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Work Matters

Are you looking for a job or a career change? Are you thinking of starting your own business?

The Work Matters service at your library is a perfect place to explore, research and learn new skills.

Work Matters


The Work Matters Service includes:

Free membership

Direction and help with your research

Business and employment books, journals, newspapers, reports, wirefeeds

eBooks, eAudio and eMagazines

PCs and Internet access

Space for meetings, study and research

Online learning and services with access to over 500 e-learning courses

Printing, scanning and photocopying

Workshops, presentations and networking opportunities

Language learning

What you can do:

Explore career information

Learn about support available for jobseekers

Develop new skills to boost your CV and job application

Search and apply for jobs in Ireland and abroad

Research companies and potential suppliers

Develop new skills to plan, start and grow your own business

Research funding sources for small businesses

Explore the market and identify potential customers

Research your competitors

Connect with like-minded people and share experiences

Employment Support

Public Library Career and Employment Supports

Not sure where to start? The public libraries have a broad collection relating to job seeking and employment including how to build a CV and interview skills, as well as daily newspapers, PCs and online access to help you search for employment opportunities and prepare your application. If you have any query, library staff are on hand to help.

Many public libraries also run career and employment related events throughout the year to help build your existing skills, and learn new ones.

Business Support

Public Library Business Supports

If you’re thinking about starting or growing your business, public libraries are an ideal starting point. They will support you in finding the information you need, whatever the nature of your business.

In addition to resources on starting and running a business, public libraries have a full range of stock on all interests from craft and design to food, technology, environment and much more.

Prefer digital? Check out the e-resources below, all available for free to library members

Many public libraries also offer hot-desking and meeting facilities, PC and internet access, relevant courses, workshops and a programme of events throughout the year to help you build a successful business.