Borrow, Return & Renew
How to Borrow
Click & Collect
You can request a book from either library and collect it from the library of your choice through the Click + Collect service.
Books on loan and books on the shelf can be requested. You can request up to ten books at a time with this service.
All loans borrowed will be issued for 3 weeks.
No fines are applying at this time.
Tip: Always check your online ‘My Library Account’ for the due date of each item on loan.
- Undergraduates can borrow up to 14 items
- Bachelor of Education (B Ed) students can borrow up to 20 items
- Postgraduates and Staff may borrow up to 20 items
Book Postal Service
This service was available from 8th March 2021 - 16th April 2021 and is now CLOSED
Order up to 5 print books online through our Pick & Post service. DCU Library will cover the cost of posting your selected items to you, and also the cost of returning items. Strictly one order per person.
To avoid borrowing restrictions, all items must be returned to either library site on or before the due date.
Remember: It is the responsibility of the borrower to be aware of the due date for material and to return material on time regardless of any reminders
Return your items to the Return Facility located at both Libraries. Our return facilities can receive material from both libraries.
NB: In compliance with Covid safety guidelines, all items returned will be quarantined for 72 hours
O’Reilly Library, Glasnevin Campus
Located on the outside wall, to the left of the revolving door
Cregan Library, St. Patrick's Campus
located inside the Foyer on the ground floor.
Monday - Friday - 09:00 - 17:00
Not able to make it to campus in time to return your books?
Please return any loan(s) via registered post to its home library. Borrowers are deemed responsible for library items until received back by library staff and removed from the borrowers account:
DCU Glasnevin Campus,
DCU St. Patrick's Campus,
Remember: To avoid delays in getting new material on loan, please return or renew any loans which may be overdue
How to Renew
Not finished with a book by its due date? No problem!
It’s easy to go online and renew your loan.
- Click on My Library Account
- Enter your student/staff number and Library PIN.
- Click on the Renew button beside the book(s) you wish to hold on to
- For the 2020/21 academic year, there is no limit on the amount of times books can be renewed
- Contact email@example.com if you do not know your library PIN.
Remember: books that have been reserved by another borrower cannot be renewed
Tip: We will send you a reminder the day before the due date (to your DCU email account) to indicate a book you have on loan is due for return.
You can renew your loans online via My Library Account, even if they have gone past their due date.
My Library Account is an online facility which allows you to view your library account.
You need your 8 digit student/staff number and your Library PIN to access your account.
- Loans - you can view your loans and check their due dates
- Renewals - you can renew your loans where this is allowed.
- Reservations - check what reservation(s) you have currently requested. You will also have an option to cancel these if necessary.
- Settings - you can change your PIN