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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

If the title you are looking for isn’t in our catalogue, contact your local library or Suggest, Request, Ask.

Find a library near me?

Tipperary Libraries
Tipperary Libraries

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?

audio books
Audio books

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.

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.

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