Both Boole and Brookfield BHSL Libraries have re-opened with the safety of Library users and staff as our chief guiding principle.
Please see our policies and important changes regarding re-opening here
Update from our Director of Library Services, Colette McKenna regarding Library Services During COVID Level 5 - Here
As per Irish Government direction from midnight 21 October 2020 for 6 weeks all counties are placed on Level 5 under the Plan for Living with COVID-19. The advice is: Stay at home with certain exceptions. Please note this time frame may be extended.
Previous appointment services in Special Collections and Archives are suspended during Level 5.
We are offering the following as alternate means of access to Special Collections & Archives:
Every effort will be made to fulfil scan & deliver / reprographic types of requests, but this may not always be possible due to availability, copyright restrictions, size and condition of materials.
If you have any collection queries or other queries please email: email@example.com.
In order to facilitate research queries, a virtual appointment service for Special Collections and Archives will shortly be established and details will be forthcoming.
Special Collections & Archives serve as the repositories for primary source material and the secondary sources that support such primary sources. The decisions for acquisition and selection of material are based both on the unique and distinctive format and content of the materials, as well as building and enhancing existing collections. Such material and collections as listed below then facilitate research, teaching and learning by the University College Cork community as well as by the wider community.
Our collection remit has a Cork / Munster focus and we are active in acquiring items particularly for: photography, travel, Irish and Anglo-Irish poetry collections.
See here for more about Special Collections including how to search on the library catalogue for books and more!
See here for more about Archives including how to use a descriptive list.