Admission to UCD Library

Admission to UCD Library

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

Contact Us

phone: +353 (0)1 716 7627
loan renewal line: +353 (0)1 716 7639
email: client.services@ucd.ie 

How to get access to UCD Library

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 James Joyce Library using the temporary card kiosk, or at the Library Desk during service hours.
  • You cannot borrow books with a temporary access card.
  • Your temporary library card replaces your UCard for the whole day. Keep this card with you to enter and exit the library as your UCard will not work at the gates.

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.

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 James Joyce Library using the temporary card kiosk, or at the Library Desk during service hours.
  • You cannot borrow books with a temporary access card.
  • Your temporary library card replaces your UCard for the whole day. Keep this card with you to enter and exit the library as your UCard will not work at the gates.

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.

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 James Joyce Library using the temporary card kiosk, or at the Library desk during service hours.
  • You cannot borrow books with a temporary access card.
  • Your temporary library card replaces your UCard for the whole day. Keep this card with you to enter and exit the library as your UCard will not work at the gates.

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.

Some of our collections are available to the public including:

Please see our admission to UCD Library for visitors page.

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