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National College of Ireland

NCI LIBRARY

Remote Learning & Library Supports: Library Services Update

October 2021: As of Friday, 22nd October 2021 the Library is open to all current students and staff. To ensure your safety when accessing the Library/Study Spaces, remember to wear a face mask/covering and be mindful of hand hygiene.

We continue to 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.

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.

As of Friday, 22nd October, the Click & Collect book service is ending. To browse and borrow books, you can visit the Library during the opening ours. See our Library Essentials guide for more details about finding books in the Library as well as borrowing and renewing books.


No overdue fines will be charged during this semester.


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

As of Friday, 22nd October, pre-booking a study space is no longer required to access the library.

Low Distraction Desks

There are 4 Low Distraction Desks available to be booked in the Library. These desks can be pre-booked through the booking form below.

Campus Study Spaces

There are also study spaces available outside of the library in Room 1.02 and Room 2.04. These do not need to be booked.

Library Opening Hours
Monday to Friday 9:00 to 20:00
Saturday 9:00 to 17:00
Service Desk Hours
Monday to Thursday 9:00 to 20:00
Friday 9:00 to 18:00
Saturday 9:00 to 13:45
Reference/Study Only Hours
Friday 18:00 to 20:00
Saturday 13:45 to 17:00
Online Support Hours
*LibChat
Monday to Thursday 10:00 to 20:00
Friday 10:00 to 18:00
Saturday 10:00 to 15:00
Online Resources
*ebooks, databases etc.
Available 24/7 from any location 

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.