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All current DCU staff and students automatically have full membership of the Library.

Staff, however, must be registered on the Library system, using the DCU Staff Membership Form

  

 

Alumni

DCU Alumni membership scheme

Alumni of DCU may take out annual membership of the Library. There are two forms of membership: Access only or Access and Borrowing.

Access only provides access to the Library's collections, use of the Information desk service and our pre-paid photocopying and printing service. The membership is for three years and there is no fee for Access.

Access and Borrowing costs €38 for 6 months and €76 for 12 months. Under this scheme members can also borrow up to 8 items from the Library's main-lending collection.

Please note:

  • Alumni membership of the library is for personal private research only, not for commercial or professional purposes
  • Alumni members may not borrow from the Short Loan Collections in Glasnevin Library
  • Due to licensing agreement regulations, access is only available to selected electronic resources while on-campus
  • off-campus access to electronic resources is not available to Alumni members

Application for Membership

Application forms online -  Alumni Membership Form (pdf). Please complete the form, sign and either e-mail the signed pdf or send (with the appropriate fee where applicable) to

Glasnevin Library, DCU Glasnevin Campus, Dublin 9.   OR  St. Patrick's Library, DCU St. Patrick's Campus, Dublin 9

Please Note:  Cheques should be made payable to Dublin City University.   We regret that for the moment we are unable to accept credit card payments.

  

External

DCU Library External Membership Scheme

Members of the public may apply for external membership of the library. External membership of the library is for personal research purposes only. Acceptance of an application is at the discretion of the Director of Library Services. We regret that we cannot offer external membership to students registered at other Irish academic or educational institutions.
The scheme offers two forms of membership: 'access only' or 'access and borrowing':

  • Access only membership costs €63 for 6 months and €126 for 12 months. Under this scheme members can access the library's collections, use the information desk service and avail of the pre-paid photocopying service.
  • Access and Borrowing costs €126 for 6 months and €252 for 12 months. Under this scheme members can also borrow up to 8 items from the Library's main-lending collection.

Please note:

  • External members may not borrow from the Short Loan Collections on the ground floor
  • Due to licensing agreement regulations, access is only available to selected electronic resources while on-campus
  • External membership of the library is for personal private research only, not for commercial or professional purposes
  • off-campus access to electronic resources is not available to external members

Applying for External membership

Application forms are available from the Issue Desk, Glasnevin Library, or Online form (pdf). Please complete form, print, sign and send to 'Membership, the Glasnevin Library, DCU Glasnevin Campus, Dublin 9'. 
Please do not include the membership fee.

If your application is approved (acceptance of an application is at the discretion of the Director of Library Services) you will be informed within a week, and asked to send the appropriate fee.

Please Note: 
Cheques should be made payable to Dublin City University
We regret that for the moment we are unable to accept credit card payments.
Contact details:
Telephone: 7005418
Email: library@dcu.ie

ALCID

ALCID Scheme

DCU library is a member of the ALCID scheme, which is a co-operative arrangement between a number of Academic Libraries in Ireland. It allows access to the collections of participating libraries on production of an ALCID membership card.

The scheme is available to full-time academics, academic–related staff, registered students reading for taught or research Masters degrees.

 Click her for more information about ALCID 

 

SCONUL

SCONUL Access Scheme

SCONUL Access is a reciprocal access scheme, granting borrowing privileges to many types of library users working or studying at participating higher education libraries in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Reciprocal access means that each participating library chooses which types of users to accept under the scheme. Its users are then offered exactly the same level of service by other member libraries.

DCU library offers borrowing to visiting staff and research students under the scheme.

More information here....  under Sconul Access,  

 

Daily Access

Daily Access/Letter of Introduction

Students attending other public higher education universities/colleges may access either library, Glasnevin and St. Patrick's (for a day) with a letter of introduction from their own Library.

  • The letter must be on an original letterhead from the student's own institution's library, and be signed and stamped by library staff
  • The letter must state specifically the material the student wishes to access
 

Visiting Lectures

Visiting lecturers / academic collaborators

If you are an academic visitor/collaborator to DCU, your host school can arrange visitor access to the Library.
To apply the form below should be completed and stamped by the school, centre or unit, and presented at Reception Desk in Glasnevin Library and Reception in St. Patrick's Library.

Visitors Membership Form

 

Community

 

Local Community

Local community, Non-Governmental Organisations and Non-Profit Organisations should write to:

The Director of Library Services

Glasnevin Library

DCU Glasnevin Campus,

Dublin 9

Private Colleges

 

Private Colleges

In keeping with policy in Irish Universities Association institutions, we are unable to offer access or membership to students registered with private colleges.