Membership of all library authorities is free. You can join at any age and use the library services. If you are under 18 years you should ask your parent/guardian to accept the terms and conditions on your behalf. Please click here for information on the range of services that are on offer at your library. You can renew your membership annually.
Joining the library
In order to join a person must complete an application form, either online or in person. S/he must visit a library and produce photographic identification (who they are) and proof of current address (where they live) to activate membership.
Children and young people under the age of eighteen years must get the permission of a parent or guardian to join the library. Parents/guardians are responsible for their children in the library, their children’s selections and use of library materials and services, including access to the Internet.
Adults and persons with a young adult’s ticket can access the Internet in the library, subject to the Internet access policy.
Your library card is individual to you. It may not be used by anyone else. Bring your card to the library every time you visit.
You are asked to advise library staff, as soon as possible, of any changes in membership details or loss of library card.
Membership will allow you to use the library services as follows:
Adult: access to all library collections, services and to the Internet subject to the Terms and Conditions outlined.
Child under 12: access to the children’s library, to DVDs up to a PG rating, and to children’s Internet services.*
Young Adult 12-14: access to the children’s and young adult library, to DVDs up to a 12 rating, and to children’s Internet services.*
Young Adult 15-17: access to the adult library, to DVDs up to 15 rating, and to internet services.*
*Internet access may vary according to the library you are using – please check with your local library.
You must at all times observe the Library‘s Code of Conduct while using the library facilities.
You must comply with the conditions of the Copyright and Related Rights Act 2000.
Public libraries operate within the statutory framework in relation to all services including the Code of Behaviour for the protection and safeguarding of children in public libraries 2014. Library users must comply with all associated requirements.
A PIN will be issued with your membership card at the time you join the library. This number will be required to use any of our PCs or online services.
PINS can be reset online at: https://librariesireland.iii.com/iii/encore/myaccount
It is your responsibility to ensure that your PIN is not shared with anyone else, written on your library card or anywhere that would compromise the safety of your PIN.
Fees and Charges
There are no charges for items that are brought back on time. You will receive a reminder 3 days before your item is due back. You can renew your items online, by telephone or in person at a branch.
A first overdue reminder will be sent the day before the item is due back; the second after three weeks and the third after nine weeks.
Patrons will be charged €0.05 per day for any items not returned or renewed by the due date.
You must pay the replacement cost of items that are lost or damaged.
Patrons may reserve items for collection at the library of their choice. (A patron may have a maximum of 12 reserves at any one time.)
You are asked to pay promptly any fees and charges, including fines for late return of items, associated with the use of library facilities, materials and services.
Parents and legal guardians are responsible for any charges or fines incurred by their children in their use of the library.
Patrons who accrue €20.00 in fines will have their borrowing privileges withdrawn.