Clonmel in county Tipperary has a new library on Emmet Street.

An ultra modern, half a million pound, County Council built library.

The open plan building houses a book stock of 25,000 volumes of fiction and non-fiction. There is also an extensive collection of reference books. The stock and equipment cost £150,000. 

The Clonmel Library is the most ambitious library service in county Tipperary to date. 

Like all modern libraries, the collections are not restricted to books. There is a large collection of audio material comprising talking books, music cassettes, and records. The library also has an instruction centre with courses in five languages, as well as a study area. For a lighter read, there is a variety of periodicals and magazines. 

The library rightly boasts at being of the most modern of its kind in the entire country.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 28 April 1987. The reporter is Colm Connolly.