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Ease of Restrictions to UCC Library

by Mary Keane on 2021-11-02T14:53:10+00:00 | Comments

As we progress through the Semester, the following easing of restrictions to UCC Library Services will come into effect.

Maximum Library Occupancy

UCC Library has been operating at 80% occupancy in both Boole and Brookfield Health Sciences libraries. Effective immediately, both libraries will operate at maximum occupancy. This ensures there will be ample study spaces for students in the run-up to exams. Face coverings must be worn at all times, and please make use of the hand sanitising stations throughout the buildings.


Seat Booking

After 7th November, it will no longer be required to have a seat booking for a study space in Brookfield Health Sciences Library and throughout most of Boole Library. There is unrestricted access to 2400 study spaces available throughout both libraries. We do know, however, that some form of a seat reservation system is useful to some of our users planning their visit to the library. For that reason, from November 8th, seat booking will remain in place in the Quad Reading Room on Q Floor of Boole Library. This service provides 92 pre-bookable spaces and Library staff will monitor the Reading Room regularly to ensure that bookings are in place. Bookings for the Quad Reading Room can be made from November 8th directly from the Library website.


Coming Soon

In the run-up to exams, the Library will reintroduce additional services used in previous years to ensure maximum access to study spaces for all users:

  • Space Hogging Campaign to free-up unused study spaces that have been hogged with belongings.
  • The Quad Reading Room will be available for 24/7 access during study and exam weeks.
  • Weekend access to the New Reading Rooms on Q+1, Q+2 and Q+3 will return in time for the end of semester.

Further details on these will be provided in due course.

As always, the library is closely following public health guidelines. Please remain vigilant and ensure that all safety protocols are followed.

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