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Rules & Regulations: Information

UCC Library Rules & Regulations

University College Cork Library offers innovative services, resources and spaces aligned with the teaching, learning, and research needs of its members. This is enabled by the provision of a welcoming and secure environment and it is expected that Library users will play their part by taking responsibility for their own behaviour and be aware of the needs of other Library users.

All users of UCC Library are expected to treat the Library, its resources and its staff with respect. UCC Student Policies and Procedures apply within the Library.

Rules which are particular to the library

  • Ensure you have your Student, Staff card or approved access card with you at all times and produce it if requested by a member of Library or Security staff.
  • Materials borrowed must be returned to the Library, or renewed, on or before the date due for return. See details on borrowing.
  • Keep noise to a minimum in study areas so as not to disturb other users.
  • Keep your phone/mobile device on silent.
  • Smoking and the use of e-cigarettes is prohibited in the Library Building and in the immediate area outside the Library.
  • Beverages allowed but only in sealed travel mugs.
  • No hot food allowed in the Library.
  • Cold food in sealed containers only when other campus areas are unavailable.
  • All rubbish to be removed to ground floor recycling & waste centres.
  • Refrain from reserving study spaces in the Library (excluding spaces which may be booked in advance such as group study rooms).
  • Co-operate with Library staff if the security alarm sounds.
  • Breaching any of these rules can incur a fine of between €30 - €60.

Library Membership
Members of the Governing Body, Officers, Staff of the College (including retired staff currently in receipt of a College pension) and Registered Students are eligible to use the Library. Membership can also be granted on application. UCC Library reserves the right to refuse admission or to revoke membership. See membership details.

Electronic resources

Guidelines relating to the responsible use of Electronic Resources made available by the library are available on the Library website.  See further details on Electronic Resources

Borrowing Rights & Fines
See information on borrowing rights & fines on the Library website.