DCU Library Book Swap February 2023

In February 2023 we launched DCU Library Book Swap carousels in all three of our libraries, helping you to read sustainably with our ‘take a book, leave a book’ initiative. The carousels are available to everyone so come and visit our libraries and find your next favourite read!
Shows staff member standing beside a carousel filled with books with DCU Library Book Swap written on the stand

DCU Library's Grace O'Connor stands beside Cregan Library's Book Swap carousel. Pic: DCU Library

Share your unwanted books and discover new titles with our DCU Library Book Swap carousels.


You’ll find the stands just outside the entry gates into O’Reilly Library on our Glasnevin campus, Cregan Library on the St Patrick's campus and Woodlock Hall Library on the All Hallows campus in Drumcondra.


You don't need a library card to access the stands, which means that they're available to our staff, students and to our local community. Find our libraries easily using our campus maps


You're welcome to take a book even if you don't have a book to swap. There's something for everyone from crime thrillers to literary fiction to history and biography titles. 


If you have books you no longer need this is the perfect opportunity to de-clutter your collection. 

We’re looking for books that are:

  • in good condition
  • adult fiction titles
  • adult non-fiction titles with wide appeal 


When paper accounts for around 26% of total waste at landfills, it’s more important than ever to practise sustainability by ensuring that as many people as possible get to enjoy your books. Make your reading habit more environmentally friendly today, with our help.


So get green with our new book swap scheme - discover your next great read (for free!) and share your books with our staff, students and local community.  


If you have any questions about the book swap scheme or if you have books you'd like to donate please email eilis.oneill@dcu.ie