Academic Staff

The UCC Library actively supports scholarship, teaching and research at University College Cork.

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  • Accessing UCC Library

    As a staff member of UCC you are entitled to use the Library. To gain entry you will need a valid UCC Human Resources Staff Card. This can be obtained from the UCC Human Resources Department.

    Staff library accounts are not automatically created, Staff must fill out a Library Registration Form and submit it to the Library & IT Desk.  A library account will then be created for you.

    If your Staff Card is lost or broken you will need to get a replacement from Human Resources.

    • Accessing other Libraries

    • Accessing electronic resources from off campus

      You will need a Library PIN to access e-resources from your home or anywhere in the world. To create a PIN (personal identity number) go to Your Library Record   Enter your name and staff number. You will then be asked to enter a PIN. The PIN must consist of at least six characters, a combination of letters and numbers.  If you forget your PIN, select the Forgot Your PIN link.  If you have problems with your PIN or accessing resources, contact us.

    • Accessing the campus wireless network

    • Borrowing

    Loan Period Fines (per day)
    Standard Loan 6 weeks 50c
    Short Loan 5 days 50c
    High Demand 4 hours €1.00 (€30.00 maximum)
    DVD/VHS 3 days 50c

    Total Items Allowed  - 25
    This allowance includes a maximum of 3 Short Loans

    For information on Staff privileges click here.

    • Visiting Academic/Researchers

      Occasionally Departments require library access for visiting academics or researchers. The visitor should fill out a Library Registration Form and present it at the Library & IT Desk on Q floor of the Boole Library with a letter from their department.

      This letter must be on headed paper and include the following information:
    • The visitor’s full name.
    • Confirmation that they are working with the department.
    • The end date of their association with the department.

    A Library account will then be created and access card issued.

    Please Note: There is a €5 administration fee payable to the smartcard office for your access card.


    Last updated: 12 July 2017