All current registered DCU students automatically have full membership to DCU Library, O'Reilly Library, Glasnevin Campus and Cregan Library, St. Patrick's Campus. You need your DCU ID card to enter and leave the libraries.
All current DCU staff automatically have full membership to DCU Library, O'Reilly Library, Glasnevin Campus and Cregan Library, St. Patrick's Campus.
However, you must be registered on the Library system to activate your ID card. Please complete this form, DCU Staff Membership Form and return to Library Issue Desk for completion.
You need your Staff ID card, issued by HR, to enter and leave the libraries.
Alumni Membership of DCU Library has been suspended for the Academic Year 2020/21 due to the ongoing uncertainty around Coronavirus public safety concerns
We will not be accepting new Alumni applications during this time.
We will not be in a position to facilitate study access for currently registered Alumni until further notice.
If you are an academic visitor/collaborator to DCU, your host school can arrange visitor access to the Library.
To apply, complete the Visitors Membership Form (which should be stamped by the school, centre or unit) and drop into Reception Desk in either O'Reilly Library or Cregan Library for processing.
Students from other Universities
Undergraduate students attending other public higher education universities/colleges may access either library, O'Reilly Library on Glasnevin Campus and Cregan Library on St. Patrick's Campus for a day, for the specific purpose of accessing material in our collections. A letter of introduction from their own University/College library is required. The letter must be on an original letterhead from the student's own institution's library, and be signed and stamped by library staff.
The letter must state specifically the material the student wishes to access. We are not in a position to grant access for study to undergraduates during term time. Postgraduate students with an ALCID card (see below) may access both DCU libraries during our opening hours.
In keeping with policy in Irish Universities Association institutions, we are unable to offer access or membership to students registered with private colleges.
The ALCID Scheme has been suspended for the Academic Session 2020/21 due to the ongoing uncertainty around Coronavirus public safety concerns.
We will not be issuing new ALCID cards to DCU staff and students during this time.
We will not be in a position to facilitate study access in DCU Library for postgraduates and staff from other participating Irish libraries.
More information on the ALCID page
Due to the ongoing uncertainty around Coronavirus public safety concerns, the SCONUL access scheme between participating libraries in Ireland and the UK is suspended at this time.
We will not be issuing new membership to DCU staff/researchers, nor will we be permitting access to SCONUL members.More information under Sconul Access
Summer External Membership
The Summer External Membership Scheme provides access to study spaces and collections in both libraries - Cregan Library, DCU St. Patrick's Campus Drumcondra and O’Reilly Library, DCU Glasnevin Campus, throughout June, July and August.
The cost for Summer access is €40. Please fill out the Application Form and send to email@example.com for consideration.
- Payment will be taken when application has been approved
- This membership scheme does not include borrowing rights
- Guest printing/scanning/photocopying facilities are available upon request
- Access to our online databases and journals is permitted in library buildings only.
-We are not in a position to offer external membership during the academic year (September- May)
Local community, Non-Governmental Organisations and Non-Profit Organisations should write to:
University Librarian, O'Reilly Library, DCU Glasnevin Campus, Glasnevin, Dublin 9
For any enquiries about library membership please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org