From Monday 13th September 2021 Special Collections and Archives is open Monday-Thursday (excluding public holidays). Special Collections & Archives are closed on Fridays. We are open strictly by appointment, to UCC staff and students, and members of the public. Individual Reading Room opening hours are as follows:
Access will be by appointment only. Walk-ins and same-day requests will not be possible. To book items & a workspace please click HERE.
In addition we continue offering:
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 queries relating to our collections please email firstname.lastname@example.org. This email address is monitored regularly.
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.