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English: Books & eBooks

Books for English at UCC Library

UCC Library uses the 'Dewey Decimal' system. English literature books are in the 800- 820s. The majority are held on the Q+3 floor. Use the Library Catalogue to locate books.

You can search the catalogue here:

High Demand Books

Books that are in high demand are held in the High Demand Books Room, on the ground (Q) floor. Self-issue & return within the room. 

You cannot take the book out of the library, but you can take it to any of the study areas within the library for up to 4 hours.

New Books

Would you like to be alerted by email to new books received in the Library in your subject area? Just log into your Library Account on the Library Catalogue and save your search. See the instructions for Preferred Searches and email alerts here. 

Recommend a Book for the Library

You can recommend a book for UCC Library to purchase. Click here and log in to your Library Account.

How to Find a Print Book

Use the Library Catalogue to find books and eBooks. Note:
Location: what floor it is on

Call number: where it is shelved - see the book's spine

Status: is it available or currently on loan?


You can choose to search for e-books only on the E-journals & E-books page - see:


Or browse by subject:


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


It is also possible to search eBook databases.  eBook databases relevant for English include:

Reference Resources

Special Collections & Archives

Special Collections: Important collections of rare & older material. Collections with useful material for English Studies:

  • Book history & design: Friedlander Collection, Cuala, Dolmen and Three Candles Presses
  • Anglo-Irish Literature: Corkery, Goldberg, O'Connor
  • 16th - 19th century: Older Printed Books

The Archives Service: Collections with interesting material for English Studies include:

  • Cuala Press Collection
  • Frank O’Connor (Agents)
  • Correspondence with Frank O’Connor and Seán O’Faolain
  • George Bernard Shaw Collection
  • William Trevor Collection

Do check the full list of archival collections held by UCC Library