Work Matters at the Library

Work Matters is an integral part of the National Library Strategy and aims to support job seekers and small business entrepreneurs.

  • Work Matters at the Library

Do you run your own business or are you thinking of starting one? Looking for work or a change of career? Let your library guide your search.

Limerick City and County Library service acts as a support for those seeking employment and supports the information and research needs of locally based entrepreneurs, start-ups and SMEs, by facilitating and promoting a range of services in your local library.


What can your library offer you?

  • Professional library staff to facilitate your search for employment.
  • Access to business and employment books, journals, newspapers and online resources.
  • Access to eBooks, eAudio and eMagazines.
  • Online learning and services with access to over 500 e-learning courses.
  • Access to PCs and the Internet, and free Wi-Fi.
  • Printing, photocopying and scanning services.
  • Online catalogue to browse, order items and extend your loans.
  • Study and research facilities.

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What can you do through your library?

  • Develop new skills to plan, start and grow your business.
  • Research funding sources for small businesses.
  • Research companies and potential employers.
  • Learn how to protect and exploit your ideas.
  • Connect with like-minded colleagues and share experiences.
  • Search and apply for jobs in Ireland and abroad.
  • Explore job and career information online and in the library.
  • Find out what supports are available for job seekers.
  • Attend information sessions and develop new skills.

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Library branches facilitating Work Matters services

Abbeyfeale Library
Phone: (068) 32488

Adare Library
Phone: (061) 396822

Dooradoyle Library
Phone: (061) 556860

Granary Library
Phone: (061) 507510

Kilmallock Library
Phone: (061) 556160

Newcastle West Library
Phone: (069) 62273

Watch House Cross Library
Phone: (061) 557726

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Free Online Services

Online Courses

Universal Class is a powerful new online continuing education service designed specifically for use by the patrons of public libraries. With a growing catalogue of over 400 courses, Universal Class is committed to providing only the most affordable and highest quality online training. With real instructors guiding the learning in a collaborative learning environment, students enjoy an engaging and measurable learning experience.

Register for Universal Class here.


Limerick City and County Council Library Service provides free access to the RBDigital magazine service. Browse the online RBDigital Magazine collection, which includes The Economist, Forbes, Newsweek and OCC, as well as sector-specific titles, for unique perspectives and insight into the current trends. All you need to sign up for the service is your library card number.

Sign up or log onto RBDigital here.


ProQuest offers free access to three newspaper databases: International Newsstand, UK Newsstand, and Australia & New Zealand Newsstand. These newspaper databases provide information from nearly 1000 of the world’s top newspapers. Choose from titles such as The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and The Irish Times. Access to both regional and local news from countries worldwide enables researchers to compare perspectives from news resources closest to where the events originate.

Using your library card you can access ProQuest here.


Mango Languages is an online language-learning system that teaches actual conversation skills for over 50 different languages. In some instances, it can also be used as an ESL learning tool. It is the place to go to have fun while learning a foreign language.
You can learn over 60 languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian and Russian and more. Mango Languages uses real-life situations and actual conversations to more effectively teach a new language. You just need to register first using your library card number and your email address.

Sign up or log onto Mango Languages here.

eBooks / eAudiobooks

BorrowBox offers a large collection of international authors of the world’s best eBooks and eAudio books including books on Management, Marketing and Leadership. To access eBooks/eAudiobooks on your phone or tablet, download the BorrowBox Library app from the ITunes App Store while Android users will find the app in the Google Play Store. Once you have installed the app, search for Limerick in the ‘Library’ field provided and then sign in using your library membership card number and your PIN. We are always adding new titles, so visit often and make the most of your library membership.

Sign up or Log in to BorrowBox here.

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Useful Links for Business

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Useful Links for Employment and Further Education

For full details of public library services for employment and business, a comprehensive overview of free resources and information on government organisations and agencies that support those seeking employment and career changes, and support Irish businesses, click here.

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This service is provided by

Libraries and Museum Department

Phone +353 61 556526
Limerick City and County Council, Dooradoyle Road, Dooradoyle, Limerick, V94 AP03