Public libraries are a useful source of information. Your local library offers many services in addition to the provison of books- they stock audio books, music, prints and paintings, dictionaries, directories, encyclopaedias, government publications, business information, yearbooks and atlases. You will also find a vast amount of journals and periodicals, including newspapers and magazines in your library. Every library in Ireland offers internet services.
Many public libraries, particularly the larger ones, provide resources to enable users to learn or follow a course of study themselves. These include language learning booths and computer based training materials. Ask for details at your local branch.
For more information on public libraries visit the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government website. Here you will find useful links which will allow you to access information such as the addresses of all the public libraries throughout Ireland.