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Archives Service: Plan A Visit

Accessing UCC Library Archives

Access to archival collections is by prior appointment with the Library Archives Service via email.

To ensure your appointment can be accommodated you must give at least one week’s notice in advance of any visit.

Time and careful handling is required to prepare and retrieve archival material from storage for researcher access.

Only fully processed collections are available for research. Our collections are open to non students of UCC provided they are in receipt of a valid UCC Readers Card.  See application form for this card and other information for external readers. For readers requiring the use of Library facilities for a brief period, a day card may be applied for at the Information Desk on Q Level (+353-21-4902292).

All readers must agree to the conditions of access before being allowed to use archival material and complete an Application Form during their first visit in person to the Service. UCC Library also reserves the right to withhold certain items from use by researchers on conservation grounds and where such use is potentially damaging to the item(s) concerned. Full conditions of access can be found on the relevant tab at the top of this page.

Facilities in UCC Library Archives

All archival manuscript material is
 viewed here in the Rare Books Reading Room.

Requesting Material

All material is for consultation only and cannot be removed from UCC Library Archives or borrowed from the Library. 

The relevant descriptive list for a collection should be consulted first. All items within a collection will have a specific call number located along the left hand side of the pages of a descriptive list. These entries will be in numerical order.

Please note the call number(s) of the item(s) you wish to see and contact UCC Library Archives Service for an appointment. Item(s) may only be viewed if there is email confirmation of your appointment.


Using A Descriptive List

See relevant Tab above "What are Descriptive Lists"