Graduates of UCC are granted consultation access on application.
Borrowing rights are not automatic and must be applied for in the usual manner.
Fill out the online External Reader Application Form and submit. You will receive a confirmation email containing your reference number.
Application approval can take up to 1 week.
Please Note: failure to complete all sections of the application form or provide sufficient information can delay the application process.
You can contact the Library & IT Desk at any time to check the status of your application.
Once your application is approved you will receive an approval email. You will be requested to present yourself to the Library & IT Desk with:
External Reader applications are processed during office hours (Monday – Friday 10:00 -16:30) or outside these hours by appointment.
All library users who require access to a Library Computer for research purposes must have a login. Please select this option in the application form if you require computer access.
External Readers currently only have access to a limited number of PC's located on Q+1, Q+2, Q+3 and in Brookfield Library. Please ask Staff for directions, all other PC's are for UCC student use only.
A Consultation Card entitles the External Reader to use Library materials within UCC Library and to avail of a study space.
Those with borrower access are entitled to borrow four items excluding short-loan books, identifiable by yellow labels on the spine, High Demand books identifiable by blue labels on the spine and DVDs. Certain categories of material may only be used for consultation in the Library, i.e. reference works and journals.
The normal loan period is 2 weeks - renewable twice, in person, online, by telephone and email, unless it is recalled by another reader.
External readers should note that they accept Library Regulations by becoming members and are subject to the same rules as students and staff.