James Joyce Library Building Project

James Joyce Library Building Project

Updated 28 September

A major capital development project is underway in the James Joyce Library. The first phase of the project includes the newly enhanced and expanded student space on Level 3, which is now open.

We appreciate your patience and cooperation as we work towards a transformed experience for all our users. This page is updated with the most recent information.

What's happening?

  • Works on Level 3 are now complete.
  • The creation of new Zoom rooms and group study rooms is now complete on Level 2.
  • The UCD Archives Reading Room has reopened in a new temporary location on Level 2 of the James Joyce Library (Room 229), where it will remain until a new Cultural Heritage Reading Room opens in due course. Access is by appointment.

Movement of books and journals:

  • Book moves between Levels 2 and 4 are now complete.
  • Books in Dewey 400s-700s are now located in the space on Level 2 indicated in the below map, and will remain there for the next academic year. The current journals for these Dewey sequences are at the front of these shelves.
  • Books and print journals in Dewey 001-399 are now located on Level 4.
  • Law journals on Level 2 identified by the curation project as being most suitably housed in our Newstead storage space have been moved there.
  • Reference collections have been interfiled with the rest of the collections. Large items are now shelved at the end of each Dewey number run (for example, large items in the 100s are shelved at the end of the rest of the 100s).
  • These are part of a series of stock moves that will ultimately give us a straightforward run of Dewey numbers, starting on Level 4 and continuing to Level 2.
  • If you need assistance finding anything, please contact client.services@ucd.ie who will be able to help.
  • The Official Publications collection has been moved offsite temporarily. Access to the content of this collection is available either online, or via Inter Library Loan on request. Any queries should go to client.services@ucd.ie.

Building works update:

Construction work on the new Level 0 store has begun.


Get in touch!

If you have any queries please contact us by email at library@ucd.ie.