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Library Membership

DCU Students 
All current registered DCU students automatically have full membership to DCU Library, O'Reilly Library, Glasnevin Campus and Cregan Library, St. Patrick's Campus. 
You need your DCU ID card to enter and leave the libraries.

DCU Staff
All current DCU staff automatically have full membership to DCU Library, O'Reilly Library, Glasnevin Campus and Cregan Library, St. Patrick's Campus.
However, you must be registered on the Library system to activate your ID card. Please complete this form,  DCU Staff Membership Form and return to Library Issue Desk for completition.
You need your Staff ID card, issued by HR, to enter and leave the libraries.

DCU Alumni 
Alumni of DCU may take out annual membership of the Library.
There are two forms of membership: 
Access only provides access to the Library's collections, use of the Information desk service and our pre-paid photocopying and printing service. The membership is for three years and there is no fee for Access.
Access and Borrowing costs €38 for 6 months and €76 for 12 months. Under this scheme members can also borrow up to 8 items from the Library's main-lending collection.
Please note:
Alumni membership of the library is for personal private research only, not for commercial or professional purposes
Alumni members may not borrow from the Short Loan Collections.
Due to licensing agreement regulations, access is only available to selected electronic resources while on-campus
Off-campus access to electronic resources is not available to Alumni members
Application forms online -  Alumni Membership Form (pdf). Please complete the form, sign and either e-mail the signed pdf or send (with the appropriate fee where applicable) to O'Reilly Library, DCU Glasnevin Campus, Glasnevin, Dublin 9.   
Cheques should be made payable to Dublin City University.   We regret that for the moment we are unable to accept credit card payments. 

Visiting Lectures
If you are an academic visitor/collaborator to DCU, your host school can arrange visitor access to the Library.
To apply the form below should be completed and stamped by the school, centre or unit, and presented at Reception Desk in O'Reilly Library or Cregan Library. Visitors Membership Form 

Students from other Universities
Students attending other public higher education universities/colleges may access either library, O'Reilly Library on Glasnevin Campus and Cregan Library on St. Patrick's Campus for a day. A letter of introduction from their own University/College library is required. The letter must be on an original letterhead from the student's own institution's library, and be signed and stamped by library staff.
The letter must state specifically the material the student wishes to access.
Private Colleges
In keeping with policy in Irish Universities Association institutions, we are unable to offer access or membership to students registered with private colleges. 

DCU library is a member of the ALCID scheme, which is a co-operative arrangement between a number of Academic Libraries in Ireland. It allows access to the collections of participating libraries on production of an ALCID membership card.
The scheme is available to full-time academics, academic–related staff, registered students reading for taught or research Masters degrees. 

SCONUL Access is a reciprocal access scheme, granting borrowing privileges to many types of library users working or studying at participating higher education libraries in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Reciprocal access means that each participating library chooses which types of users to accept under the scheme. Its users are then offered exactly the same level of service by other member libraries.
DCU library offers borrowing to visiting staff and research students under the scheme.
More information here....  under Sconul Access,  

Local community, Non-Governmental Organisations and Non-Profit Organisations should write to:
University Librarian, O'Reilly Library, DCU Glasnevin Campus, Glasnevin, Dublin 9