General Information

Kildare Library Service – Change to Service Arrangements

Following the announcement from Government, that the entire country is to be moved to level 3 ‘with modifications’ of Recovery and Resilience 2020-2021: Plan for Living with Covid-19, the following arrangements will now be in place for Kildare Libraries from Tuesday 1st December.

Open by Appointment

Kildare Libraries in Athy, Celbridge, Kildare, Leixlip, Maynooth, Naas and Newbridge will provide this service during normal service hours.

We are pleased to announce that you can book a 30 minute browsing appointment at

Please do not attend the library, borrow or return library items, if you or someone in your household has symptoms of Covid-19. Please do not resume any of these library services until you, or they, have completed the 14 day isolation period and are fever free for the last 5 days. During your visit, please adhere to public health advice regarding social distancing, hand washing/sanitising and mask wearing. Please remember to bring your library card to avail of self-service options for borrowing and returning library items. If you have lost your card, staff will provide you with a replacement.

Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Contact & Collect Request Service

Kildare Libraries in Ballitore, Clane, Castledermot, Kilcullen, Kilcock, Monasterevin and Rathangan will provide this service during normal service hours.

Library items can be ordered online:

Once your requested item(s) have been received by your chosen pick-up library, you will be notified via your chosen method. You then contact the library to arrange a collection time.

A full list of our library contact information is available at

You can also return items to the library via external library book bins, where available, or by contacting your nearest library to make arrangements.

In all situations, the health and safety of library users and staff will be paramount. Social distancing will be observed where library users interact with services, and all health and safety protocols will be observed.

You can continue to use your library online!

Full details are on our website

Follow the library team on social media for up to date information on current events and service developments

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