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National College of Ireland


Remote Learning & Library Supports: On-Campus Services

We will continue to provide our Click & Collect book service and you can access campus to return books as well. Study spaces located in allocated classrooms on campus are currently not available to book. This guide will be continually updated as college management and government guidelines evolve.

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.

Before returning to campus, have a look at NCI's short video about what the campus now looks like including some of the changes that have been made and the protocols that are in place. You can also find further information on the colleges Our Campus Commitment webpage.

Due to social distancing measures, access to the library will be operating through an appointment-based system for all students and staff. Before arriving on campus, ensure you have organised a pickup time for collecting books through our 'Click & Collect' book service. *Note: You will be required to show your booking or confirmation email upon your arrival to campus and/or the library.

It's up to all of us at NCI - please practice the following guidelines when accessing the library:

  • Wearing a mask in the library is mandatory
  • Wash your hands regularly
  • Sanitise your study space before and after use with the wipes provided (this includes any equipment, i.e. pcs, printers etc.)
  • Keep the recommended social distance from others in the college as much as possible and respect each other's space.

By following these guidelines not only are you protecting yourself, but you are protecting others. Join us in helping to keep our services open to you and other NCI students and staff.

NCI Library's 'Click & Collect' book service is available to all NCI students and staff. 

Book allowances:

College Level Number of Items Loan Duration
Undergraduate 5 items 2 weeks
Postgraduate 10 items 4 weeks
Staff 12 items 6 weeks

How to use the 'Click & Collect' book service:

Have a look in the library catalogue for the items you would like to request.

*note: Be aware of the number of items you are allowed to borrow (see chart above) - if you currently have items checked out, these will be deducted from the number of items you are allowed to borrow at one time. 

Fill out the Online Form with the details of the books you are requesting and then submit the form.

Once your request is received, a member of the library staff will check the items out to your account. You will then be notified via your college email that your items are ready to be collected from the NCI College Reception. 

*note: Any items that are not collected within the designated time period (i.e. five working days), will be checked back in and returned to the shelves.

Due to high demand and the necessity to quarantine and sanitise the returned items, there may be delays in fulfilling users' requests.

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.

Books can be returned via the book returns box located in the atrium across from reception. All returned items will be sanitised before they are put back into circulation. After returning a book, due to our sanitisation procedures, your loan record may not be updated for 1-2 business days. You can keep an eye on your library account here: My Account.

Library Student Printers 

The library is the main printing hub for NCI students. There are 4 printers/photocopiers located at the front of the library. All 4 of the printers provide printing, photocopying, and scanning services.

Go here for more information on how to print in the library.

Printing Outside of the Library

Alternatively, there is a printer available on the first floor, turn right out of the lift or from the stairs and the printer is located in the first room on the left after the swinging doors. 

Make sure you sanitise the printers before and after use with the wipes provided.

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.