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UCC Library now Re-opened.

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

Seat Booking: Home

Library Seat Bookings

Overall occupancy levels of library buildings have been reduced to facilitate social distancing.

The number of people entering the buildings is monitored, subject to a one-in-one-out approach. Patrons can still come into the library to browse and borrow or print, without having to reserve a slot. However, if you want to study at one of the designated reading desks for a period of time, you must book a seat.

There are 592 bookable seats in Boole Library, spread across 5 floors, and 60 in Brookfield (BSHS) Library. 

Please read the Terms & Conditions of use below carefully and see our Reopening Policies for more information. We appreciate your cooperation while you use the library. Thank you.


Terms & Conditions of use

  • Only UCC registered students and staff can book seats.
  • Each slot is 30 minutes long and you can book up to a maximum of 11 hours per day. Some spaces have extended opening times.
  • You must check in when you arrive at the booked seat, using the link in the confirmation email you receive at the booking stage. If you do not check in within 30 minutes of the booking start time, your booking is automatically cancelled. This seat becomes available again for anyone to book.
  • Cancel your booking if you know you will not make it in, to allow other patrons the chance to book. The cancellation link is in the same confirmation email.
  • Please do not move furniture.
  • Please cooperate with cleaning staff if they ask you to move your belongings.
  • Take all your belongings with you when vacating the seat.

How to Book a Seat in Boole and Brookfield Library

How to Check in to Booked Seats

Brookfield BHSL Library

Brookfield Library has 60 bookable seats available across 2 zones, Ground Floor & Basement.

Click on the images below to view these zones and floor plans.