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UCD Library : An Leabharlann, An Coláiste Ollscoile, Baile Átha Cliath

Our Collections

UCD Library has a print collection of around 800,000 volumes covering all subjects taught and researched in the University. Highlighted below are some of our specific subject and format collections.

For information on our collections based on borrowing categories, such as Short Loan Collection, please see our borrowing section.

Richview Library collections - for Collection Services Guide

Collection Services

Find out more about our Collection Services Unit and services they provide.

Theses shelf


How to source UCD theses and other national/international theses.

Maps closeup ( 3col version of Landphoto 20)


UCD Library holds a large collection of historical, print and online maps.

Student using Development Studies Library

Development Studies

A specialist source of development studies research materials.

Newspapers close up


Newspapers are available in print and online format in all our libraries.

Official pubs shelves

Official Publications/EDC

Information on the Official Publications Collection and European Documentation Centre (EDC).

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UCD Digital Library

A platform for exploring cultural heritage, engaging with digital scholarship, and accessing research data.

Reference books shelf

Reference Collection

Our libraries hold an extensive range of reference resources in both print and electronic formats.

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Life Skills Collection

A collection covering issues like study and exam techniques, and personal health.

Confucius Collection

Confucius Collection

A collection of Chinese studies resources available in both English and Chinese.

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Celtic Tiger Collection

A collection of resources on the Irish economic boom, subsequent collapse and continuing aftermath.

Book shelves

Standard and Patents

Information on discovering standards and patents.

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Guides to Finding Information

Access our wide range of guides and tutorials for searching our collections.


Cultural Heritage Guides

Find out more about access to our Cultural Heritage collections via our guides.

Other Collections - high demand student texts in shorter loan categories