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Collection Services, UCD Library: Services for Undergraduates

This guide provides information on the Collection Services Unit and the services it offers to academics, researchers, and undergraduates.

Services for Undergraduates

If a book is on your reading list and is not in the Library, please ask your lecturer to contact the Library and let us know. 

You can also contact us directly using our online form or by speaking to a member of staff at any information desk.


Where we are unable to source a copy for UCD Library, we can often acquire a copy of it from another Library using our Inter-Library Loan service. Material is sourced from a range of Irish, UK and international libraries.

Click here to request an Interlibrary Loan. (Please note that this is a charged service.)

For more information on our Inter-Library Loan service, please click here.

Typically, no, undergraduates cannot order books for the Library. However, you can contact your lecturer and ask them to recommend the purchase of a book to the Library if they deem it appropriate.

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Navigating the Collections

UCD's College Liaison Librarian (CLL) Service has compiled a list of subject guides that will help you to navigate the collections and find the information you need for assignments and research. You can link to these below.

CLLs also offer training in the use of databases and e-resources and can show you how to cite correctly and avoid plagarism.

Click here for UCD Library's eSupports guide, a full suite of electronic guides and tutorials to support your information and research know-how.

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