Nenagh Library

We're open


Monday9:30 - 17:30
Tuesday9:30 - 20:00
Wednesday9:30 - 17:30
Thursday9:30 - 17:30
Friday9:30 - 13:00
14:00 - 17:00
Saturday10:00 - 13:00
14:00 - 17:00

My Open Library self service operates from Mon-Sun between 8am & 10pm.

Learn more about how to use My Open Library

Branch Services
My Open Library
Nenagh Social Story

Nenagh Library,
O’Rahilly Street,
Co. Tipperary.

Eircode: E45 AK50

Phone: 067 34404 or 067 34405

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Public PCs


Use your Library Card (Barcode) number and PIN to log into any public PC for 50-minute sessions. Members are permitted two 50-minute session per day.



Print from our public PCs or send documents from your phone or other devices via our remote printing options. You can also print from USB memory sticks. Prices are: Colour – 50c a sheet; Black & White – 20c a sheet.



Scan a document and send it to any email address or save it to a USB memory stick. FREE of charge.



Copy documents or ID cards. Prices are: Colour – 50c a sheet; Black & White – 20c a sheet.



Use our free WiFi by logging into the “Library Card Login” network using your Library Card (Barcode) number and PIN.

3D Printer


Our 3D printer is available for use by library members. Talk to staff in branch to find out more.

Sensory Pod


A calming and relaxing space for children that features adjustable mood lighting and inbuilt HD Bluetooth speakers.



Students of Further and Higher Education institutions can immediately connect to WiFi via the Eduroam network.

Self-Service Kiosk


Borrow and return books, collect remote printing jobs, view loan list and renew loans using our self-service kiosks.

Assistive Technologies


You can borrow items such as the C-Pen Readerpen and ACORN Age Friendly tablet as well as items from our Sensory Toys & Resources catalogue.

Study Space


Limited study space available. Contact branch as regards availability.

Magic Table


Interactive game and image projector. Projections respond to the movements of the user via infrared sensors.

Exhibition & Activity Space


Display areas for work by local artists and other creatives. Activity space for hosting club and group events.

Children’s Reading Area


Chairs, tables, colouring pages and crayons are all available to give children a bright, comfortable and welcoming space where they can spend time reading, colouring or just relaxing.

Newspapers & Magazines


FREE editions of a variety of Newspapers and Magazines are available for patrons to read in the library. Titles include The Irish Independent, The Nenagh Guardian, The Midland Tribune, The Tipperary Star, Ideal Home, ELLE and Livingetc.


The My Open Library service offers extended opening hours by providing library access to members from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days per week, 365 days of the year. My Open Library is an unstaffed, self-service library, outside of regular opening hours. With My Open Library you can borrow and return items, print, photocopy, use the Internet, access Wifi and use our study space. Please note that there will be no library staff present. Members must be able to study independently without the need for supervision, use the IT equipment and comply with the terms and conditions of use.

To access My Open Library you must register in person at the library, and you must take part in an induction. The induction will point out the self-services available during unstaffed hours, and will demonstrate the safety procedures in place. Call to the library to find out more.

A social story provides a social learning tool for people of all ages with additional needs, learning difficulties and those on the Autism Spectrum. They are short descriptions of a particular situation, event or activity, which include specific information about what to expect in that situation and why.

The initiative expands on the current resources available, such as sensory places, sensory toys and quiet time, and plays a role in making County Tipperary an autism friendly place. Click on the text below to view or download:

Nenagh Social Story

I want to

Print A Document

E-mail Print Jobs to your branch library’s printer (Choose Black & White or Colour Printing) then collect at your leisure. Use the following addresses for Nenagh:

A4 Black & White:
A4 Colour:       

Use the Open Library

Our new My Open Library service gives users self-service access to the library during unstaffed hours. Come in to study, read the newspaper, return your books, borrow some new ones, use the PCs or print out documents any time from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week, 365 days a year. Members wishing to avail of the My Open Library service will first have to sign up for a short induction. After that you are ready to go and free to use the service whenever you want. To find out more or to sign up for induction today talk to staff in Nenagh library. 

Use the Sensory Pod

Nenagh Library has its own Sensory Pod – a calming and interactive safe space that features soft flooring, adjustable mood lighting and inbuilt HD Bluetooth speakers. All children are welcome to use to Pod, just make sure to take your shoes off before climbing aboard! To find out more talk to staff in Nenagh Library. 

Book an event Space

Nenagh library has an Event and Exhibition space that can be used by artists and other creatives to display their work. We also have regular author talks and guest speakers as part of our itinerary of events in the library. To find out more about our Event and Exhibition space, including booking arrangements, talk to staff in Nenagh. 

