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Video and Audio Recording Services: Audio Recording Services

Recording Quiet Room


The Recording Quiet Room (R255) on Level 2 of the James Joyce Library utilises a level of acoustic treatment that helps to give it a flatter and less reverberant sound. While not totally sound-proofed it is generally suitable for recording small groups of interviewees. 


The Recording Quiet Room includes the following furniture / equipment:

- Chairs

- Circular table

- Carpeted floor

- A variety of microphones that can be used for interview and focus group recording


The Recording Quiet Room will facilitate interviews with individuals and small groups such as focus groups and discussions up to approx. six people.

This guide on conducting interviews may be useful:

Who Can Use These Services?

These services are for graduate researchers and staff. To apply please CLICK HERE for the online application form.

For teaching and learning related requests please see Support and Training / Additional Services in UCD.

Audio Equipment Available For Loan


UCD Library has the following equipment that may be borrowed for the purposes of undertaking research projects:

  • Zoom H5 portable audio recorder with built in stereo microphone. This is suitable for all types of audio recording, interviews, music, and has a direct connection to an audio mixer.
  • Two lavalier microphones for use with the above.

For instructions on how to use these please refer to the linked guide at the bottom of this box.

NB: prior to use of this equipment training will be required. This will be given by Brian Kelly, Media Content Producer, UCD Library, and will last up to 30 minutes.


The equipment is located within the Research Services Unit on Level 2 of the James Joyce Library. 

Equipment may be used within the Recording Quiet Room – R255 (see separate box) or borrowed and used elsewhere on campus or in Ireland.


There is a small charge for this service, to cover equipment depreciation and consumables:

  • €10 (half-day)
  • €20 (full day)


Enquiries concerning these services should be made to Brian Kelly, Media Content Producer, UCD Library. Email: ; Tel: 01 716 7423