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

Borrowing

Most of our materials are held on the open shelves in our libraries or in stores and can be borrowed. The number of items you can have on loan at one time varies. Users should avail of the Self-Service stations to issue and return items. Items may be recalled earlier than their original due date if requested by another reader.

How many books can I borrow from the different collections?

Reader categories   Long Loan Week Loan Short Loan and 4-Hour Loan1
Undergraduates / Adult Education Number of Loans 8 3 3
Duration 14 Days 7 Days 48 Hours (Short Loan) or 4 Hour Loan
Postgraduates Number of Loans 15 3 3
Duration2 60 Days 7 Days 48 Hours (Short Loan) or 4 Hour Loan
Permanent Academic and Administrative Staff Number of Loans 30 3 3
Duration2 60 Days 7 Days 48 Hours (Short Loan) or 4 Hour Loan
Casual Staff Number of Loans 8 3 3
Duration 14 Days 7 Days 48 Hours (Short Loan) or 4 Hour Loan
Visiting Academics Number of Loans 8 3 3
Duration 14 Days 7 Days 48 Hours (Short Loan) or 4 Hour Loan
External Borrowers Number of Loans 8 3 3
Duration 14 Days 7 Days 48 Hours (Short Loan) or 4 Hour Loan
SCONUL Borrowers Number of Loans 8 3 3
Duration 14 Days 7 Days 48 Hours (Short Loan) or 4 Hour Loan
Conditions of use:
  • 1Short Loan books are not renewable.
  • 2For these category of borrowers, items will be recalled if requested by another reader.

Recalls

  • You may be asked to return a book if another reader requests it.
  • This happens where books have been issued to a UCD staff member or a postgraduate student for more than one month.
  • If these books are required by another reader they will be recalled after you have had them on loan for two weeks.
  • You will receive an e-mail or letter requesting the return of the book within seven days.
  • The date when the book is due back will be altered on the Library system.