Welcome to DCU Library



The Library Orientation program offers NEW students an introduction to the library’s resources and services.

Discover our libraries with our self-guided tour options:

Video tours are a great start to give you an overview of the types and locations of services and facilities available within each library.



...OR, be your own tour guide and pick up a printed self-guided tour inside the library. Show yourself around and learn about the library at your own pace!

Watch our new student orientation video 2022 to learn about library resources, services, help and expertise available in all 3 libraries

Are you a NEW DCU student? 

DCU Library wants to give you the chance to start the semester in style with our AMAZING Orientation Competition.

Enter to be in with a chance to win a HUGE GRAND PRIZE and be the envy of all your friends! 

But wait, there's more! 3 lucky runners-up will win a GOODIE BAG packed with awesome DCU merchandise and vouchers. 

Good luck!

Spread the word and tell a fellow student 

This competition is open to all NEW registered undergraduate and postgraduate students in DCU. 

Returning students and staff are not eligible to enter.

It’s so easy!

Click on the link below,  enter your details, and answer the questions correctly to be in with a chance to win.

DCU Library Orientation Competition 

Friday, 14th October 2022

Entries after this date will not be accepted.

  • Entrants must be newly registered students to Dublin City University (DCU) for the year 2022-2023; undergraduate or postgraduate. 
  • Only one entry will be accepted per person. Multiple entries from the same person will be disqualified.
  • No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.
  • Closing date for entry will be 14th October 2022. After this date no further entries to the competition will be permitted.
  • To enter the competition, answer the questions specific to DCU Library correctly. 
  • The prizes are as stated and no cash or other alternatives will be offered. The prizes are not transferable.
  • Winners will be chosen at random from all entries received and verified by DCU Library.
  • The winners will be notified by email within 7 days of the closing date. If a winner cannot be contacted or does not claim the prize within 14 days of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner.
  • DCU Library will notify the winners when and where the prize can be collected.
  • Winners will be required to show their valid DCU ID student card before receiving their prize and will be asked for their permission to use their name and image in any publicity material. 
  • This competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.
  • DCU Library will use the personal data you provide, by way of the questionnaire, for the purpose of the 2022 orientation competition only. The personal data will be retained until the successful completion of the competition, after which it will be disposed of in a secure manner.  DCU Library will not disclose the personal data to any external DCU body.
  • Entry into the competition will be deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions.


Grand Prize

One lucky student will win:

1x DELL Latitude 5330 Laptop 

1x Beats Solo3 Wireless Headphones

runner up


Runner Up Goodie Bags

Three students will receive a Runner Up Goodie Bag each:

1x Book voucher €50

1x DCU sipper bottle

1x DCU metal thermal cup

1x DCU phone card holder

1x DCU A5 notebook 

1x DCU A4 side bound refill

1x DCU pencil

1x DCU Library pen

1x DCU Library tote bag

1x Londis voucher €50

1x DCU hoodie

1x DCU wristband

1x DCU phone pop socket

1x DCU A4 spiral bound refill

1x DCU bamboo pen

1x DCU USB key

1x DCU Library lanyard