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New Opening Hours at Local Studies Centre

Clare Champion, Friday, 2nd November 2007

Staff restructuring at the Clare Local Studies Centre in Ennis has resulted in opening hours being extended. Every Tuesday and Friday nights, the reference library and research centre will remain open until 8.00 pm.

"The new hours will provide an opportunity for students, researchers and those working by day to access the resources of the Centre outside of office hours", explained Noel Crowley, Clare County Librarian. He added, "Along with the extended opening hours on Tuesday and Friday, the Centre will remain open until 5.30 pm on every other weekday and from 10.00 am to 2.00 pm on Saturdays."

Clare County Library's Local Studies Centre is a reference library and research centre dedicated to the collection of material on any aspect of County Clare. Located at the Manse, beside the de Valera Library on Harmony Row in Ennis, it is open to the public free of charge. It aims to collect all published books relating to Clare, all books by Clare-born authors and any general publications containing Clare material.

According to Peter Beirne, Executive Librarian at the Local Studies Centre, the Clare Collection contains over 2,000 titles dealing primarily with the history, archaeology and topography of the county.

The new opening Hours are as follows:
Monday, Wednesday & Thursday:
10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. and 2.00 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.
Tuesday & Friday:
10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. and 2.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.
Saturday:
10.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m.

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