Items from the collection must be requested in advance via the online request form.
Items from the collection published before 1850 must be used in the Rare Books Reading Room in Special Collections & Archives.
Items published after 1850 may be used in the Reference Reading Room in Special Collections & Archives.
See Special Collections & Archives' Opening Hours for the hours when these rooms are open.
Items in the O Riordain Collection may be in or out of copyright. See Academic Integrity - Copyright for information on length of copyright.
For items out of copyright:
As many items are annotated the individual copies of each work are considered unique, therefore please fill in the appropriate form before taking photographs or scanning pages.
As some items may be in fragile binding please check with Special Collections' staff if photography or scanning is possible.
In addition, if copying is required for publication then please contact the Special Collections Librarian.
For items within copyright:
Irish Copyright Law allows users to copy material under 'fair dealing.' There are certain restrictions:
Check with Special Collections' staff if photography or scanning is possible and fill in the appropriate form before taking photographs or scanning pages.