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Disability & Learning Support Service

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Library Support

DCU Library is committed to the provision of high quality library services and facilities for all users, Students registered with DCU are automatically members of the Library

Access to the Library

Access to the building itself is through revolving doors. For those who cannot or prefer not to use revolving doors, there is a door on either side, one an entrance, the other an exit door, and these are operated by swipe card. Entrance to the library is through turnstiles which are electronically operated, again by means of swipe card. A wide gate has been provided to facilitate wheelchair users.

The café and student toilet areas are on the lower ground floor. A lift, located beside the Issue Desk, provides access to the lower ground floor. A lift at the back of the library, to the right of the Mentoring Suite, provides access to the upper floors.

The lifts are operated by swipe cards.

Your student card automatically allows you access through the turnstiles. You will need to have your card specially configured, either through the Disability Service or by giving your details to staff at the Information Desk on the ground floor, to use the lifts and swipe-operated gates and doors. If you ever need to get a replacement student card, you will need to have it configured by going through the same procedures again

Library Catalogue

The Library catalogue contains details of all the material held in the library, and access to your user account. The catalogue may be accessed from any PC in the library, or from any location off campus with Internet access. In addition to the PCs,

there are dedicated Library Catalogue PCs on the upper floors on either side of the staircase. Two low-level Catalogue PC desks have been provided on the first and second floors.

Retrieval of Materials

Staffs at the Information Desk on the ground floor will, in certain circumstances, arrange to have materials retrieved for you from the collections. It will not always be possible to do this on the spot, so you should give us the details of your requirements as far in advance as possible.

Induction Loop

An induction loop (AFILS) is provided for the benefit of hearing aid users at the Library Reception Desk, Issue Desk and Information Desk.

Information Desk

Ext: 5418 email:

Issue Desk

Ext: 5183/5041 email:

Assistive Technology Officer

Mary McGovern: Ext 5091 email:  

Ask for Mary McGovern at the Information Desk if you have any queries in relation to Assistive Technology