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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

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

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 specialcollectionsarchives@ucc.ie as this email address will be 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 will have reduced capacity due to social distancing measures, and access will be by appointment only. Walk-ins and same-day requests will not be possible. To book items & a workspace please click HERE.

We want to make your visit as enjoyable, productive and safe as possible. To do that, we’ll need to work together.  We would especially ask you to follow all the public health advice, and not to come to Special Collections & Archives if you’re feeling unwell.

Keeping everyone in our buildings safe is our first priority, so there will be some changes to how you access and use our services. We apologise in advance for any delays and trust you will understand.

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.