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National College of Ireland

NCI LIBRARY

Remote Learning & Library Supports: Library Services Update

During the current level 5 restrictions, we would advise students to use the Online Library Resources as much as possible. This includes ebooks, databases, academic journals, and more. These resources are available 24/7 and from any location. Library staff is available for online support by email (library@ncirl.ie) and LibChat. Or you can contact the Library Help Centre for one to one support for assignments and research via email (libraryhelpcentre@ncirl.ie) or through online appointments available to be booked here. Below outlines the changes to library services which will be in effect from Friday, 23rd October 2020 until further notice.

Please note that our services have been developed in line with Government, Health & Safety, and College protocols and are subject to change at short notice - please check the library and college websites for updates.

You can borrow items from the library's collections using our Click & Collect Book Service. Request items by using the online form, once your request is submitted you will receive an email regarding when your items are available for collection. Please ensure you have filled in the Covid-19 Questionnaire (1st visit only) before you visit the IFSC campus.


No overdue fines will be charged during this semester.


All books may be left in the 'Book Returns Box' located in the college atrium.

Study spaces in allocated classrooms on campus are available to be pre-booked. Go here to book a space to study.

During level 5 restrictions, study spaces and computers in the library will not be available to be booked and access to the library is not permitted for students or non-library staff. 

Please ensure you have filled in the Covid-19 Questionnaire (1st visit only) before you visit the IFSC campus.

NCI Library will be operating at a reduced capacity during level 5 restrictions and there will be no evening offerings.

Online Resources (ebooks, databases, journals etc.): Available 24/7 from any location 

Online Supports Hours (LibChat): 10:00 to 20:00 Monday to Friday & 11:00 to 15:00 Saturday

Click & Collect Book Service Hours: 11:00 to 15:00 Monday to Friday

College Study Spaces: 9:30 to 12:30 & 13:30 to 17:00 Monday to Friday

Keep up to date on any library news and resources by following @NCILibrary on Facebook Twitter Instagram
Communications from the Library: Please note all communications from the library, concerning renewal of books, overdue books and reservations will be sent to your NCI student email account.