NINE YEARS AGO: Carrigallen branch library was officially opened to the public on Tuesday 22 October 2002 some fifteen years after its last library facility closed. The new facility had a stock of over 4500 euro books and non-book material and this has been built up on over the past nine years. Free access to the internet is provided. Membership is free and provides the borrower access to the services available such as use to all the various online services available for example Leitrim Online Catalogue,Borrow books,newspapers online,local studies, OSI maps etc as well as borrowing books,DVDs CDs videos etc. Previously there were a few shelves of books in a cloakroom in the community centre which was opened in 1962. Tom Farrell was the librarian. Before that the centre (as branch libraries was known as back then) was run voluntary by Eileen Smyth and her sister Bridie Smyth in their home which consisted of a drapery shop also. It is owned today by John O’Malley (butcher shop). Opening hours are Monday and Wednesday 2pm to 8pm and Saturday 1am to 1pm. Phone no 0494339188.
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