Clare County Library provides 16 public library service points across County Clare, giving extensive library coverage to the major towns and villages of County Clare.
A reference library and County Clare’s primary resource centre, the Local Studies Centre in Ennis, allows for research into the history, culture, and heritage of County Clare, and includes local newspapers, journals and periodicals, maps, census returns, parish histories, sporting and religious histories, and photographs. The Local Studies Centre is popular with local historians, students, researchers, journalists and writers.
Clare County Library provides free internet access in all of its libraries, and is available to members and visitors alike.
Clare County Library is a child-orientated service. Children’s events, both regular and occasional, take place in libraries across the county throughout the year. Amongst the library activities organised for children are story-telling sessions, fun and entertainment events, educational events, competitions, reading challenges, publications and promotions. All Clare libraries stock a comprehensive collection of books for children of all ages.
Clare County Library operates extensive opening hours at its service points, including evenings and Saturdays at selected libraries. Most libraries have wheelchair access and disability/mobility aids.
Clare County Library’s comprehensive website at www.clarelibrary.ie includes on-line catalogue, borrower account service, library news and blog, library events calendar, photographic collections, historical and genealogical resources, public forums, children’s library services, special library services, opening hours and contacts for each library branch, and library membership information.
Please contact the particular library in advance for advice and assistance.