Books & Ebooks

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Library books & Ebooks

DCU Library has several collections of print books across both sites.

Registered DCU students and staff can use Click + Collect to request an item and collect it from the library of your choice.

All books and Ebooks are listed in the Library Catalogue.

The library provides user access to over 200,000 Ebooks through direct purchase or annual subscription models. 

The vast majority of these Ebooks can be found on the library catalogue. When refining your search results first choose Books and then Online on the left hand side of the screen. When accessing, students and staff will be prompted to enter their DCU username and password.

This video below outlines how to search and access an Ebook from the Catalogue.

Aside from the catalogue, users can search for DCU Ebook content directly from the relevant platforms. 
The main Ebook platforms available are:

Main/ Short loan Collection
  • Most books in these collections can be borrowed for 3 weeks
  • Books in the Short Loan Collection are for essential reading and are usually on your reading list
  • Multiple books can be borrowed from each collections. For more information on loans, see our Borrow, Return & Renew page
Main/ Reserve Collection
  • Most books in these collections can be borrowed for 3 weeks
  • Books in the Reserve collection are copies of frequently borrowed books
  • Multiple books can be borrowed from each collections. For more information on loans, see our Borrow, Return & Renew page
Junior Collection
  • The Junior Collection spans pre-school age to adult books and is relevant to the primary curriculum. It includes Irish interest and Irish language titles and picture books. 
  • Shelf-mark label on the spine of the book contains the prefix ‘J.’ 
Teaching Collection
  • The Teaching Collection comprises current textbooks, class readers, how-to-teach books and non-book resources. Its primary aim is to support students as they undertake School Placement. 
  • Shelf-mark label on the spine of the book contains the prefix ‘TC.’
Live Wise Collection
  • This collection aims to enhance and promote well-being and resilience and supports individuals in finding new approaches to life's challenges. 

The Request Collection is a large collection of supplementary material. Items from this collection can be borrowed through our Click & Collect service.