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Browse and Borrow Services

Kilkenny County Council Library service is pleased to welcome back library users, with access to library services as follows:

  •          Stop-Go at City Library;
  •          Book & Browse at Castlecomer, Graiguenamanagh, Loughboy, Ferrybank & Urlingford libraries;
  •          Contact & Collect at Callan & Thomastown libraries.

Library visits are limited to 30 minutes in duration. To maintain social distancing the maximum number accommodated in each library is:

  • Castlecomer (10)
  • Graiguenamanagh (12)
  • City Library (12)
  • Loughboy (12)
  • Ferrybank (10)
  • Urlingford (8)

Callan & Thomastown libraries operate a Contact & Collect service at the door.

 Stop-Go at City Library, John's Quay:

Booking your visit is no longer required. When you arrive at City Library, look at the tablet screen inside the front door. 

If the screen is green, you may begin your library visit:


If the screen is red, please wait until it turns green before you begin your visit. Staff will help you, if required.


Book & Browse at Castlecomer, Graiguenamanagh, Loughboy, Ferrybank and Urlingford libraries:


Members must book a separate slot for each individual. Children under 12 must be accompanied by Parent/ Guardian.

Click the button to use the online booking form:


 Services currently not available

  • Reference Services
  • Leisure Seating
  • PC Internet/Wi-Fi Access and associated services
  • Toys/Games
  • Library Events/Programming in branches
  • Toilet access – except in emergencies   

 Services that are available - Stop and Go, Book and Browse Libraries only

  • Mobile/Wi-fi printing click here for details
  • Photocopying - ask staff
  • Surfbox services (City and Castlecomer)

Library Contact details 

Castlecomer Library at
Graiguenamanagh Library at
City Library at
Loughboy Library at
Ferrybank Library at
056 4440561
056 7794178
056 7794174
056 7794176
051 897200
Urlingford Library at urlingford@kilkennylibrary.ie056 7794182

Contact & Collect at Callan and Thomastown libraries:


·         Ring or email  the relevant branch or alternatively access our online form to request a slot by clicking button below


Callan Library:                            056 779 4183

Thomastown Library:     056 779 4331

Other Services

  • You can access eBooks and eAudiobooks, emagazines, online music,  digital newspapers and digital learning etc. through our Online Library 

  • Door To Door Service for over 65’s contact Library H.Q on 056 7794160

  • Online events and programming see and on our Social Media platforms

Data Privacy Notice

A detailed description of how Kilkenny County Library address data protection issues can be found by accessing the following web page links –
Our privacy Statement can be accessed here
Kilkenny County Councils Data Protection Policy here
Details of how you can exercise your rights as a data subject under GDPR here
Contact details for Kilkenny County Council’s Data Protection Officer, Corporate Services,
Kilkenny County Council, County Hall, John Street, Kilkenny. Telephone: 056 7794277  E-Mail: