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Adult Continuing Education: Books & eBooks

A guide to library resources for Adult & Continuing Education

Borrowing Books


How many books can I borrow?

Undergraduates - 6 items

Postgraduates - 10 items

How long can I keep them?

Standard loan is two weeks

Short loan is one week

Can I renew my books?

Standard Loan (2 week loan) books may be renewed twice, in person, by telephone +353-21-4902292 or using My Library Account on the Library homepage. Books may be recalled if they are required by another reader


If you keep your books out past the due date you will be fined 50 cent per book per day for each day the book is late. So it is important to keep any eye on your library account to see when your books are due back. You can pay your fines at the machine on the ground floor

How do I reserve a book?
You may reserve a standard/short loan book which is on loan to another patron by requesting the item on the Library Catalogue.

Recommend a Book for the Library

You can recommend a book for UCC Library to purchase. Click here and fill out the e-proposal form.

How to search for a book

Use the Library Catalogue to locate books.You can search by author, title or keyword.

You can search the catalogue below:

Getting started with new topics

These resources may help when you are looking for an overview of a topic

i.e. encyclopedias, handbooks, annual reviews etc.


You have a choice to search for UCC Library eBooks via the following links :

  1. eJournals/eBooks  (this example links to ebooks on Autism)
  2. Databases
  3. Catalogue

Most of UCC Library's eBooks can be located through the Library catalogue. A 'view online' link is provided to the eBook,  for  example:


It is also possible to keyword search eBook databases. For a full list of these (for all subject areas) see here

Some Useful Books from UCC Library

Just click on the book cover below to link to more information about these books

Sourcing Books from Other Libraries

If you need a book that UCC Library does not have you can:

WorldCat: great free resource for discovering items held in other libraries.

Search for an item in libraries near you: >>