Your Westmeath Library membership gives you access to so much. You can use it to borrow books, DVDs, CDs and more from your local library. You can use it to connect to our Wi-Fi when in the library. At home you can still use your library card- we have eBooks, eaudiobooks, digital magazines, online classes, languages courses and newspapers. Find out more at or ask any member of staff on your next visit to the library.
Do you know that Athlone, Mullingar, Moate, Castlepollard and Kilbeggan libraries are open until 8pm on Thursdays evenings?
Kilbeggan Library has also extended its opening hours to include Mondays.
Please see our website for details of opening hours or follow us on social media.
Our Sensory Spaces in Athlone and Mullingar Libraries are now open for families to use. A series of videos on how to use the equipment are available on our website, or staff will be happy to show you around. Book a session by contacting Athlone and Mullingar Libraries.
Did you know that in 1921 a ground breaking expedition took place exploring possible routes to ascend Mount Everest?
Have you seen our Story Trail with Dee the Bee yet?
Online Book Club
Our book club meets on the last Thursday of the month. Join the facebook group to help decide what we are reading next.
Parenting Talks – LGBTQ youth
Westmeath Libraries will be holding two FREE Parenting talks with Sheelagh O’Grady, Relationship and Parent Mentor, on 4th and 10th November. These will look at how parents can build good relationships and develop their communication styles with their children. These talks will focus on parenting LGBTQ children, and on Multicultural families. For more details and to book your ticket contact
Computer Training Classes with Irish Rural Link
Classes will be held in Mullingar, Castlepollard and Athlone Libraries over a 5 week period commencing on 27th October and the 1st November respectively.
Training Available for all learning abilities
A Free Course for over 45s with little or no previous computer experience . This course takes place in the library and will cover topics like: Learning Basic Computer Skills, Conducting Online Searches, Safe Shopping Online, Paying Bills Online, Sending & Receiving emails and lots more.
If you are interested please or or and we will pass your details on to the tutor.
Creative Writing Workshop - In this workshop we will look at writing your own experience and sharing your voice with others.