SC&A: Book Your Appointment

A student with archivist Killian Downing in the Special Collections & Archives reading room.

Book Your Appointment - Special Collections & Archives

Materials from our Special Collections and Archives are available for consultation in our Reading Room, situated on the lower ground floor of O'Reilly Library on the Glasnevin Campus.

This service is available by appointment only which should be made at least 48 hours in advance. Please await a confirmation email from the Special Collections & Archives team.

For any queries, email

Special Collections & Archives Appointment Form

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Reading Room Terms & Conditions
  • The Reading Room is open from 10:00-12:00 and 14:00 to 16:00 each day.
  • No food or drink (including bottled water) is allowed in the SC&A Reading Room.
  • Bags and outdoor coats can be stored adjacent to the Reading Room consultation table.
  • Notes may only be made using pencils or laptops.
  • Readers must not mark books or material from the archives in any way.
  • Readers must seek permission from a member of staff before taking photographs
  • Readers should take care when handling books and archives and must comply with the advice given by members of staff.
  • Do not use hand sanitiser before handling archival material.
  • Mobile phones are to be placed on silent mode or switched off and no calls are to be taken or received.
  • No items or books are to be removed from the SC&A Reading Room.

Data Protection Statement

The information provided above will be used by Dublin City University Library in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation and the Data Protection Acts 1988 to 2018.

Your personal data (full name) will be retained for 7 years under Special Collections and Archives Directorate business use. It will not be shared with any third parties or used for any other purpose other than managing access to DCU Library‚Äôs Special Collection and Archives and to to ensure that any personal data contained in any special collection or archive, to which you are being granted access, is used solely for the purpose of historical research and not for any purpose which could cause damage or distress to the subjects of the data. 

By signing the form above, you are giving us your consent to hold your personal data (Full Name) for this purpose for 7 years. If you wish to remove your name, please contact: specialcollections.archives [at] or if you have any questions in relation to your personal data, you may contact the DCU Data Protection Officer, Mr Martin Ward, on 01-7007476 or email [at] further information, please visit the DCU Data Protection Unit Website.

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