Libraries across Wicklow are encouraging members to avail of their local library. My Open Library offers library members the opportunity to use their local library between 8am-10pm, 7 days a week.
With 13 Library branches across the county, 2 of these offering ‘My Open Library’ services and a mobile library service visiting 32 locations across the county, using your local library has never been easier.
Mark Sayers, Executive Librarian at Wicklow Library says that ‘there was a large number of students using the My Open Library facility between April and June in particular as students prepared for their state examinations. We are now encouraging other users to avail of the extended hours available to My Open Library members. Parents who are at work all day can now use the library with their children before school or in the evenings. The library is also a great place to work if you need a quiet space and for private calls, we do have a private room which can be booked for video calls.’
My Open Library provides members with access 8am – 10pm, 7 days a week. To become a member of MOL, you will need to be 16yrs+. There is a compulsory health and safety demonstration for new members. In Arklow Library, these take place Monday – Saturdays @ 4pm and Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 7pm. In Wicklow Library, induction is on an individual basis. Under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult for the safety demonstration.
Local Libraries also provide access to over 400 courses, regular exhibitions, online language courses, music events, access to audio and ebooks, childrens events and internet access – all free!
To find out more about your local library, visit https://www.wicklow.ie/Living/Services/Libraries
To join your local library, just call into anyone of the 13 county branches or one of the 32 mobile locatios with photo id and documentation to verify your name and address.