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UCC Library is hosting a number of events for in conjunction with Cork Lifelong Learning Festival. All events are open to the public and free to attend but you must register


UCC Library is hosting a number of events as part of Cork Lifelong Learning Festivals. 

What Makes a Book Worth Collecting?

Date: Wednesday, March 29, 2023.
Time:18:00 - 19:00

Do you wonder if and why a book is worth collecting? This workshop will help you to develop your understanding of what makes books collectable and how to locate collectable books.

This workshop will be conducted in Special Collections, Boole Library.  Attendees will receive an email before the workshop indicating standard procedures when visiting Special Collections.

Attendees must register in advance. Registrations close 18:00 Tuesday 28 March. The session is 45-60 minutes long. 

Experience Virtual Reality (VR)

Dates: March, 28. 29, 30, 31

Times: 1-2pm, 2-3pm, 3-4 each day

Come discover the VR Digital Environment Lounge in UCC Library and try out virtual reality for yourself! Virtual reality (VR) technologies are not just for gaming. VR now enhances teaching, learning, research and exploration.

Sessions run for 1 hour, suitable for 12+. Maximum of 2 people per booking. 

Introduction to Graphic Design 

Date: Tuesday, March 28, 2023.

Time: 17:00 - 18:30

Are you interested in increasing your skills in graphic design but currently have no experience? This workshop is for absolute beginners, whether you are hoping to create posters for seminars or add more style to your presentations – this can all be done through Canva. 

Canva ( is a user-friendly, graphic design online platform that can be used for creating and styling anything from posters, presentations, reports and more. In this workshop, you will learn about guidelines to follow, such as the basic principles of design and designing for accessibility. There will also be a demo on the user interface of Canva and how to navigate and use the online platform.

This workshop will be conducted via Teams. You will receive a link to the Teams meeting the day before the workshop.