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Work Matters

Work Matters at the Library

Are you looking for a job or a career change? Are you thinking of starting your own business? With professional staff and access to a broad range of services, the library is a place to explore, learn and connect.  

Work Matters is a national initiative that supports job seekers and entrepreneurs. 

The Work Matters Service includes:
What you can do: 
  • Free membership
  • Direction and help with your research
  • Business and employment books, journals, newspapers
  • 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
  • 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.

Library e resources

Borrowbox is a key online resource that now offers an excellent range of business and self-development ebooks and eaudiobooks to help support Work Matters.

You’ll find these books under the business and employment link in Borrowbox.


Libby for online business magazines


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Are you searching for a job, use Press Reader for free to search the national and international newspapers employment sections.

Follow innovation and find new ideas in the national and international press to help your business thrive

Other useful resources and links  

Preparing a job application

 Searching for jobs

 Coping with unemployment

 Aptitude tests

 Local Enterprise Office

 Other useful links