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Library Access: From other Institutions

Staff from other Institutions

Staff  at other Universities in the Republic of Ireland can apply for access to UCC Library through the ALCID or SCONUL Access Schemes.

Staff and Postgraduate students from UK universities can apply for access through the SCONUL Access Scheme.

Please note that applications for ALCID and SCONUL cards are made through your home library.

Once approved for ALCID or SCONUL Access by your home Library you must apply for membership of UCC Library.

Please contact the Boole Library & IT Desk in advance of your first visit to be made aware of any local arrangements or restrictions.

Undergraduate Students from other institutions

UCC Library cannot accept direct applications from taught-course students at other Irish academic and educational institutions. Undergraduate and Diploma students at other universities who wish to use UCC Library should apply to their own university library for a Letter of Introduction.

This letter can then be presented at the Library & IT Desk during Staffed Opening Hours.

A Letter of Introduction can only be used on one occasion.

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Postgraduate Students form other Institutions

Postgraduate Students (Doctoral and Masters - taught and research) at other Universities in the Republic of Ireland can apply for access to UCC Library through the ALCID or SCONUL Access Schemes.

Staff and Postgraduate students from UK universities can apply for access through the SCONUL Access Scheme.

Please note that applications for ALCID and SCONUL cards are made through your home library.

Once approved for ALCID or SCONUL Access by your home Library you must apply for membership of UCC Library.

Please contact the Boole Library & IT Desk in advance of your first visit to be made aware of any local arrangements or restrictions.

Second Level students

UCC Library cannot accept applications from second level students during the academic year.

Applications for Leaving Certificate study will be accepted in early May for 1 month consultation access, once UCC exams are over.

Apply for Membership

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:

  • Proof of Identity
  • Proof of Address
  • The relevant fee
  • ALCID/SCONUL Card (if selected)

External Reader applications are processed during office hours (Monday – Friday 10:00 -16:30) or outside these hours by appointment.