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Special Collections & Archives' Outreach & Engagement: The River-side

How Special Collections & Archives interacts with the world.

About the Riverside

RiversideThe River-side: Reflections on Research Collections is the social media presence of Special Collections, Archives and CORA, the Institutional Repository in UCC.

The River-side: Reflections on Research Collections is the blog which communicates information about research collections, projects and events in these areas. The focus is the Library’s unique and distinctive collections including older printed books, manuscripts, archive collections, and electronic publications on CORA.

The blog and Twitter account @theriversideUCC are produced by staff from Special Collections, Archives and Repository Services. The blog is updated on a monthly basis. @theriversideUCC is updated daily.

Image Caption: "Illustrated Half-title." Millikin, R. A. The River-side: A Poem. Cork: J. O'Connor, 1807.


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The Riverside: Reflections on Research Collections

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Opening Hours

30 December 2020- 31 January 2021: As per Irish Government direction from midnight 30 December 2020 all counties are placed on Level 5 under the Plan for Living with COVID-19. The advice is: Stay at home with certain exceptions. Please note this time frame may be extended. 

Update: 7 January 2020: Due to reduced staff presence in the Library, we are not accepting any new requests for Special Collections' items on Scan & Deliver. Existing requests will be fulfilled shortly. The Library will continue to review services throughout the coming days.

Previous appointment services in Special Collections and Archives are unavailable during Level 5.

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