24 May 2022

New and improved online system on the way for Kilkenny library members

New and improved online system on the way for Kilkenny library members

The Carnegie Library in Kilkenny City

Kilkenny County Council Library service is introducing a new online library system for members, which will offer an enhanced experience managing your library accounts online, browsing a catalogue of 12 million items, and ordering items.

Launching on March 29, the new system has many improved features such as managing reading lists and offering recommendations to readers and links to useful resources.

Members can also reserve eBooks and eAudiobooks as well as physical books in one searchable catalogue.

“We are looking forward to offering our library members and enhanced and modern platform to do their library business,” said County Librarian, Josephine Coyne.

“We always strive to ensure our services are as accessible and easy to use as possible, and this is certainly a step in the right direction.”

Unfortunately, there will be some service disruption in the lead up to the launch of the new system.

Online accounts will not be available from March 21-28, and requesting items will not be possible.

This is because it will take some time to move information from one system to another and during that time. 

If you’re not already a library member, you can join online through '' or in any county library.

All library members can borrow up to 12 items at a time, and choose from a catalogue of 12 million items. 

Library members can also instantly borrow and download eBooks and eAudiobooks using the library’s Borrowbox app. 

Access to online newspapers and magazines is also available through the PressReader and Libby apps. 

There’s always a lot going on in your local library too, so check out '' or follow @kilkennylibrary to stay updated.

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