Borrow an ACORN Age-Friendly Smart Tablet

Designed with the older person in mind but suitable for anyone who wants to learn more about how to use a tablet, the ACORN Age-Friendly Smart Tablet is easy to use, easy to navigate and has an uncluttered interface, making online communication and access to the internet simple and rewarding for even the most inexperienced user.

The tablet will need access to WiFi in order to connect to the internet. If you have none at home, you can connect to the Library WiFi and use it in the branch. Creating an email account beforehand is helpful but not necessary, as staff will assist with the setup if required. The tablets can be borrowed on 3-month loans to give users time to get familiar with them. Ask in branch for more information.

Use the Magic Table

Magic Tables are an award-winning, innovative technological offering. They project interactive games and vibrant images onto tables or floors. These games and images respond to the movements of the user via infrared sensors. To use the Magic Table just ask staff in Nenagh.

Booktastic Book Club

The Truly Remarkable Story of Helen Keller and her amazing Teacher Anne Sullivan.

Florence Nightingale - Review

Booktastic March 2024 Review: "Elvis Presley"

The Booktastic Book Club is a group of book lovers – Kim, Susan, Carol, Elaine, Nicola, Laoise, Martin and Kevin – who love to share their thoughts and impressions of books that they have read. To read a review just click on the tab!




Hi Book lovers it’s Kim, Susan, Carol, Elaine, Nicola, Laoise, Martin and Kevin from the “BookTastic Book Club” and this month we are reviewing the truly remarkable story of Helen Keller and her amazing Teacher Anne Sullivan.
This book is part of the “Little People Big Dreams” series and is wrote by Isabel Sanchez Vegara and beautifully illustrated by Sam Rudd.
Be prepared to be astounded when you read this book which tells the story of Helen Keller who at a very young age developed a visual and hearing impairment following a terrible illness.
Because Helen could no longer communicate with her family and friends this made her very frustrated and angry. Helen’s family looked for help and were introduced to Anne Sullivan a teacher from The Perkins Institute for the Blind.
Anne showed Helen how to communicate in other ways. Soon Helen was reading books using a system called braille and before long she was writing her own books.
Helen went on to become the first person with a visual and hearing impairment to gain a university degree. Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan travelled all around the country together to share their amazing story and to advocate and be a voice for people with disabilities.
We hope you enjoy our book review. We highly recommend reading this book as it will definitely inspire you to follow your dreams no matter what obstacles you meet along the way!!!
We hope you enjoyed our book review and we look forward to doing the next one.


This book series has over 70 books to enjoy and all of them help us to learn about the lives of amazing people that have achieved “Big Dreams”.

We chose Florence Nightingale as we had heard of her but we wanted to know all about her and how she became the “Mother of Modern Nursing”.

The book tracks Florence Nightingales life from when she was a little girl in Florence -where she dreamed of helping people who were ill- all the way up to describing her extraordinary work in the hospital helping injured soldiers during the Crimean War where she was known as “The Lady of The Lamp”.

We would definitely recommend reading this book as it is very informative, educational and easy to read with lovely illustrations.

This book does a wonderful job showcasing how Florence Nightingale was an amazing woman who dedicated her life to helping others and the way in which she transformed health care forever.

We intend to read more books from this series and we will give a review on each of them.

Kevin dressed as Elvis!

Hi Book lovers it’s Kim, Susan, Carol, Elaine, Nicola, Laoise, Martin and Kevin from the “BookTastic Book Club” and this month we are reviewing the book “Elvis Presley” which is part of the “Little People Big Dreams” series and is wrote by Isabel Sanchez Vegara and beautifully illustrated by Ana Albero.
For all you music lovers out there this book will be a treat for you as it follows the life of Elvis from when he was a baby born into a poor family in North Mississippi all the way up to his meteoric rise to stardom and fame and how he became known as the “King of Rock N’ Roll”.
When Elvis was a child racism was widespread in his home country and that people were separated according to the colour of their skin but this book tells us that “For Elvis Music had no Colour” and he loved listening to his neighbours singing the blues.
Listening to different types of music such as Country, Pop, Blues and Gospel inspired Elvis to create his own unique sound know as “Rock N’ Roll” and although most people loved this new form of music it made some people angry and they were scandalised by his hip shaking when he performed on stage!!!
This book has loads of interesting facts about Elvis’s life and there are some lovely photos of him at the back of the book. Through reading this book we learned that Elvis was one of the greatest performers ever known and that he still remains one of the biggest artists of all time.
We highly recommend that you read this book as we absolutely loved it.
We hope you enjoyed our book review and in the words of Elvis “Thank you, Thank you very much”.

Tipperary Studies digitisation project

The Tipperary Studies digitisation project aims to make available online a range of sources, both historical and genealogical, which are part of the fabric which makes up the history of Tipperary.

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