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Library Access: Leaving Certificate Students

The Library permits access to Staff and Students of UCC. We also accept visitors from all walks of life. Please use the links below to find the most suitable access permission for your situation.

Leaving Certificate Study Scheme

UCC Library Leaving Certificate Study Scheme 

UCC Library will allow access for Leaving Certificate students to study spaces in the Boole and Brookfield Libraries from Monday 15 May 2023 until the end of the Leaving Certificate Exams.  Online application only, the application form will be available from 15 May.  You must wait to receive the approval email before you call in to the library.

By applying to use UCC Library you agree to follow the library rules and regulations.  Any breach may result in loss of access to this scheme and to the library.

Please note UCC library opening hours are shorter during the summer.

WiFi is only available to UCC students.

By applying to use UCC Library you agree to follow the library rules and regulations.
These include the following:

  • You must be 18 or over to access this scheme. Proof of age is required.
  • Do not give your library access card to anyone else to use. Any misuse of the access card can result in withdrawal of access. If this happens there will be no refund of the fee.
  • You must always bring your library access card with you to enter and exit the library. No access without the card.
  • The library is zoned according to different study requirements. Study areas (red zone) are silent areas to facilitate individual study.
  • Quiet talking is allowed in other areas.
  • Noise levels on headphones must be kept low to avoid disturbing other students.
  • Wi-Fi and PC access is only available to staff and students of UCC.
  • You can bring in hot drinks in travel mugs (no disposable cups) or cold drinks in sealed bottles.
  • No food in the library.
  • Phones must be on silent.
  • We are a sustainable library and the study areas do not have bins. Bring any rubbish to the ground floor, separate it and dispose of it in the recycling bins.
  • No smoking or vaping anywhere in the Library building.
  • Group study rooms and the Quad Reading Room on the ground floor are not available to Leaving Cert students.

Application Instructions


The scheme runs from Monday May 15th to the end of the Leaving Cert exams.

When you apply you will receive a confirmation email containing your reference number; but you must wait until you receive the approval email before you come to the library.  This may take up to 48 hours.

Please Note: failure to complete all sections of the application form or provide sufficient information can delay the application process. 

Do not make multiple applications, it will delay approval.

Once your application is approved you will receive an approval email.

You will be asked to present yourself to pay the membership fee at the Library Service Desk, Q Floor, Boole Library.

You must produce ID including proof of age.  Please quote your application reference number. 

You will then be issued with your UCC Library access card.

Applications are processed during office hours (Monday – Friday 09:30 - 12:45 & 14:00 -16:30)