About Us


The public Library Service performs an essential role in our communities by providing access to information, knowledge, lifelong learning and leisure reading in an inclusive manner.  The Laois library service is delivered through a network of 4 full-time branches and 6 part-time branches. Library Services in the county continue to provide an excellent space for sections of the local community.  The public libraries in Laois offer  more than just books  and have wide ranging services in all branches. These include  broadband internet services at very reasonable rates, printing , photocopying and scanning facilities, free WIFI for members, audio books, DVDS, music , online resources,  daily newspapers and magazines,  free events and clubs.  Modern libraries offer a rich cultural and educational environment that provides a space and access for those who wish to enrich their day to day lives.

Library Headquarters and Local History

Address: Old Mill, Church Street, Portlaoise, Co. Laois.
Email: library@laoiscoco.ie

Local History Hours of Business: By appointment only, Monday – Thursday 9am – 5pm

Library Contacts

Acting County Librarian

Bernie Foran
0578594980 (please dial number in full)

Local History

Sinead Holland

05785994982 (please dial number in full)