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Search for a book

The library catalogue offers 24 hour access to our national stock service.



The library catalogue offers 24 hour access to our stock. You can browse from home to see what your local library has. You do not have to be a member to search the catalogue.

Search the catalogue here.


Using the Catalogue

Advantages of being a member:

You can check what items you have borrowed, and renew those items, or request that a title be held for you. To do this visit the library catalogue. Once there, you will find an option called My account. To use the My account facilities, you will be asked to enter:

  • your name
  • your 14-digit library card barcode
  • and your four-digit personal identification no. (PIN), you can get this by asking our staff.

Check your account :

The menu on the left lets you see your loans, fines, or holds (requests).

Online renewals :

Select the loans option, tick the boxes to the left of each title. You can select Renew All or Renew marked  to extend the loan. Items can be renewed provided they are not already requested by another library member. An item can only be renewed 5 times.

Online book requests :

Westmeath Library members can now request items from any public library in Ireland, simply login to the Encore catalogue and you can request from anywhere for delivery to your local library.


If you cannot find the book you are looking for please use our

Online Requests

Remember: your membership must be current to use this service. For assistance please contact us by emailing us at library@westmeathcoco.ie