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Do you run your own business? Are you thinking of starting one?

Tipperary Libraries acts as a support for those seeking employment, and supports the information and research needs of locally based entrepreneurs, start-ups and SMEs. All of our branch libraries are currently facilitating Work Matters services:

What can your library offer you?

  • Professional library staff to facilitate your search for employment
  • Access to employment and career books, business magazines, newspapers and online resources.
  • Access to PCs and the Internet, and free WiFi
  • Printing, photocopying and scanning services
  • Online catalogue to browse, order items and extend your loans
  • Access to Vision-net, the Irish online business database
  • Business presentations and networking opportunities

What can you do through your library?

  • Develop new skills to plan, start and grow your business
  • Research funding sources for small businesses
  • Research your competitors
  • Explore the market and identify potential customers
  • Learn how to protect and exploit your ideas
  • Connect with like-minded colleagues and share experiences

FREE Online Services

Vision net logoVision-net is now available, free of charge, to all Members of Tipperary County Council Library Service. To access the service you need to click on this link and log in using your library card number. Vision Net User Guide .pdf (size 818.8 KB)

Vision-net is an internet based service which gives you immediate online access to information on every Irish and UK company registered. provides you with immediate online access to the original documents that companies have filed in the Companies Registration Office. By scrolling through a report 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.

Tipperary County Council Library Service is now providing access to the RBDigital magazine service.

Browse the online RBDigital Magazine collection, which includes The Economist, Forbes, Newsweek and OCC as well as sector-specific titles, for unique perspectives and insight into the current trends.

All you need to sign up for the service is your library card number.

Sign Up or Log In to RBDigital here

universal_bannerUniversal Class is a powerful new online continuing education service designed specifically for use by the patrons of public libraries.With a growing catalogue of over 400 courses, Universal Class is committed to providing only the most affordable and highest quality online training.

With real instructors guiding the learning in a collaborative learning environment, students enjoy an engaging and measurable learning experience.

Register here for Universal Class

Check out the Universal Class YouTube channel for tutorials on many of the courses they offer

Free access to over 7000 newspapers and magazines from 120 countries

You can access Press Reader here with your library card

Transparent Languages is an online language-learning system that teaches actual conversation skills.

You can learn over 100 languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portugese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian and Russian and more.

FREE! You just need to register first with your library card number and your email address.
Find out more about Transparent Language here

borrowboxbusinessBorrowBox offers a large collection of international authors of the world’s best eBooks and eAudio books including books on Management, Marketing and Leadership.All you need to access the service at the link below is your library borrower card number and your PIN number.

To access eBooks/eAudiobooks on your phone or tablet, download the BorrowBox Library app from the ITunes App Store while Android users will find the app in the Google Play Store. Once you have installed the app, search for Tipperary in the ‘Library’ field provided and then sign in using your library membership card number and your PIN.

We’re always adding new titles, so visit often and make the most of your library membership.

Please note: BorrowBox does not work on a Kindle.

Libraries Ireland

Visit for full details of public library services for employment and business, a comprehensive overview of free resources and information on government organisations and agencies that support those seeking employment and career changes, and that support Irish businesses.

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