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work mattersLooking for work or a change of career? Let your library guide your search.

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.

3 of our 12 branch libraries are currently facilitating Work Matters services:

Thurles Library
Phone: (0504) 29720

Cashel Library
Phone: (062) 63825

Borrisokane Library
Phone: (067) 27199

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
  • Workshops and presentations on finding employment and preparing for interview
    Study and research facilities

What can you do through your library?

  • Search and apply for jobs in Ireland and abroad
  • Explore job and career information online and in the library
  • Read up on companies and potential employers
  • Find out what supports are available for job seekers
  • Attend information sessions and develop new skills to boost your CV and job application

FREE Online Services

universal_banner Take a self-paced, online course at a time to learn new skills. Universal 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

zinio_vertical_banner_120x240Tipperary County Council Library Service is now providing access to the ZINIO digital magazine service.

Browse the online Zinio Magazine collection for unique perspectives and insight into the current trends. Keep up to date with the latest news from around the globe, search for job advertisements and research companies of interest in your career area.

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

Sign Up or Log In to Zinio here

Proquest_Logo1-630x397Free access to three newspaper databases: International Newsstand, UK Newsstand, Australia & New Zealand Newsstand.
These newspaper databases provide information from nearly 1000 of the world’s top newspapers. Choose from over 900 newspaper titles. Keep up to date with the latest news from around the globe, search for job advertisements and research companies of interest in your career area.  Access to both regional and local news from countries worldwide enables researchers to compare perspective from news resources closest to where the events originate.

You can access ProQuest here with your library card

For more training videos, check out the ProQuest YouTube Channel here

Mango2Mango Languages is an online language-learning system that teaches actual conversation skills for over 50 different languages. In some instances it can also be used as an ESL learning tool. It is the place to go to have fun while learning a foreign language.

You can learn over 60 languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portugese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian and Russian and more.

Mango Languages uses real-life situations and actual conversations to more effectively teach a new language.
FREE! You just need to register first with your library card number and your email address.
Sign up or Log in to Mango Languages 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.

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.


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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