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UCD Library Services - Spring 2021: Access and Services information

Links and information to UCD Library online resources and services.

UCD Library UPDATE - updated 6th January 2021

The James Joyce Library is now open

Details can be found here.

Cultural Heritage Units

UCD Library Cultural Heritage Collections UPDATE

The UCD Special Collections Reading Room will remain closed throughout January 2021, and will reopen the week of February 1st. Visits will be by appointment only. Staff are available for online assistance and can be contacted at

The UCD Archives Reading Room remains closed for the duration of the current Lockdown. A request and scan service is now in operation. Please see their website for details.

NEW Book Returns information

Book returns info

All borrowers:

Please return your books to the libraries during opening hours, or use the Book Drop outside the James Joyce Library.

If you wish to return material by post, our post address is:

James Joyce Library
University College Dublin
Belfield, Dublin 4

Queries can be directed by email to

Resources for UCD Staff and Students

alertUCD Library updates:

Check the Library homepage and the Library's social media channels for updates:

Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Links to key resources

Inter-Library Loans - UPDATE: The full ILL service has resumed

Be aware however not all lending partners have made their stock available yet and we may experience some delays and limitations in the service for some time.

Find out more about ILL here.


Accessing Library resources from off-campus.

See our Online Tools page: a one-stop shop for searching OneSearch, ejournals (and ebooks), A-Z of databases, and our catalogue.

List of teaching and study resources temporary publisher offers.

Check your Library account, view borrowed items and more (all fines are currently being waived).

Student page (study skills, subject guides, videos and interactive tutorials)

Academic Integrity guide (referencing and citing)

Evaluating information: Why Evaluate?

Our support for Endnote and Endnote Online

Finding Open Access materials

Other UCD Library resources can be found via the Library A-Z index.

UCD Library YouTube channel (videos on finding ebooks, journals, databases and much more)

UCD Writing Centre YouTube channel (videos on referencing and writing)

Academic Staff:

UCD Library Teaching Resources
Brightspace Guide

Copyright for Teaching

Copyright: photocopying and scanning


UCD Library Supports for research activities

Covid-19 researcher resources and trials

Book Ordering

Please use the following form for ebook orders. We are not ordering print books at this time. Requests for print books will be dealt with on our return.