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Library Re-opening

UCC Library is committed to reopening both Boole and Brookfield libraries as soon as it is safe to do so: the safety of library users and staff is the chief guiding principle. Read more about our plans and schedule for re-opening our Libraries .

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Quad Reading Room Reservations

The Quad Reading Room is now available for reservations for individual unsupervised study.

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Accessing the Quad Reading Room

Access the Quad Reading Room

  • Only students with confirmed and approved seat reservations should enter the Quad Reading Room
  • Access to the Quad Reading Room is by swipe access only. Please have your UCC Student Card to access the Reading Room.
  • Enter by swiping at the external Quad Reading Room Door. Entry to the Quad Reading Room is not available via the main Boole Library Entrance.
  • Please make use of the hand sanitiser located inside the Reading Room.
  • Please sit at the seat number that corresponds to your booking confirmation. Please do not sit at another seat which will be allocated to another reader.
  • Please comply with all signage and guidance regarding cough etiquette and social distancing.

Terms and Conditions

The Quad Reading Room Reservation system from July 20th - August 7th is under the following conditions:

  • Use of the Quad Reading Room is for UCC students only.
  • Seats must be reserved ahead of time. Access to the Quad Reading Room without a confirmed and approved seat reservation is prohibited.
  • IMPORTANT: Before Your Booking is approved by staff.
  • Students must complete UCC's Student COVID 19 Induction Course, available as a self-enrol course on Canvas: before they make use of the Quad Reading Room. After completing this course, please take a screenshot of the confirmation page showing the completion of the course.
  • Seat reservation requests will not be approved until the confirmation course screenshot has been forwarded to After receipt of this, library staff will confirm your seat reservation. If you do not send this on, your booking will be denied and the slot will become available again.
  • Seats are available in two bookable slots - 9:00am-12:30pm or 1:30pm-5:00pm. The Quad Reading Room must be vacated between 12:30-1:30pm to facilitate thorough cleaning of the surfaces.
  • The Quad Reading Room is only available from Monday - Friday during the bookable slot times listed on the booking page.
  • The maximum number of seats available in the Quad Reading Room is 28.