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Library Re-opening

UCC Library is committed to reopening both Boole and Brookfield libraries as soon as it is safe to do so: the safety of library users and staff is the chief guiding principle. Read more about our plans and schedule for re-opening our Libraries .

Inter Library Loans: Making an Application

Making an Application

We are pleased to tell you that an inter-library loan service for electronic items only is now available. Due to the continued closure of library buildings we cannot 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)
  • You will then receive an email
  • Once the item has been received, you will be notified by email to collect it from the Library & IT Desk 

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