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National College of Ireland


Remote Learning & Library Supports: Library Services Update

The Library is currently open to all students and staff, for full hours see here.

Online Library Resources which include ebooks, databases, academic journals, and more 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.

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.

Books can be returned by leaving them in the 'Book Returns Box' located outside the library entrance or they can be returned by using the self-service machine in the library.

The library is open for study purposes Monday to Friday between 9am to 9pm and on Saturdays between 9am and 5pm.

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

There are two group study rooms available to be booked:

Group Study Room: Located just outside the main library doors, there are 2 tables available to be booked for a maximum of 2 hours per day per group. There is a minimum of 2 people per table and a maximum of 4 people per table. Select the 'Book a Table' button below to access the online booking form.

Community Access Room: A private meeting room that contains a large screen for presentations located just inside the main library doors before the turnstile. The room can be booked for a group of a minimum of 2 people and a maximum of 8 people. It can be booked for a maximum of 2 hours per day per group. Select the 'Book the Community Access Room' button below to access the online booking form.

For further details regarding NCI Library's group study rooms see our Library Essentials guide:

Library Opening Hours
Monday to Friday 9:00 to 21:00
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
Monday to Thursday 20:00 to 21:00
Friday 18:00 to 21:00
Saturday 13:45 to 17:00
Group Study Room Hours
Monday to Friday 9:00 to 21:00
Saturday 9:00 to 17:00
Online Support Hours
Monday to Thursday 10:00 to 20:00
Friday 10:00 to 18:00
Saturday 10:00 to 14:00
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.