UCD Library for Graduate Research Students

<strong>UCD Library</strong> for Graduate Research Students

When and how to engage with the Library as a graduate research student

UCD Library is the perfect place to start your research and study. There is an extensive research collection, including thousands of high-impact journals to support all disciplines. There are over 3,000 quiet study places in the Library – including individual study rooms, group study rooms, a dedicated Postgraduate Research Centre and social learning hubs.

  • Your Liaison Librarian, who works in your subject area, and the staff in the Library Research Team provide valuable support and assistance as you undertake your research.
  • You can use any of the five libraries (James Joyce Library, Health Sciences Library, Veterinary Medicine Library, Richview Library and UCD Library, Blackrock).
  • Entry to the libraries is gained using your student card, also called your Ucard.
  • Becoming familiar with the library early on can be a key to success. Explore subjects and places in the Library with our interactive floor plans.
  • The library catalogue can be searched online at

To study in UCD Library, you can book a seat online:

  • Book your seat.
  • Confirm your booking within 30 minutes of receiving a confirmation email. Then check in at your seat when you arrive.

Skills and training

A range of specialised training sessions are offered, such as: literature searching; using social media for research; mapping; managing your data; using metrics on your CV; using technologies in the humanities to facilitate research insights; and using reference management software tools to help you manage your references. Book your place for the UCD Library Research Toolkit webinar programme.

Specialised help

Note: the links on this page are not exhaustive. For further details and alerts visit the main UCD Library website.