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Welcome to DCU Library

This page provides all the essential information you need to get started using the Library.

  • The Library really is THE place to be if you want to study (alone or in a group), find reading list material and scholarly information for your assignments, write up assignments, print, scan, copy, borrow a laptop, attend a library class, sit and read in the Lounge and so much more……. 
  • We recommend you drop into your campus library and take a tour during your first two weeks in DCU to get yourself familiar with the wonderful resources, spaces, services and support available to you.
  • Look out for our staff wearing red t-shirts who will help you find books, use our self-issue machines and generally ensure you get the most from your visit. And don’t forget to enter our competition to win an iPad! 


   Library tours

       Tours of O'Reilly Library, Glasnevin Campus and Cregan Library, St. Patrick's Campus will take place during Orientation Week and Week 1

       Just drop into the Library and take a tour, no need to book..

       Monday 11 - Thursday 14  and   Monday 18 - Thursday 21 September 2017 

          @   12:30

          @   13:30

       Meet at the Reception Desk in O'Reilly Library or Cregan Library.  

     Demos for Photocoping & Printing - O'Reilly Library, Glasnevin Campus

        ISS Staff will demonstrate how to use the photocopiers and printers after the library tours,
        your tour guide will bring you to the Photocopier area on Ground Floor.....


      Getting Started

    • Opening Hours
      Check out the library Opening Hours

    • ID card
      Your DCU ID card is also your Library card. Carry your ID card with you at all times.
      Daily access cards are availble if you forget your ID card. You cannot borrow material with a daily access card.
      You use your ID card  to
          - Enter and Exit the library through the access gates
          - Borrow, return and renew material at the Self-Issue Machines
          - Borrow, renew and pay fines at the Issue Desk
          - Log on to printer/photocopier machines
          -  Borrow laptops 

    • Password and PIN
      Your DCU username and password are given to you at Registration.
      You will need it to
         - log in to PCs in the Library
         - access the Eduroam wireless network
         - book a group study room via the library website
         - access the library's electronic resources (e-journals & e-books)
      If you forget or lose your username and password, contact iss.servicedesk@dcu.ie or bring your student card to the ISS Desk.

      Your Library PIN will be sent to you by e-mail at your DCU e-mail address.
      You will need it to
        -  access and manage your Library Account via the catalogue or library website
        - reserve books or renew current loans
      If you forget your PIN please ask library staff at the Service Desks

    • Printing, Copying & Scanning
      Information on the Printing & Photocopying page

    • Borrow, Return & Renew
      All the information you need on the Borrow and Renew page

    • Floor Plans
      What's on each floor of O'Reilly Library and Cregan Library


     Getting Help

    • Library staff wearing red t-shirts will be roving in the library helping students settle in for the first 2 weeks
    • Information Services
      If you have any questions please ask us at Information Services

    • Information Systems Services Desk
      ISS staff will help you with all IT questions, WiFi access, printing, copying, scanning and laptop loans, more information here

    • Library Quick Guide
      DCU Library quick guide available here
    • Subject Librarians
      The Subject Librarian Team gives academic support to all students

    • Subject Guides
      Our Subject Guides are designed to help you delve into your subject by bringing together some of the great, quality resources available to you through the Library and on the Web.

    • LETS Tutorial
      LETS Tutorial
       is series of online tutorials for students to help you to locateevaluate and use information effectively


   iPad Competition

                 Get to know your Library - complete 6 tasks in the Library to win an iPad......

                 Visit the library NOW to enter.....