Posted 14/12/2018

Kildare County Library

Kildare County Council has a network of 15 branch libraries throughout out the county. There is also a Mobile Library Service, a Local Studies and Genealogy Service and the County Archives. 

The library has a number of online services including

  • eLibrary: the online Catalogue
  • eManage your online account
  • eMagazines: - Online magazines
  • eLearning: Universal Class - Online Continuing Education Courses
  • eLanguage: Transparent Language Online - Language Learning system
  • eBooks: Kildare Digital Library
  • eHistory: Online Electronic History Journal
  • eReference: Oxford/Britannica

Why not drop into your local branch.There are library branches in
  • Athy
  • Ballitore
  • Castledermot
  • Celbridge
  • Clane
  • Clocha Rince
  • Kilcock
  • Kilcullen
  • Kildare Town
  • Leixlip
  • Maynooth
  • Monasterevin
  • Naas
  • Newbridge
  • Rathangan

Or check out the Kildare County Library website to find out about all the services they offer -

Arts Service

  Kildare County Council Arts services provides advice, information and support services for the Arts in Kildare and it encourages participation in the arts as maker, participant, and audience

It has Artists in Residence programmes, commissions new work and manages grant aid and other arts award opportunities.

For more information visit their website -

Readers' Pages

 Kildare County Library also has Readers' Pages for Adults, Teens, Children and Teachers.
It has Special Collections and Partnerships including Toys, Technology and Training (TTT).
The library has also published a number of books by local writers and related to the county.

Local Studies, Genealogy, and Archives


The Kildare Local Studies Department has a collection of books, periodicals, maps, photographs and newspapers relating to all aspects of County Kildare.

It contains an extensive collection of primary and secondary resources and a reading room with research facilities.

The Genealogy Department provides a professional genealogical research service to identify, collect and record historical and genealogical information relating to Co. Kildare.

The County Archive is located at Riverbank, Main St. Newbridge, County Kildare.