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Special Collections & Archives' Outreach & Engagement: Displays

How Special Collections & Archives interacts with the world.

Rare Books Reading Room Display

For 2019 the year long display focused on the Noel O'Connell and Irish Literary Society Collections.  Both collections are particularly strong on Irish Studies. The introduction discusses each collection and how they came to UCC Library. 

  • January - February: Music
  • March - April: Literature
  • May - October: History (guest curated by Natasha Dukelow)
  • November - December: Printing in the Irish Language

Previous Year-Long Displays

In 2018 the year long displayed focused on the Hawtin Collection which is particularly rich with 19th century and early 20th century printings. 

Matters French

 
Credit: Caussin, Nicolas. The Holy Court, in five books. Trans. Thomas Hawkins. Corke: Printed and sold by Eugene Swiney, 1767.
 
Matters French was curated by Prof. Patrick O'DonovanDept. of French, UCC firstly as a physical exhibition to celebrate the occasion of the 2018 Annual conference of the Society for French Studies in UCC. Matters French returned as on online exhibition for Heritage Week 2018.

Opening Hours

January 2022: Special Collections & Archives will be open Monday-Friday (excluding public holidays) to UCC staff and students, and members of the public. Individual Reading Room opening hours are as follows:

  • Reference Reading Room & Microform Room: Monday-Friday: 11:00-16:30 
  • Rare Books Reading Room: Monday-Friday: 11:00-13:00 & 14:00-16:30.

31 January – 13 May 2022: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 11:00-16:30 and Wednesday: 11:00-19:15. Check website for individual room openings.  

 

For more information about what items must be requested and to request them via the online request form see Request Special Collections & Archives.

 

In addition we continue offering:

  • Scan & Deliver for Special Collections' material including items in the Reference Reading Room, Microform and items that show Special Collections by Request / Special Collections by Appointment on the library catalogue.
  • Reprographic requests for manuscripts & archival material via specialcollectionsarchives@ucc.ie.

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. Due to the time-consuming nature of fulfilling requests across multiple microfilm reels rather than journal articles/book chapters there is a limit of 5 items in a week. 

If you have any queries relating to our collections please email specialcollectionsarchives@ucc.ie. This email address is monitored regularly.