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Library Essentials: My Library Account

The Library offers a huge range of service and supports. Please see the options below to discover the wide range of options and services available to you.

Why do you need a Library Account?

Your Library Account allows you to 

  • see when items are due to be returned
  • renew items you have borrowed
  • view any outstanding fines
  • view your borrowing history
  • reserve /put a hold on an item that someone else has borrowed

Student Library Account Setup

Click on My Library Account.  You will then be presented with a Login screen.

            Student Login Screen

  • Enter your email address in the first box.
  • Enter your Student IT Password in the second box. 
  • Click Submit button.

UCC Student IT Account

Your UCC Student IT Account is the personalised account given to you at registration.

You will need this for the services outlined on the Student IT Services webpage.

IT Services staff can help you with any problems at the Help Desk in the Boole Basement near the Lecture theatres and at the Library & IT desk in the Boole Library.

Staff & External Reader Library Accounts Setup

You must create a PIN on your Library Account yourself.

Create your PIN

Click on My Library Account.  You will then be presented with a Login screen.

          Student Login Screen


  • Enter your name in the first box (Surname is sufficient).
  • Enter your Staff / External Reader number in the second box. (External Readers can access their library account but not online resources).
  • When creating a new PIN do not enter any information in the PIN field, but press the submit button.
  • You will be presented with a new screen with two fields to enter and set your PIN .
  • Your PIN needs to be at least 6 characters long and alphanumeric (a combination of letters and numbers) and something that you'll remember.
  • Enter your PIN in both boxes and press submit. Your library account should now open.

Forgotten your PIN?

Click Forgot your PIN?  This will send an email to the email address on your library account.

For staff it is your UCC email account.

For all other users it is the email address provided when setting up accounts.

If you have any difficulty with your PIN, contact the Library & IT Desk.