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National College of Ireland


Other Services and Facilities: Off Campus Students

Find out what services the library offers.

Off campus

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Much of the material you need can be found on the online databases that the library subscribes to. Journal articles, reports, newspaper articles and ebooks are all available electronically via the Library homepage. If you have any problems, please contact us and we will be happy to help.


All registered off campus students have full borrowing rights from the NCI Library.  All registered off campus students may order copies of relevant books, journal articles or reprints held by the NCI Library.

Once you have requested the books/articles you want to look at, we will post them to you. Any book you borrow will be issued for two weeks. You may request up to five books at any one time. The cost of sending the requested material to you will be borne by the Library. Students must pay for the return postage of books being sent back to the library. Please allow ten days for delivery of the material you have requested. Please note this service is only available to registered off campus students.


You may request information by phone or email:

Phone: +353 1 4498590

When requesting any material from the library by phone, or e-mail, you must include the following details:

  • Date requested
  • Your name and address
  • Your daytime phone number
  • Your student number
  • Your course code
  • The module  of the course for which you are requesting the information
  • The date after which you no longer require the book(s) or article(s)
  • Full details of the book(s) you require: author, title, name of publisher, year of publication.
  • Full details of the article(s) you require: author, title of article, name of the journal, issue or part number, volume number and year of publication.


If you wish to use the library in person, borrowing facilities are available to all users carrying a valid NCI student card. It is essential to bring your NCI student card with you if you wish to enter the library and borrow books.


Check out our ebook collections as well

Communications from the library

Please note all communications, from the library, concerning renewal of books, overdue books and reservations will be sent to your N.C.I. student email account.