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Leabharlann Phoiblí Seán Lemass, An Sionna
Seán Lemass Public Library, Shannon

Contact: Ms. Caroline Aherne, Sean Lemass Public Library, Town Centre, Shannon, County Clare, V14 WK50.
Tel: (061) 364266
Shannon Library


  • Extensive range of books for adults and children .
  • Comprehensive collection of CDs and DVDs.
  • Magazines and newspapers.
  • Story-time for children.
  • Adult and Children's bookclubs.
  • Film Book Club
  • Scrabble club.
  • IT skills training.
  • Free public access Internet PCs with Open Office suite
  • Free WiFi.
  • Self-service Kiosks
  • Self-service Printing, Scanning and Photocopying
  • Community noticeboard.
  • Study space.
  • Acitvities and events for children and adults.
  • Class visits
  • Toy and Sensory Resource Collection

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Opening Hours:

Monday 10.00 a.m to 1.00 p.m. and 2.00 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.
Tuesday and Friday 10.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m.
Wednesday and Thursday 10.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.
Saturday 10.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m.

Regular events:

The Internet and Email for Beginners
Wednesdays 10.00am - 11.00am
These drop-in classes take place each week for one hour and are run by library staff, and provide an introduction to the Internet and Email. Sessions are free of charge.

Introduction to Online Resources
Wednesdays 10.00am - 11.00am
Library staff will explain how to access our various online resources such as Mango Languages (learn over 70 languages online) and Universal Class (free access to over 400 online courses in various subjects). E-books and e-audiobooks are also available through Borrowbox and online magazines through Zinio.

Storytime for children
Tuesdays at 4.00pm for children age 4 - 6 yrs.

Scrabble Club for Adults
Held weekly on Wednesday at 2.00pm

Adult Book Club
Book Club meetings are held monthly. New members are always welcome.
More information

Children's Book Club
A reading group for children which meets monthly (apart from summer months) to discuss books chosen in advance by library staff and the children themselves.
More information

Film Book Club
Read the book, available for loan from the library desk, then join us for a screening of the film adaptation and a cuppa on the last Tuesday of every month at 6pm.
Adults are welcome to attend this free event.

A computer programming club for children aged 7+ years which meets every Saturday at 10.30am and 12 noon. Please contact the library for further information.

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Shannon Public Library
Painting of Sean Lemass Public Library, Shannon, by Tomás O'Maoldomhnaigh,
Clare County Library Collection