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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 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.

    Space

    The Library is a well-designed, modern building offering a pleasant and comfortable study environment. The Lewis L. and Loretta Brennan Glucksman Library opened in 1998 as a 6,900 square meter facility spread across three floors. The building includes:
    • Seating for 1,100 people
    • Study areas for silent, quiet and group work
    • Postgraduate reading room
    • Special collections reading room
    • Over 100 PC’s for student use
    • Wireless internet access throughout the library and wired access at all desks on floors 1 and 2
    • Plaza café located adjacent to the library entrance
    • A further 350 seats in reading rooms across the campus

    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 including the Bolton Library, the National Dance Archive of Ireland, the Gilsenan Yeats collection, the Armstrong Collection, the Daly Family Papers and a Kate O’Brien Archive
    • National Dance Archive of Ireland (NDAI)
    • Bolton Library

    Library Services

    The library staff aim to provide a high quality, personal and friendly service in a user-centered, supportive environment. Services include:
    • Self-service borrowing and return
    • Information desk & Special Collections desk
    • Ask Us – Tell Us online query service
    • Online group study room booking
    • Inter library loans
    • Subject-specialist assistance from faculty librarians
    • Research support services
    • New student support services
    • Information skills training
    • Referencing skills support
    • Visitor access to other libraries
    • Fee-based service for alumni, members of the public and industry

    Opening Hours

    The library building may be used by registered faculty, staff and students of the University and is open 330 days/year.

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