Library Help & Support

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Library Help Desk and Help Desk Plus

Library Help Desks

Areas we can help with include:
  • Finding books and eBooks on your reading lists, and using the library catalogue (Library Search)
  • Borrowing, renewing and requesting print material
  • Collecting requested material
  • General assistance with all library services and collections

If you have any questions, our staff are happy to help, you just need to ask!


Help Desk Plus

Help Desk Plus offers extended support for inquiries that need a little extra time and assistance. 

Sit down with a knowledgeable library staff member to receive helpful guidance in 

  • locating resources, 
  • navigating databases for academic journal articles
  • Locating subject information for your assignments and class projects
  • Help with citing and referencing / avoiding plagiarism queries

Help desk plus is a drop-in service, no appointments needed. 

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Contact Us


Cregan Library

T: +353 (01) 700 9134

O’Reilly Library

T: +353 (01) 700 5041

Woodlock Hall Library

T: +353 (01) 700 8517


All general queries:

Live Chat Available: Get fast answers to short queries with our live chat feature. Simply look for the pop-out tab and a member of staff will reply almost instantly.

Available Monday - Friday, 10am - 4pm


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My Library Account

As a DCU registered student you have access to a personal My Library Account to allow you to keep track of loan dates, renewals, and requests.


Take a look at this quick video on how to sign in: My Library Account Tutorial

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LETS Online Library Tutorials

LETS are Library E-Tutorials for Students

These online tutorials will help you to locate, evaluate and use information effectively. These online tutorials are quick to complete via Loop

Learn more about the different types of modules on the LETS webpage

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Subject Support

Our Subject Librarians are available to advise and help you with your research. They also deliver classes and workshops throughout the year.

Your Subject Librarian can advise on:

  • Finding quality sources for your essays and projects
  • Devising an effective search strategy
  • Using the best resources for your discipline
  • Conducting a review of the literature
  • Citing and referencing sources

You'll find their contact information on the Subject Guides developed by the team. Each guide brings together the best quality information resources available for a given subject and also provides the contact details for your Subject Librarian.

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Other Supports

DCU Library partners with other DCU units to provide a range of different services in the library, from IT support, help with writing assignments, Math assistance and more. 

Other Supports