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English, Drama, Film and Creative Writing: Books and eBooks

Information on books, journals, databases and other useful english, drama & film resources.

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Short Loan & 4-Hour Collections

Short Loan Collection

The Short Loan Collection (SLC) contains multiple copies of books in demand, or on reading lists and can be borrowed for 7 days.

4-Hour Collection

The 4-Hour Loan collection contains items that are in very high demand at certain times of the year. You can borrow and take these books anywhere in the Library, but they cannot be taken out of the Library building.

Special Collections

Special Collections

Special Collections contains unique book, archival and manuscript collections. UCD students and staff, and external users can consult the collections in the Special Collections reading room. Special Collections is located on Level 1 of the James Joyce Library.

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Books and eBooks are listed in OneSearch, our resource discovery service. Useful titles available via UCD Library include:

Reference Books

Reference items are helpful for finding background information such as definitions and spelling, facts and figures, translations, statistics and topical overviews of subjects. Reference books can be found both in print and online. See here for further information

Useful online reference material for this subject  include:

Where in the Library?

Most print material related to English and Drama is held on level 2 of the James Joyce Library. Some books are in the Short Loan Collection on level 1 of the James Joyce Library.

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Note: There is no longer any Drama material in the Blackrock Library.

Journals/periodicals relevant to Literature in Context are held in Special Collections. See details below.