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.
All material is for use in Special Collections & Archives only. It cannot be used elsewhere in the library or borrowed. Most material has to be requested in advance:
Special Collections & Archives: firstname.lastname@example.org
Special Collections & Archives: 021 490 2282.
Please use the dedicated email and phone number:
Special Collections & Archives is located in Q-1, Boole Library, UCC.