Special Collections contains unique book, archival and manuscript collections. UCD students and staff, and external users, can consult the collections in the Special Collections reading room. Special Collections is located on Level 1 of the James Joyce Library.
This collection contains unique and irreplaceable documents which tell the stories of our culture’s past.
This collection contains books, pamphlets and journals on a variety of subjects spanning the 16th to the 20th century.
This collection contains modern literary papers in the area of modern Anglo-Irish and English literature, including poetry, drama, short stories, and novels.
Special Collections staff can offer consultations for individuals or groups and can also provide training and awareness workshops on request.
Information on the highlights of UCD's poetry collection which contains a wealth of important poetry spanning 19th to the 21st centuries.
Videos highlighting our collections, exhibitions and readings.
The collections are housed in environmentally-controlled closed-access storage. Staff retrieve material for readers during Special Collections opening hours.
Monday - Friday: 10am - 1pm and 2pm - 5pm
Saturday - Sunday: Closed
To make an appointment or alternative arrangements to access printed material please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photocopying is not permitted or undertaken. Digital photography is possible for printed collections only, within the constraints of Irish copyright law, and in consultation with Special Collections staff.