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Opening Hours

What are your opening hours?

Use this Opening Hours link for all library opening hours.


How can I contact  Donegal County Libraries?

For Donegal County Library Service, use this Library Administration link.

For an individual library, use this Contact Us link.


What are the opening times for Branch Libraries? - What about holiday arrangements?

Library opening hours vary.  Use this Opening Hours link for all library opening hours. 

Holiday arrangements will vary in each branch.  All libraries close for a number of days during Christmas, Easter, St Patrick’s Day and public holidays. You can contact individual libraries for more detailed information using the Find Your Library link above.

Closures will also be posted on the Library Website.


Can I leave my children in the library unattended?

Donegal County Library Service do not advise leaving unaccompanied children under 12 in the library as they can become bored and disruptive.

We advise that:

  • Children under 7 years cannot be left unattended in the library at any time. 
  • Children 7-12 years can be left unaccompanied for an hour to choose books, do homework or use computers. 
  • Young people over 13 years may use the library unaccompanied. 

Please ask staff for details of Donegal County Library’s Children’s Policy.


Can I carry out my library business in the Irish language?

In line with current legislation, all Donegal libraries are committed to providing a service in the Irish language, where requested.  Some staff are more proficient than others, so we ask library users to be patient while staff receive ongoing training.

All staff in libraries in Gaeltacht areas are fluent in Irish. The first language of Leabharlann Phobail na Rosann and Leabharlann Phobail Ghaoth Dobhair is Irish.


Do you provide facilities for people with disabilities?

Donegal County Library Service has an ‘Access for All’ policy and is compliant with the Disability Act 2005.  Access improvements are being implemented on an ongoing basis.

If you have any difficulty with access, please bring it to the attention of library staff.


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