Aidan Heavey Public Library
Athlone Civic Centre,
Tel: +353 (0)90 644 2157/8/9
The Aidan Heavey Library enjoys a town centre location as part of the award winning Civic Offices built in 2004. This modern purpose-built facility replaces the old library which had been housed in the Fr. Mathew Hall, Athlone since 1949.
|Monday||10.00 - 17.30|
|Tuesday||10.00 - 20.00
|Wednesday||11.00 - 17.30|
|Thursday||10:00 - 20.00|
|Friday||10.00 - 17.00|
|Saturday||10.00 - 13.30|
|Bank Holiday||Closed Sat-Mon|
- Public internet access via dedicated cyber skills computer stations.
- Multi-media informational and learning packages.
- Online access to the library catalogue and e-government services.
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- Language learning resources.
- Video viewing.
- Study facilities for students.
- Meeting room facilities for community exhibitions and events.
- FÁS elarning computer sessions.
- Information on local history.
- Opportunities for class visits.
- Events for children.
The Aidan Heavey Library is a modern inclusive space offering the following services:
- Range of large print books and books on tape.
- Collections of material for people learning to read.
- Platform lift to the childrens library /local studies room.
- T-loop system for those with hearing aids
- CCTV magnifying system for those who find it difficult to read small print.
- Computer packages which will allow people who have difficulty reading to scan text and then listen to it.
- Gearoid O’Brien, Senior Executive Librarian,
- Mae Mc Lynn, Executive Librarian, Branch Manager.
- Aine O’Regan, Senior Library Assistant
- Anne McDermott, Library Assistant
- Elsie Prendergast, Library Assistant
- Kathleen Cleary, Library Assistant
- Lorraine Dockery, Branch Librarian.