Tuesday, 16 June 2015


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Today is Bloomsday.
For anyone up for a challenging summer read we have a copy of Ulysses available for borrowing in the fiction section of the Quiet Zone.
Alternatively, if you would like to learn more about the life and works of James Joyce there is plenty of material available both in online and print formats via the library Summon Search. 

Friday, 12 June 2015

Sligo 150 Years Ago

Market Cross
W.B. Yeats was born on 13th June, 1865 in Dublin. He was an internationally renowned poet, author, playwright, senator and was the first Irish person to win a Nobel Prize for Literature in 1923. 
Sligo had a major influence on the Yeats family which was reflected in W.B.'s literary works and also in his brother Jack’s paintings.
The Yeats Library is currently hosting an exhibition of photographs of Sligo from the latter half of the 19th century when the Yeats family would have visited the area regularly. The photographs were taken by William Lawrence and Robert French and are part of the National Library of Ireland Digital Collections.
The photographs are on display in the Social Zone (lower ground floor) of the Library. 
So why not step back in time and see the people, the streets and popular landmarks of the town as it was 150 years ago.

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Summer Opening Times

Term time opening hours will remain in place until June 17th:

Monday-Friday 9.00-21.00
Saturday 10.00-14.00

From June 17th out of term opening hours will apply:
Monday-Friday 9.00-17.00 
Saturday Closed