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LGBT Studies: Books & eBooks

High Demand Books

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.

How to Find a Print Book

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:


Most of UCC Library's e-books can be located through the Library catalogue. A 'view online' link is provided to the e-book, for example:


It is also possible to do a keyword search e-book databases. E-book databases relevant for LGBT Studies include:

Books for LGBT Studies at UCC Library

There are many different keywords and search terms used to describe materials related to LGBT issues so search for as many different keywords as you can think of.

UCC Library uses the 'Dewey Decimal' system, an international classification system for bringing books on the same subject together under the same subject headings. 

Use the Library Catalogue to locate books.

New Books

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 instructions for Preferred Searches and email alerts.