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About Us

About Us

About Us

Libraries matter

Cavan County Council’s Library Service provides unlimited and free access to information, education, leisure, entertainment and business development.  CavanLibrary Service exists to improve and enhance the quality of life for all ages and all groups in society. Our service is a conduit for active citizenship and a hub for local activity.  
 

We are proud to provide:

  • Three full-time libraries - Johnston Central Library, Bailieborough Library and Cootehill Library

  • Six part-time libraries - Belturbet, Arva, Ballyconnell, Ballyjamesduff, Virginia and Kingscourt

  • Free library membership and free lending for all. Our no fines policy breaks down all barriers to library membership.

  • Three multi-purpose spaces with active and engaging arts, cultural, educational and community events programming.

  • A comprehensive Online Library Service which is available 24/7 anytime/anywhere
  • Engaging online content through social media channels
  • Free Wi-Fi and Internet access 

  • Dedicated study spaces and with access to photocopying/printing/scanning facilities

  • An extensive Local History Collection and Local History Service 

  • Library services to Preschool, Primary and Secondary Schools throughout Co. Cavan with dedicated library visit schedules

  • National Library Programmes ie. Right to Read, Healthy Ireland at Your Library, Work Matters

  • A library service at Loughan House Prison 

Our Mission & Core Values

Cavan County Council’s Library Service mission is to provide educational, informational, cultural and recreational library resources and services in a professional and inclusive way, enabling people living in County Cavan to improve the quality of their lives.

Our Core Values are

  • Open access to recorded knowledge, information and creative works

  • Commitment to literacy and learning of all kinds

  • Dedication to equality, with respect for diversity and individuality

  • Preservation of the human record

  • Delivery of excellence in services

  • Working in partnership to advance these values

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