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
Following Government directives that higher education institutions should close, UCC physical campus is closed. If you have any queries relating to our collections please email email@example.com as this email address is monitored regularly.
Face-to-face services at Special Collections & Archives have resumed in a limited capacity: Monday-Friday 10-12:45. Please note that we have reduced capacity due to social distancing measures, and access is by appointment only. Walk-ins and same-day requests are not be possible. To book items & a workspace please click HERE.
UCC Library's new Scan and Deliver Service is now live! Submit a request and we'll scan a book chapter/journal article and deliver it to you via email. There will be limited access to material from Special Collections. Every effort will be made to fulfill requests but this may not always be possible due to availability, copyright restrictions, size and condition of materials.
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.