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 .
|Membership Category||Number of Items|
|Masters & Postgraduate Diploma Students||20|
|Doctoral Postgraduate Students||26|
|External Readers||4 (no short loan items)|
|Item Type||Loan Period|
|Standard Loan||6 weeks*|
|Short Loan (U prefix & yellow label)||1 week|
|Reference (R prefix)||Cannot be borrowed|
|High Demand Books (blue label) / Laptops||4 hours (stay in building)|
|DVD (N prefix)||1 week|
* Subject to Recall - The standard loan period is 6 weeks unless another library user requests the item. Once an item is recalled you are only guaranteed the item for 2 weeks from the check out date. You will receive a recall notice by email giving you a new due date. If you have had the item for over 2 weeks you will be requested to return the item in 3 days.
Recalled books €1 per day overdue.
High Demand / Laptops if overdue - €1 per hour
NOTE: You will not be allowed borrow a book if you owe €5 or more or you have overdue items on your account.
Boole Library: Automatic Returns Unit
To the right of the Library & IT Desk in the Boole Library
1. Touch the start button on the screen to initiate the process.
2. Place the item, with the front cover barcode facing up and away from you, on the bed and let the conveyor belt take it in.
If you put the next item on the bed too quickly the screen will turn red and the book will be ejected. This will also happen if the book is not facing in the right direction.
3. When you've finished just touch the "press here to quit" button.
Outside of Opening Times: Use the Book Bin in the Quadrangle Reading Room. You will need your Student card to enter this room.
High Demand books: return these in the High Demand room.
Brookfield: Please use the self-issue machines and book bins or call to the Service Desk.
Use a self-issue machine
Boole Library: 3 on the ground floor near the elevators.
Brookfield Library: 2 near Service Desk.
Place your student/staff card under the beam, barcode facing up.
Follow the instructions on the screen: