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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

Inter Library Loans: Getting Started

What is Inter Library Loans ?

We are pleased to tell you that an inter-library loan service for electronic items is now available. Due to the continued closure of many libraries worldwide, we may be unable to process requests for physical items.

When UCC Library does not own a copy of a book or journal the Inter Library Loans service may be able to source these from other libraries worldwide.

Any patron with a valid Library ID card (and External Readers with borrowing rights) may use the service. Inter-library loans charges are currently waived for electronic items.

Go straight to ONLINE APPLICATION or click on the tab above for guidelines on how to apply.

Click here to make a Request

Please note , you must login with your UCC Credentials

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Who can use the Service?

Registered UCC Students, and current and retired UCC Staff Members.

External Readers with a current borrowing rights should contact us prior to making a request.


Before Submitting a request

  • Please check the UCC Library Catalogue to see if the books or journals are already available in the library.
  • Check the Journals Portal for electronic journals, as we may already subscribe to a full text version of the article.
  • The full text of many journals may be available via other resources.

ILL Contact Details

Tel: +353 (0)21 490-2747



Boole Library, Library and IT Desk, Q floor