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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: Charges

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.

Charges

NOTICE : Inter-library loans charges are waived for electronic items

 

Inter Library Loan applications can be paid for in cash, or funded using the token system. Tokens in use at present are pink in colour.

The current harge is 2 tokens or €8.00 for a book. Tokens can be ordered using a UCC purchase order form via Agresso. (The library is an internal supplier: ID is I0007, and the product code is I4852)

 

Here are the current charges for Inter Library Loans

UCC STAFF & STUDENTS

STANDARD LOAN ( Books etc)    €8.00 (= 2 tokens)
RENEWALS       €4.00

EXTERNAL READERS

JOURNAL ARTICLE    €5.00
STANDARD LOAN ( Books etc)   €10.00                
RENEWALS      €4.00

It may be possible to renew material sourced from other libraries, unless required by another reader there.  Generally there is no charge for this - please contact Inter Library Loans via email at least 2 days prior to the due date if you wish to seek an extension to the loan period.

Renewals and Overdues
Material sourced from the British Library is subject to an automatic renewal charge of €4.00 once the initial loan period has expired.  Where an item is significantly late, they impose a replacement and administration fee, currently £141.60 (UK).

Lending Protocols & Procedures

Once the request has been submitted and paid for where applicable, the normal time for delivery is as follows:

Journal articles: generally 2-3 days. Normally, a link will be emailed to you with a password.  Please note that these links will expire after 30 days.  In some cases, it may be necessary to source the article in print, in which case you will receive an email to collect the article from the Click and Collect area inside the front door of the Boole Library. 


Books and other loaned items: normally around 10 working days, but significantly longer at present.  Book requests are currently extremely limited, with many libraries remaining closed, and increased turnaround times in those that have re-opened.

  • Once the item arrives, patrons will be notified by email.  Items should be collected and returned at the Library and IT desk on Q floor.
  • The loan period for most Inter Library Loans is 3-4 weeks.
  • It is important to return I.L.L. material promptly.  Failure to do so may prevent future loans.