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City Library, John's Quay



Address: John’s Quay, Kilkenny     

Area:Telephone: +353 56 77 94174/75

Contact Person: Aisling Kelly


City library June 09

Opening Hours

Tuesday & Wednesday10am - 1pm; 2-8pm
Thursday & Friday
10am - 1pm; 2-5pm
10am - 1.30pm


The City  Library is situated on John’s Quay directly across the river from the Dunnes' Stores car park. To access from city centre go over John’s Bridge & turn immediately left . The library has a car park at the rear.

Library Access

Kilkenny County Council Library Service is committed to the provision of an equitable service for all.

  • This location is wheelchair accessible, and a hearing loop system for use with hearing aids is available.
  • Open System Checkout and Returns (OSCAR): self-service system for issuing and returning items
  • Audio and large print stock.                              
  • Adult literacy stock.
  • Assistive technology - Kurweil 1000/3000, Zoom text magnifier and Jaws.
  • Customer Care kit - magnifiers, pen grips and signature templates.


  • Online Public Access Catalogue & access to the Irish Times Digital Archive, Access to the Ordnance Survey of  Ireland Historic Maps
  • Internet and WIFI access is available free to library members
  • Photocopying and printing facilities for computers
  • Lexis Nexis - online news and business information free on public library pcs
  • Vision-Net - company information for Ireland and the UK, free on public library pcs
  • FAS computer courses
  • Adult and Children’s lending sections
  • DVDs
  • Study areas and reference area
  • Local History section
  • Request and Inter Library Loan service.
  • Application Forms for Motor Tax, Passport etc.
  • Register of Electors
  • Driver theory test CD
  • Community Noticeboard / Information
  • County Development Plan
  • Road maps
  •  Lectures
  • Children’s storytelling & craft workshops
  • Talking Books for Adults and Children on CD and Tape
  • Block Loans to community groups and institutions.
  • Language courses and adult literacy collection.
  • Foreign language books
  • Children's Activities / Class Visits
  • Local and national newspapers
  • Self-service check-in / out option.

Public Toilet/ Wheelchair toilet and baby changing facilities are available.


Related Links:

Kilkenny County Library HQ, John’s Green House, John’s Green, Kilkenny
Tel: +353 (0) 56 7794160 | Fax: +353 (0) 56 7794168 | Email: info@kilkennylibrary.ie
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