Books & Ebooks

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DCU Library has several collections of print books across all three libraries.
See below for collections in each library; Cregan, O'Reilly and Woodlock Hall. Store Collection comprises of items held in storage and can be requested online.

Search Library Search for books and Ebooks.
Getting Started Tutorials are available on Library Search page.

Details on how to borrow are available on the Borrow, Return, Renew webpage

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Library Search - Ebooks

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 in Library Search.
Click on Available Online in the Book record to access the Ebook.

When accessing, students and staff will be prompted to enter their DCU username and password.

Aside from Library Search, users can search for DCU Ebook content directly from the relevant platforms. 

The main Ebook platforms available are:

Main Collection

  • Located on 2nd and 3rd floors.
  • Multiple books can be borrowed from each collections. For more information on loans, see our Borrow, Return & Renew page

Reserve Collection

  • The Reserve Collection consists of high demand core texts from the Teaching Collection.
  • Located on 1st floor.
  • These print books and resource packs are available for library consultation only.  

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.
  • Located on 1st floor.
  • 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. 
  • Located on 1st floor.
  • 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. 
  • Located on 2nd floor.

 

Main Collection

  • Located on 1st & 2nd floors
  • Books can be borrowed for 3 weeks or 1 week.

Short loan Collection

  • Located on 1st & 2nd floors
  • Books can be borrowed for 48 hours and are distinguished by a red sticker on the spine.
  • They cannot be renewed.

Multiple books can be borrowed from each collection.
For more information on loans, see our Borrow, Return & Renew page

Philosophy & Theology Collection

  • The Philosophy & Theology Collection covers themes of philosophy, psychology, religions, scripture, Christian literature, theology, canon law, church history, and more.
  • Located on the ground floor.
  • Shelfmark label on the spine of the book contains a prefix ranging from ‘B’ to ‘BZ’.

Main Collection

  • This collection spans most humanities subjects.
  • Located on the ground floor and first floor.

Irish Collection

  • Contains works of Irish interest and context on a multitude of subjects.
  • Located located on the first floor.
  • Shelfmark label on the spine of the book contains a prefix ‘IR’.

Multiple books can be borrowed from each collections. For more information on loans, see our Borrow, Return & Renew page.

Floor plan for Woodlock Hall Library.

The Store is a large collection of supplementary material held in storage in O’Reilly library.

Books from this collection are available only on request via the record in Library Search.

Before submitting a request, please ensure there is no alternative means of accessing the title - either in main collections, or as an Ebook.

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To submit a request:

  • Sign in to Library Search and locate the record of the required book.
  • In the Availability and Request Options section, click on the blue Request link.
  • Choose your library Pickup Location
  • Press Send Request to start the process.
  • You will be emailed when your book is ready for collection.

Requested items are typically supplied within 48 hours when pick up is O’Reilly. Supply time to Cregan Library or Woodlock Hall Library is generally 2-3 days.