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SUMMER OPENING HOURS

Carlow County Library Local Studies and Archives Department will open from Monday to Wednesdays (9:45-1 & 2-5PM) beginning May 6th, 2014. There will be no service outside of these hours. Carlow Central Library will maintain one late opening on Tuesday nights for the summer months. Our apologies for the invonvenience caused.

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How to Join the Library


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All applicants over 18 must provide proof of address and photo id i.e. a bank statement, driver licence etc.

An annual charge of €10 applies to all working adults.

Student membership is free but a valid student photo id and proof of home address must be presented.

Free membership for persons in receipt of Social Welfare, must provide proof in the form of a social welfare receipt or book.

Free membership for senior citizens, a valid bus pass or pension book is sufficient as proof.

Free membership for persons under-18 a parent or guardian must be present at the time of application as signature is required for under-18 membership.

A Block Loan facility is available for teachers and facilitators of groups. Thirty items can be borrowed for 3 weeks. Guarantors on Block Loan accounts are responsible for all items borrowed under that account.

How many items can you borrow!!

Once joined adults and children over 14 can borrow 6 items.
Children under 14 years can borrow 4 items.

How long can I borrow items for?

All materials can be borrowed for 3 weeks, this period may be extended if the item is not requested by another borrower, either in person, by phone or on-line (using Pin number request this from your library).

If you are late returning, fines will be incurred 10c per week an item is overdue. But this can be avoided by using the free text messaging service we offer which reminds you to renew your books!!

What you can borrow

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There are a wide range of items to choose from in Carlow County Libraries e.g.

Fiction Books
Large Print Books
Non-Fiction Books
DVD's
Music CD's
Talking Books
Language Packs

Dewey Decimal Classification for Non-fiction Books

000-099 Computers, Information & Generalities
100-199 Philosophy & Psychology
200-299 Religion
300-399 Social Sciences, Environment, Myths & Legends
400-499 Languages & Language Learning
500-599 Sciences & Mathematics
600-699 Technology, Medical/Health & Applied Sciences
700-799 The Arts
800-899 Literature
900-999 Geography, Biography & History