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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: Making an Application

Making an Application

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.


Login to the ILL application form using your UCC ID and password:


  • Complete the New Article Request form (also used for book chapters), or the New Book Request form if seeking a physical item.
  • You will then receive an email.
  • Once the item has been received, you will be notified by email, either with a link to the item, or to collect it from the Library.

Click here to make a Request

Please note , you must login with your UCC Credentials

Details needed for application form

Provide as much information about a request as you can at the outset to ensure the item arrives quickly. 

Requests for books should include:

Place of publication
Date of publication 
International Standard Book Number (ISBN)
(generally don't exist for books published prior to 1966)

Example of book citation
Smyth, William J., Map-making, landscapes and memory: a geography of colonial and early modern Ireland, Cork, Cork University Press, 2006, ISBN 1859183972


Requests for articles should include:

Title of article

Title of journal

Volume and/or part/issue number and
Page numbers

Example of article citation: 
Hodges, Chris. “The influence of nanoparticles on polystyrene adhesion” Advanced Powder Technology, 2010, 21, 1, 13-18


Many readers use the Trinity College, Dublin catalogue as a reference source, and while this is useful for checking bibliographic data, readers should be advised that all stock lent from TCD can be consulted only within the library.

Other useful sources for bibliographical data include:

LIBRARY HUB DISCOVER (major UK libraries)

OCLC FirstSearch