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New Students Welcome to DCU Library

 

We have two libraries O’Reilly Library, located on DCU Glasnevin Campus and Cregan library, located on DCU St Patricks Campus which provide comfortable, flexible study spaces, extensive collections of information sources and access to expert help and advice for all of our students.

This page will help you get to know DCU Library; take a library tour during Orientation Week; check out  key information about our libraries, watch our video and also Top Library Tips to help you  settle in to DCU ......

Orientation in the Library  

 

Library tours

Take a library tour by a member of library staff, not need to book just come along....

  Orientation Week16th – 19th September

   O’Reilly Library:   Monday – Thursday   @   12:30pm & 1:30pm
   Cregan Library:    Monday - Thursday   @   1:30pm

  Week 1    23rd – 26th September

   O’Reilly Library:   Monday – Thursday  @   12:30pm & 1:30pm
   Cregan Library:   Monday – Thursday   @   1:30pm
 

 

Roving Library staff

   

Library staff will be available throughout both libraries during Orientation Week and Week 1

               Don't hesitate to ask us any questions - we are here to help!

 

 

Get to know your Library

     Enter Library Competition:

     Complete 6 library tasks on our competition postcards and you could win an iPad

         Postcards available at the Information Services Desks

     Open to all new students  -  Closing date:  Saturday 12th October 2019 

 

Key Information

Key Information

  • DCU ID card
    You DCU ID card is alos your library card.
    Bring your DCU student ID card with you to enter and exit the library. You also use it to borrow/return books and using the printers/photocopiers. 
    It is a breach of library regulations to allow another person to use one's Identity Card or Membership Card in connection with any use of the Library, or to use another person's card.

  • Libraries and Locations
    O'Reilly library is located in DCU Glasnevin Campus and Cregan Library is located in DCU St. Patrick's Campus, maps here

  • Borrowing, returning and renewing books
    check out this page for more information

  • Study Spaces
    Several diffierent study spaces available....check them out here

  • PCs, Laptops, WiFi

  • Print, Photocopy and scant
Help and Support

Help & Support

  • Information Services Desks
    Located in both libraries, friendly staff availabe to answer your questions..... more information

  • Library Information Guide (pdf)

  • Subject Librarians
    Your Subject Librarian is here to offer you specific expertise and support in finding resources in your subject area; contact details.

  • Subject Guides
    Our subject guides are designed to help you delve into your subject by bringing together some of the great, quality resources available to you through the Library and on the Web 
Top Library Tips to help you settle in......

1. Library Information Guide

Pick up or view a Library Guide for all the essential information you need in one booklet

2. Library PIN

You'll need your library pin to log in to your online library account, to renew and reserve books and to pay fines.  Available from the Issue Desk

3. 48 Hour Loans

These books are for essential reading and are usually on your reading list.
They are identified with a red tag on the spine of the book; you can borrow 2 x 48 hour loans books; don't forget to print out receipt when borrowing these books and check exact time for return; they cannot be renewed or reserved and fines - 50c per hour overdue

4. How to avoid fines

  • by checking the return date/time on print receipt or email receipt
  • by checking your online Library Account
  • by renewing your books via telephone
  • by renewing by email

5. DCU Student ID card

Bring your DCU student ID card with you to enter and exit the library. You also use it to borrow/return books and using the printers/photocopiers.
It is a breach of library regulations to allow another person to use one's Identity Card or Membership Card in connection with any use of the Library, or to use another person's card.

6. Group Study Rooms

Group Study Rooms are intended for students who wish to collaborate in groups for projects or other work.

Book one of our 20 study rooms via the Online Booking System

Keep in Touch

Twitter @DCULIB

Facebook @DCUlibrary

Contact Details

Here are the Library's main telephone and emails