September 28, 2023
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Extend the branch: Kilkenny libraries ramp-up phased re-opening of services around the county

The facilities offered by Kilkenny County Council Library Service during lockdown have proved very popular and now they are looking to further extend what they can currently offer to the public.

The door-to-door delivery service to those over 70s continues and since it started, the service has made 427 visits across the county and 1,300 items have been distributed.

To keep up with the demand from the public, the local library service has begun a book and browse service  in Ferrybank and Loughboy libraries.

The book and browse facility is an appointment only service and patrons are being asked to contact the libraries, by either phone or by post to book a time and a date that suits them.

Visits to the library will last to a maximum of 30 minutes where you can choose your items and return your items. Some services such as printing, photocopying, and internets access remain unavailable at this time.

The contact and collect service continues to operate in Graiguenamanagh, Castlecomer and City Library. While the libraries at Thomastown, Callan and Urlingford remain closed at the present time.

Kilkenny Libraries are offering free online services, with a very popular new service called Freegal coming online soon. Described as Spotify for libraries this is an ad free music service for library members. The catalogue includes over 16 million songs, millions of albums and a facility to create your own playlist.

For further information contact Library Headquarters at (056) 056 7794174 or visit



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