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Library Services available during Covid-19 closure

Our e-resources including e-books, audio books, magazines, online language learning and other courses are still available even though the libraries are closed.

Overdue books

Don’t worry about overdue library books/CDs etc ! We have extended the due date for all items until December 2nd and will extend further if necessary. There are no fines on overdue library books anyway.

Outdated memberships

All memberships that were due to expired during the level 5 period have being renewed until December 2nd so this shouldn’t affect people trying to use the online resources. If your membership expired outside of this period please email


If you don't have a library PIN or if you can't remember it, follow the instructions below on how to create or reset your library PIN. This can only be done if you have provided us with your email address on your library account. You'll also need your library card number/barcode.
(Note: if your library barcode number starts with the letters CE please replace them with the digits 09)

  1. Go to the Encore login screen.
  2. Click on Forget Your PIN or don't have one
  3. Enter your barcode and submit
  4. You will receive an email with a link to reset your PIN
  5. Click on the link in the email and then follow the instructions.

Please note: PINs should be four digits.

If you don't have a PIN and you haven't given us your email address then you'll need to email us at to set one up for you.

New members

If you are not a library member, you can join up to use the e-resources even though the library is closed. Please see link below to join the library today.


Our e-resources including e-books, audio books, magazines, online language learning and other courses are still available. You need to join up separately for these services using your library card number. Follow the instructions for each service on the library homepage. All e-resources are free of charge.

  • BorrowBox allows you to borrow either e-audio or e-books any time of day from anywhere. It is available online or as an app you can download to your smartphone or mobile device. All you need is an email address, your library barcode and a PIN number.
  • RBdigital Magazines offers a large collection of popular e-magazines. You can check out an unlimited number of magazines and keep them in your account for as long as you wish. You can use RBdigital Magazines on your computer or on a tablet/smartphone through the RBdigital mobile app.
  • Transparent Languages helps you learn more than 100 foreign languages online. 
  • PressReader is an online newsstand with thousands of the world's most popular newspapers and magazines, including Irish titles.
  • Universal Class offers access to over 400 free online e-learning courses from accounting to writing skills.
  • If you have trouble accessing online resources such as BorrowBox, check the support details for that service on the website. If that doesn't help contact your local library (staff are still there) or send an email to

Page last reviewed: 30/10/20

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Clare Library Headquarters
Mill Road
Co. Clare
V95 FX32
(065) 6846350
Opening hours
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
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