Admission to UCD Library

Admission to UCD Library

General Public

Please be advised that access during the exam period is limited to certain cohorts of visitors until the current academic term concludes on 18th May 2024. Access may be permitted after this date up until the start of the new academic term in September 2024.

Members of the public undertaking research can apply for admission only or admission with borrowing rights. Applications will be processed within 48 hours (Monday-Friday).

The library reserves the right of admission.


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.


Admission - Temporary Reader Card

1 day: €15

1 week: €30

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3 months: €70

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Download our external reader scheme guide for more details.


Admission & Borrowing - External Borrower

3 months: €125

6 months: €175

12 months: €300

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Download our external borrower scheme guide for more details.



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