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About the Glucksman Library

The Glucksman Library supports the teaching, learning and research activities of the University of Limerick by providing quality information resources, education, support and facilities to students, faculty, staff and researchers.

With over one million in-person visits annually and 1.5 million downloads from the digital collections, the Glucksman Library is one of the most popular and heavily used places on campus.

About the Glucksman Library

The reimagined and extended Glucksman Library is designed to transform the Library and the University for scholarship in a digital age.

Over one million people visit the Library each year.

The building includes:

  • Seating for 2,200 people
  • Study areas for silent, quiet and group work
  • Graduate Commons
  • Over 150 PCs for student use
  • Wireless access throughout the Library
  • Faculty Reading Room
  • Digital Scholarship studio
  • Group study, meeting and training rooms
  • Moot Appellate Court
  • Presentation practice room
  • Exhibition space

 

Library Collections

The Library provides full access to high-quality academic information and resources. Collections include:

  • 350,000 printed books, journals, newspapers, theses and magazines
  • 270,000 e-books
  • 62,000 e-journals
  • 200 electronic databases

The University’s institutional repository ULIR contains UL’s research output

 

Special Collections & Archives contains the library’s collections of archives, rare books and manuscripts relating particularly to the history, literature and culture of Limerick and the Mid-West region.

The Library has assumed care of the Bolton Library; a collection of 12,000 early printed books, manuscripts and incunabulae of exceptional academic and bibliographic importance.

Other collections include; The National Dance Archive of Ireland, the Gilsenan Yeats collection, the Armstrong Collection, the Daly Family Papers and a Kate O'Brien Archive.

Access by appointment only.

 

Library Services

Our staff aim to provide a high quality, personal and friendly service in a student-centred, supportive environment.

Services include:

  • Self-service borrowing & return
  • Laptop lending
  • Ask-Us online information service
  • Information  Desk service
  • Subject-specialist assistance from faculty librarians
  • Research services
  • Inter library loans
  • Information skills training
  • Referencing skills support
  • New student support service
  • Visitor access to other libraries
  • Online group study room booking
  • Fee based service for alumni, members of the public and industry

 

Library Opening Hours

The Library building may be used by registered faculty, staff and students of the University. During semester, the Library is normally open Monday – Friday, 08.30 to 24.00. Check the screens throughout the library or our website, as opening hours are extended coming up to exams.

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