Summer Services

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DCU Library will remain open for the summer months to support the research and teaching needs of the University community.

We will update this page with any developments on library services and spaces, as and when the Health & Safety situation permits.

Access to library buildings is restricted for Book A Seat, Click + Collect and Dissertation Appointment Services only. 

Opening Hours

To support users who may wish to study in the library our Book A Seat service will continue to offer study spaces on both campuses: 
          Monday to Friday: 9am - 1pm & 1:30pm - 4:30pm

To collect reserved items from our Click + Collect service, pick-up points are available:
Monday to Friday: 9am - 5pm

To support users who may wish to consult print dissertations our Dissertation Appointment Service is available Monday to Friday: 9:30am - 12:30pm


Due to the ongoing Health & Safety restrictions as a result of the Covid pandemic, we can only provide pre-booked access to library spaces to currently registered DCU staff and students.

Access remains suspended for the following until further notice: Alumni, students from other Irish academic institutions, and members of the public.


Click + Collect

We will continue to offer our Click + Collect service for the summer months. Request eligible items (whether they are on loan or available on the shelf) for collection from your chosen library. Full details on how to reserve and collect items is available here.

Scan & Send

To support academic activity throughout the summer, we can provide a digital copy of a book chapter or a journal article from DCU library's print collection on request.
Check out the Scan & Send page for more information.

Book A Seat

Study access is available in both Cregan and O’Reilly libraries for currently registered staff and students. All bookings must be made in advance online. Full details on the Book A Seat page.

Dissertation Appointment Service NEW

DCU Library is delighted to announce we are now operating an appointment service for print taught masters dissertations for consultation purposes only. (June 2021)
Full details available here.


NEW     Fine Amnesty for June and July!

We invite any current or former borrowers of DCU Library to return any overdue material still outstanding. Fines will be waived on all library loans returned, regardless of when it was borrowed - 2010, 2019 or March of this year.

Return your loans to the contactless Return Facility located in Cregan or O'Reilly. Our Return Facilities can receive material from either library

Full details on book returns is here

O'Reilly book bin


O’Reilly Library, Glasnevin Campus

Open 24/7
Located on the outside wall, left of the revolving door


Cregan book bin


Cregan Library, St. Patrick's Campus

Located inside the Foyer on the ground floor.

Open Monday - Friday - 9am - 5pm


If you are not able to travel to campus, please return any loan(s) via registered post to its home library. 

Borrowers are deemed responsible for library items until received back by library staff and removed from the borrowers account: 


O’Reilly Library

DCU Glasnevin Campus,


Dublin 9

D09 V209


Cregan Library

DCU St. Patrick's Campus, 


Dublin 9

D09 AW21



We acknowledge that it may be difficult for some undergraduate students residing around the country to get loans back to us, now that the exams are over and their academic time with the university has come to an end. To accommodate these students, we will be operating a free postal book return service in which we will send you a prepaid returns envelope to help with getting your loans back safely.


To apply, please email the Issue Desk of the library where your books were borrowed from:


Please include your DCU student number and your current postal address.

Library support will continue during our opening hours for the summer months. Contact us by email, phone or via Social Media for advice and guidance on all our spaces, services and resources.





Cregan Library: 01 7009134

O’Reilly Library: 01 7005041


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