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The Postgraduate Research Centre

The Postgraduate Research Centre (PRC) is located in the James Joyce Library.  Places are booked using an online system.

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What is the Postgraduate Research Centre (PRC)?

  • A quality research space available to registered postgraduate students. Unfortunately it is not available to Occasional students.
  • The PRC is located on Level 2 of the James Joyce Library.
  • Spaces can be booked for one week at a time.

What does it provide access to?

  • 35 individual workstations all with networked desktop facilities.
  • 4 dedicated spaces for laptop users.
  • A meeting room for collaborative study with phone and network connections.
  • Network printing.
  • Locker facilities.

How can I book a place or gain other access to this space?

  • Bookings are made for one week at a time.
  • All bookings are made through SISWeb - the booking option appears under Campus Facilities.
  • Access to the PRC space is controlled by an electronic keypad. The access code will be included in your confirmation email.
  • Casual Spaces - The access code is also given to eligible users who have not been able to book a space, but who can make use of unoccupied work-stations. This is on the understanding that, when required, they vacate the space in favour of the user who has booked it. 

Lockers - Conditions of Use

These conditions are in place to ensure fair and equitable use of this service.

  • Lockers are available with weekly bookings only, and not with casual bookings.
  • Where possible, locker key numbers correspond with the workstation number booked.
  • Please ensure that Library material placed in your locker is on loan to you.
  • Empty your locker and return the key to the Information Desk, Level 2 at the end of each week.
  • Alternatively place the key in the “drop box” on the wall beside the Information Desk.
  • Empty your locker at the end of the week. Library staff will empty all unemptied lockers on Monday mornings before the beginning of the next booking period.
  • The Library reserves the right to check your locker at any time.
  • Items cleared from lockers will be available for collection from the Level 2 Information Desk