Library Membership & Access

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DCU Students

All current registered DCU students automatically have full membership to DCU Libraries;

  • O'Reilly Library, Glasnevin Campus
  • Cregan Library, St. Patrick's Campus
  • Woodlock Hall Library, All Hallows Campus.

You need your DCU ID card to enter and leave all libraries.


students entering O'Reilly library via the turnstiles at reception
Daily Access Cards

When visiting any library site please ensure you have a valid student card for entry/exit.

Should you lose/forget your card, library staff can issue you a temporary 'Daily Access Card' which will allow you to enter/exit library buildings until the library closes on day of issue. 

Please note, students are only permitted 3 Daily Access Cards per semester. After you have been issued a third Daily Access Card you will not be able to access the library unless you have your student card. 

Lost student cards can be replaced via registry for a charge.

Daily Access Cards can only be issued by library staff. During 'study only' hours, you must have your student card to enter and exit library buildings. Access during study only hours cannot be granted without a valid student card. 

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DCU Staff/Affiliated Staff/Visiting Researchers

DCU Staff

All current DCU staff automatically have full membership of DCU Library, including access to all library sites, print collections and online resources.

It is not necessary to register separately with the library.

Please contact if you have any questions on this process

Staff should use their DCU staff ID card to gain entry to O'Reilly Library (Glasnevin Campus), Cregan Library (St Patrick's Campus) or Woodlock Hall Library (All Hallows Campus)


Affiliated DCU Staff and Visiting Researchers

Where necessary, Library access for visiting staff, researchers and campus contractors can be arranged.

Library Visitor Membership includes multi-site access, print collection access and DCU guest wifi.

Longer-term researchers/ faculty visitors should, in the first instance, discuss library access needs with their affiliated School

Access to library online resources or IT facilities (including printing or photocopying) is not available to library visitors.  If such access is required by visiting researchers, please contact your affiliated School/ Faculty.

Please contact for assistance/ further information