Cork County Council has 28 branches and six mobile libraries throughout the county. This library service provides the community with a comprehensive range of material for information, study and recreation. Ultimately user friendly, it is there to inform, entertain and educate. The first Cork County Librarian was Michael O' Donovan, better known as Frank O' Connor, famous short story writer and novelist (2001 was the 75th anniversary of his appointment). The 20 small centres that O' Donovan had established in schools and villages around County Cork by May 1926 have expanded in the intervening years to a network of 28 branch libraries (of which fifteen are full-time, that is open for over 32 hours per week) and six mobile libraries.