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UCC Library now Re-opened.

Both Boole and Brookfield BHSL Libraries have re-opened with the safety of Library users and staff as our chief guiding principle.

Please see our policies and important changes regarding re-opening here

Update from our Director of Library Services, Colette McKenna regarding Library Services During COVID Level 5 - Here

Clinical Therapies: Books & eBooks

Can't find what you're looking for?

Come up to the desk and ask Library staff or send an email.

Is the book out on loan? - place a hold. (How to reserve a book).

Request an Inter-Library Loan (available to Staff, Postgraduates & 4th Year Undergraduates).

Recommend a Book for the Library

Come across a book you think we should have?

You can recommend a book for UCC Library to purchase by logging in to your Library Account or by contacting the Medicine & Health Sciences Liaison Librarian

New Books

Want to receive an email when new books come in? 

Log in to your Library Account and save your search. See instructions for Preferred Searches and Email Alerts

How to Find Books

Use the Library Catalogue to find books and eBooks.

Screenshot of Library Catalogue homepage

Note:

  1. Location: is it in Brookfield or in Boole Library? 
  2. Call number: where it is shelved - see the book's spine. Material with call numbers 613 and above are located on the ground floor. Material with call numbers below 613 are located in the lower ground floor (basement). Books are then organised alphabetically by the first four letters of the author's last name. 
  3. Status: is it available, currently on loan, or for Library use only?

For help, see:

See also: How do I find a book?

Most of UCC Library's ebooks can be found through the Library Catalogue (by limiting to "online resource". A 'view online' link is provided to the ebook.

Example:

Using a keyword search in the Library Catalogue for pharmacy AND ebook will bring up a list of ebooks available.

Databases which give access to eBook titles include:

Popular Books

For Popular Books in Speech and Hearing Sciences, please refer to the Audiology Subject Guide

For Popular Books in Speech and Hearing Sciences, please refer to the Speech and Hearing Sciences Subject Guide (soon to be published). 

For Popular Books in Speech and Language Therapy, please refer to the Speech and Language Therapy Subject Guide (soon to be published). 

For Popular Books in Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, please refer to the Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy Subject Guide

Reference Material (Library Use Only)

Reference books are books which are in high demand and can not be borrowed. These books can only be used in the Library. 

"LIB USE ONLY" will appear on the catalogue under status and books will have stickers on the spine and front cover indicating they are reference material. 

Reference books can be found in the lower ground floor (basement) of Brookfield Library.

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Quick Guide to Dewey Numbers

Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC, also known as Dewey Decimal System) groups books together on similar subjects through call numbers. There are 10 main Dewy Decimal call number classifications.

  • 000 - Computer Science, Information, & General Works    
  • 100 - Philosophy & Psychology    
  • 200 - Religion    
  • 300 - Social Sciences    
  • 400 - Language
  • 500 - Science
  • 600 - Technology
  • 700 - Arts & Recreation
  • 800 - Literature
  • 900 - History & Geography

Call numbers 613 - 999 are on the ground floor of the Library.

Call numbers below 613 (000 - 612) are on the lower ground floor (basement) of the Library.

Books are organised on the shelves by the call number then alphabetically by the first four letters of the author's last name.