Westmeath Libraries services Sept 2021 update

From Monday, 20th September 2021, Westmeath Libraries are extending our services. As well as offering browsing and borrowing facilities, you will now be able to book a study space or use a computer or wifi. In addition, we welcome access to our Local Studies departments in Athlone and Mullingar.

In order to ensure that everyone has a safe and enjoyable visit, we would ask that everyone maintain physical distancing and good hand hygiene and that visits should not exceed 2 hours.We encourage everyone to use our self-service kiosks to issue and return items. 

  • You can download the free Westmeath Libraries App which will allows  you to search the catalogue and checkout your own books using your phone. (Apple | Android)
  • Our Surfbox printers will be available for photocopying and to collect printing ordered remotely.  Visit: https://www.printcopyandgo.com/print-location-search/ to access remote printing options in your local library.
  • Our public computers may be booked for 15 minute or 1 hour sessions.
  • Study spaces must be booked in advance - please click here for details
  • Group visits and events remain unavailable at present. 

Athlone, Mullingar, Moate, Castlepollard and Kilbeggan will open with late night service on Thursdays. We are also delighted to extend Kilbeggan Library opening hours to include Mondays. 

Monday10.00-5.0010.00-5.0010.00-5.0010.00-5.0010.00 – 5.00
Thursday10.00 –8.0010.00 –8.0010.00 –8.0010.00 –8.0010.00 –8.00

There will be a limit on the  number of visitors allowed into each library at any one time. Everyone should continue to  wear a face covering while in the libraries. 

Our online request system continues to offer free access to the stock of libraries around Ireland – Requests can be placed at https://librariesireland.iii.com/iii/encore/? 

We look forward to welcoming you back in our libraries from Monday. Any updates to services will be advertised on our website westmeathculture.handywebdesign.ie/Library as well as on our social media platform

Content Last Updated/Reviewed: 18/09/2021