Thursday 7 August 2014

Cork Local Studies Library cuts opening hours

Due to reduced staffing levels, Cork City Council has cut some of its library services. I'm particularly sorry to report that the Local Studies department, in the Central Library, where I've spent many happy hours researching, will no longer open on Mondays or Tuesdays. Its new timetable will restrict opening to Wednesday to Saturday inclusive, from 10am to 5:30pm.

In addition, Frank O’Connor Library in Mayfield will close on Thursdays as well as Mondays. It will be open in future on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10am to 1pm and from 2pm to 5:30pm.

Mobile Library services have also been suspended until further notice.

A sad reflection of the times.