DCU Library partners and collaborates with a number of national bodies and groups.  Some of these include:

Digital Repository of Ireland

The DRI is a nationally funded digital repository for humanities and social sciences.  The project is based within the Royal Irish Academy and provides training, support and repository services for member institutions.


IReL is a nationally funded e-resource licensing consortium providing access to leading Science Technology and Medicine (STM) and Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) resources on behalf of participating Irish publicly funded higher education institutions.  This provides access to a broad range of electronic journals and databases.


This is the Consortium of National and University Libraries.  The all island group provides a framework for professional development and networking across the various institutions with the creation of a strategy and a number of working groups.


The Irish Universities Association Librarians group.  This group comprises the 9 Directors of library services in the IUA Universities.  The group provides a mechanism for information exchange and policy development across the participating academic libraries.


DCU Is a member of the International Association of University Libraries (IATUL).  IATUL offers an influential and inclusive community for leaders of university and research libraries from around the world. It brings together library directors and senior managers from over 70 countries to exchange ideas, expand professional networks, form new collaborations, and work together on multinational projects exploring the big challenges faced by academic libraries.