Admission to UCD Library

Admission to UCD Library

Staff and Students from other Universities

UCD participates in several reciprocal schemes allowing admission to consult material not available elsewhere. Staff and students from other Universities must apply under one of these schemes. All applications must be submitted at least 24 hours in advance of the visit. 

E-resources

Off-campus access is not available. Under the terms of our licence agreements with publishers, limited electronic resources are available to external readers to consult within the Library for private study, research and not for commercial gain.

SCONUL, ALCID or MUSIC PAL admission:

All visitors must have been approved for ALCIDMUSIC PAL and SCONUL (A, B & C only) at their home Library before applying to UCD Library.  Borrowing is available to SCONUL members only. 

How to apply:

  • The application form should be completed at least 24 hours before visiting. If the form is not completed in advance there may be a delay issuing the card.
  • Bring the SCONUL acceptance email or relevant card (e.g. ALCID) and University ID card to the James Joyce Library Admission Desk (Monday-Friday) during service hours. Admission cards cannot be issued at any other location.

All Undergraduates (Irish, UK and International) and Staff and Post-Graduates at International universities:

All visitors must obtain a Letter of Introduction from their home Library or institution before applying to UCD Library. Admission is for a maximum of 2 weeks per semester.

How to apply:

  • The application form should be completed at least 24 hours before visiting. If the form is not completed in advance there may be a delay issuing the card.
  • Bring the letter and University ID card to the James Joyce Library Admission Desk (Monday-Friday) during service hours. If admission is required to a site library (Health Sciences, Veterinary, Richview or Blackrock) the Temporary Readers Card can also be collected there.
  • The Temporary Readers Card allows admission only - borrowing is not available.

 

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