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
UCC Library uses the 'Dewey Decimal' system.
Language books are in the 400s. These are on Q+2 Floor.Use the Library Catalogue to locate books.
Literature books are in the 800s. The majority are held on the Q+3 floor.
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.
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.
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 do keyword searches of eBook databases including:
Oxford Reference bilingual dictionaries - including French, German, Italian and Spanish
Special Collections: Important collections of rare & older material, including a range of material in translation and for comparative purposes.See the Guide for MA in Translation & MA in Languages & Culture in Special Collections.
Some general resources: