Clare County Library
Your Library Your Website
In the interest of preventing the further spread of COVID-19, all public libraries in County Clare will remain closed to the public until further notice. This includes the Local Studies Centre and Library Headquarters.
We will commence the national phased re-opening of libraries by providing a contact and collect service from Monday, 8th June.
Thank you for your understanding.
If you are not already a member you can join the library to avail of our online services:
Services available during closure
Contact and Collect service
Clare County Library service will commence the national phased re-opening of libraries by providing a contact and collect service from Monday, 8th June. Members of the public can contact a number of branches throughout the county to order library items and will then be able to collect from the library at a designated time at the front door of libraries. This service is available for all library members.
Delivery Service for Cocooning Adults
Clare County Library service is delighted to announce the commencement of a new delivery service of library books and other materials for cocooning and housebound adults from Tuesday, 5th May. This service is part of Clare County Council’s #InThisTogether campaign. This campaign encourages everyone to stay connected, stay active and look after your mental health. The library delivery service is one of a range of activities supported by Clare County Council.
Overdue books renewal
Don’t worry about overdue library books/CDs etc! We have extended the due date for all items until the 30th June and will extend further if necessary. There are no fines on overdue library books anyway.
Outdated membership renewal
All memberships that have expired since January or due to expire by June 29th have been renewed until 30th June so this shouldn’t affect people trying to use the online resources. If your membership expired before January 1st 2020 please email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you don't have a library PIN or if you can't remember
it, follow the instructions below on how to create or reset your library
PIN. This can only be done if you have provided us with your email address
on your library account. You'll also need your library card number/barcode.
Please note: PINs should be four digits.
If you don't have a PIN and you haven't given us your email address then you'll need to email us at email@example.com to set one up for you.
If you are not a library member, you can join up to use the e-resources even though the library is closed. Click on the JOIN NOW button above or on the library homepage. Fill in the online form and once you submit it you will get a temporary library number and you can set up a library PIN. With those, you'll be able to access our online services straightaway.
Our e-resources including e-books, audio books, magazines, online language learning and other courses are still available. You need to join up separately for these services using your library card number. Follow the instructions for each service on the library homepage. All e-resources are free of charge. Parents and legal guardians are responsible for their children’s selection and use of library materials and services, including access to digital content and apps.
BorrowBox allows you to borrow either e-audio or e-books any time of day from anywhere. It is available online or as an app you can download to your smartphone or mobile device. All you need is an email address, your library barcode and a PIN number.
RBDigital Magazines offers a large collection of popular e-magazines. You can check out an unlimited number of magazines and keep them in your account for as long as you wish. You can use RBdigital Magazines on your computer or on a tablet/smartphone through the RBdigital mobile app.
RBDigital Comics brings the best comic titles from major brands to RBdigital mobile apps and browsers. Comics display in their own unique collection carousel in the RBdigital app. You can search by comic title and series. Comics checkout and reading options are just like magazines - read through the RBdigital app or online in your browser.
Transparent Languages helps you learn more than 100 foreign languages online.
PressReader is an online newsstand with thousands of the world's most popular newspapers and magazines, including Irish titles.
Universal Class offers access to over 400 free online e-learning courses from accounting to writing skills.
uLibrary gives you free access to 500 eAudiobook titles that can be borrowed for 28 days. These eAudiobooks have been made available free of charge by Ulverscroft and will be available until the end of July 2020.
Tumblebooks is an online resource especially designed for children. This online resource includes unique animated talking picture books, read-along chapter books, National Geographic videos, non-fiction books, playlists, as well as books in Spanish and French. The collection also includes Graphic Novels.
If you have trouble accessing online resources such as BorrowBox, check the support details for that service on the website. If that doesn't help send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will help you out as soon as we can.