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

Admission to UCD Library

This page tells different types of UCD Library users what they need to gain access.

I want to get into UCD Library, what should I do?

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I am a UCD Undergraduate

As a registered student you will have a UCD student card - this is also your library card. You are entitled to use each of our 5 Libraries. Your card is needed to:

  • Enter and exit the Library
  • Borrow books
  • Borrow a laptop.   
Have you forgotten to bring in your card?
  • Get a temporary access card at the library desk during service hours. These cost €1.00.
  • You cannot borrow books with a temporary access card.
Have you lost your student / library card?
  • Report lost cards immediately – see details below.
  • To obtain a replacement card contact UCard.
  • Re-issued or replaced cards take 15 minutes to be activated.
  • We regret that your new card cannot be used to borrow /enter the Library until it is activated.
  • Need assistance using your UCD student card to enter the Library? Come and talk to us during service hours.

I am a UCD Postgraduate

As a registered student you will have a UCD student card - this is also your library card. You are entitled to use each of our 5 Libraries. Your card is needed to:

  • Enter and exit the Library
  • Borrow books
  • Borrow a laptop.   
Have you forgotten to bring in your card?
  • Get a temporary access card at the library desk during service hours. These cost €1.00.
  • You cannot borrow books with a temporary access card.
Have you lost your student / library card?
  • Report lost cards immediately – see details below.
  • To obtain a replacement card contact UCard.
  • Re-issued or replaced cards take 15 minutes to be activated.
  • We regret that your new card cannot be used to borrow /enter the Library until it is activated.
  • Need assistance using your UCD student card to enter the Library? Come and talk to us during service hours.

I am a UCD Staff member

Your UCD Staff UCard is also your library card. To obtain a staff UCard contact UCard for details.

  • New staff UCards take 15 minutes to be activated.
  • We regret that your new UCard cannot be used to borrow /enter the Library until it is activated.

Your UCard, valid in each of our 5 Libraries, is needed to:

  • Enter and exit the Library
  • Borrow books.
Have you forgotten to bring in your staff UCard?
  • Get a temporary access card at the library desk during service hours. These cost €1.00.
  • You cannot borrow books with a temporary access card.
Have you lost your UCD staff UCard?
  • Report lost cards immediately – see details below.
  • To obtain a replacement card contact UCard
  • Re-issued or replaced UCards take 15 minutes to be activated.
  • We regret that your new UCard cannot be used to borrow/enter the Library until it is activated.
  • Need assistance using your UCD Staff UCard to enter the Library? – come and talk to us during service hours.
  • In certain circumstances the Library may issue library cards for UCD staff not eligible for a UCD Staff UCard. Please contact us for more information.

I am a staff member at a UCD Campus company

I am a visitor to UCD

I want to use one of the collections that are open to the public

Some of our collections are available to the public including:

Please see our admission to UCD Library for visitors page.