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National College of Ireland


Remote Learning & Library Supports: Library Services Update

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 ( and LibChat. Or you can contact the Library Help Centre for one to one support for assignments and research via email ( 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.

Library Update 21st July: From the 26th July study spaces and PCs within the library will once again be available to book. We will continue to provide our Click & Collect book service and you can access campus to return books as well. You will find information as well as the click & collect form below. Books can now also be returned to the book returns box located at the college reception. 

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.

Library study spaces will be available to book from Monday the 26th of July. Spaces will be available in 2 slots between the hours of 10.00 to 17.00 Monday to Friday.

Please Note: Due to the current ongoing IT Systems Outage the study spaces within the college are not available at this time, apologies for any inconvenience caused.

NCI Library will be operating at a reduced capacity due to IT systems outage 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 Thursday, 10:00 to 18:00 Friday, & 11:00 to 15:00 Saturday

Click & Collect Book Service Hours: Collection 09:00 to 17:00 Monday to Friday

College Study Spaces: Currently unavailable

Library Study Spaces: Re-opening Monday 26th July 2021 10:00 to 13:00 and 14:00 to 17:00

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.