branches.
These charges apply:
- Children : Free
- Everyone else: €1 per 50 min session. ( Maximum of two sessions per day)
- Printing: €0.20c per page( Black and White ) €0.50c per page ( colour, if available )
Users must register at the desk before using the computers.
Terms and conditions for use of the computers can be viewed here.
Children aged under 16 years of age must have parental permission to use the internet. Ask at the desk for the form.
Installed on each PC is Microsoft Office and Open Office
Most of our libraries have a scanning facility.
FREE Wi-Fi is also available to library members at all public libraries. Borrowers are welcome to use their own laptops, tablets etc. in our branches.
Use WiFi in the library?
Wi-fi is also available to library members at all public libraries. Borrowers are welcome to use their own laptops, tablets etc. in our branches.
There is no charge to use WiFi. Our guidelines for internet useage can be viewed here.
Research Local Studies and Archives?
Tipperary Libraries Local Studies and Archives collection is presently located at The Source, Cathedral Street, Thurles.
Click here for contact details
Use the Irish Newspaper Archives in the library?
Tipperary Libraries has subscribed to Irish Newspaper Archive – a digital newspaper archive. This database features over 35 national and regional newspapers with many dating from the 1800s to the present.
You can browse this website for old articles using a PC at any of our library branches.
Internet charges of €1 per 50 mins apply.
For more information, please contact your local branch.
Use the library's Community and Exhibition space?
Many of our Libraries have a dedicated space that is used as an exhibition space, a meeting room and a performance venue.
Examples of those who use this space are:
· Active Retirement group,
· Knitting Group,
· Author visits,
· Book clubs.
Ask at your local branch for details.