The Outhouse Library houses a comprehensive library of book relating to homosexuality in general, including transgender, gay, lesbian, and bisexual topics. The library is on the first floor of the Outhouse building. It is a comfortable and informal space, which houses an LGBTQ+ collection of almost 4000 titles, both international and Irish books.

seats  15 Seated   /   people  25 people standing (capacity will have changed due to COVID restrictions)

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Booking Enquiry

The Library is an intimate space for up to 15 people sitting; 25 standing. It is a favourite room of many groups that meet in Outhouse. Books can be borrowed for up to 3 weeks and can be renewed for an additional 3 weeks by dropping into the library or reception.

When borrowing items please liaise with the reception desk if the library assistant is not available. You will need to fill out a membership form to join the library and borrow items (all personal information is kept in strict confidence in accordance with Outhouse policies).

Library Services

  • Free broadband wireless internet
  • Community Information
  • Author Readings
  • Book Lending
  • Free membership Book Club - new members welcome; email library for details
  • Bookings - space available for groups, meetings & interviews

To learn more about our approach to the contents of our library, you can read about our library content principles here

Become a Library Member

Browse the Catalogue

The Outhouse Book Club

The Outhouse Book Club provides a vibrant hub for book enthusiasts and lovers of LGBTQ+ literature to connect with one another and engage in meaningful conversation in a diverse and inclusive space.

To join the Book Club, complete our short library membership form and select 'Yes' to 'Are you interested in joining the Book Club?'. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and X (formerly Twitter) to stay informed about upcoming Book Club meetings.

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Mon:         Closed
Tues:         2:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed- Fri:  12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat:           12:00 pm -  6:00 pm
Sun:          Closed

Mon:         Closed
Tues:         2:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed- Fri:   12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat:            12:00 pm -  6:00 pm
Sun:          Closed

Mon:        Phone & Email only
Tue:         Phone & email only before 2.30pm
Wed-Fri:  Closed for lunch between 1-2 pm
Sat:          Closed
Sun:          Closed

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