26 March 2020 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Michael Fisher

The public offices of Monaghan County Council remain open during the coronavirus emergency and staff are continuing to provide essential services. However, the County Museum and the Market House in Monaghan are closed. The library service is operating behind closed doors. It would like to inform regular users of branch libraries that a huge range of material is still available online.

Readers require a library card to access material, but if you aren’t already a member, you can register online at: Then contact the library service online (see link below) with the temporary account number and PIN so that the staff can activate it. Executive librarian Karen McCague at the County Library in Clones says they would normally ask people to come into the library personally to verify their identification and address.

In light of what’s happening regarding various restrictions on movement, she says they are happy to set people up with the service based on their online registration.

She told The Northern Standard that the following material is available free of charge: • ebooks and eAudiobooks can be downloaded on the Borrowbox app; • Newspapers and Children’s magazines are available through the PressReader app; • Magazines can be accessed through the RB Digital app. These include computer and gaming magazines, cookery, health, current affairs, craft, entertainment etc., so there’s plenty of reading material for all interests! There are over 500 online courses available through…

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