Special Collections & Archives serve as the repositories for primary source material and the secondary sources that support such primary sources. The decisions for acquisition and selection of material are based both on the unique and distinctive format and content of the materials, as well as building and enhancing existing collections. Such material and collections as listed below then facilitate research, teaching and learning by the University College Cork community as well as by the wider community.
We are open for the collections being used in student learning, teaching & research. Please see our Subject Support Guide and Outreach & Engagement Guide.
Our collection remit has a Cork / Munster focus and we are active in acquiring items particularly for: photography, travel, Irish and Anglo-Irish poetry collections.
Read more about Special Collections including how to search on the library catalogue for books and more!
Read more about Archives including how to use a descriptive list.
All material is for use in Special Collections & Archives only. It cannot be used elsewhere in the library or borrowed. Most material has to be requested in advance. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org| 021 490 2282.
2023: 6 February - 6 April, 17 April - 13 May
11-14 April: All rooms Monday-Friday 11:00-16:30.
Closed: 17 March, 7 April, 10 April, 1 May.
We are open to UCC staff and students, and members of the public. 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:
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.
If you have any queries relating to our collections please email email@example.com. This email address is monitored regularly.