Open 07:00-00:00 by appointment only

Book your visit to the library

Please note, dates and times on this booking system may be subject to change.

For semester 1 Autumn 2021/22 you must book a visit to access the library.  You can choose your own seat once you enter the library, but to gain access via the gates you must book a visit using our booking system.

Group Study Rooms have reopened.  These rooms have a capacity for 2 to 4 people and are provided for students to work together on coursework for group study.  Under current covid restrictions, each room may have a different capacity – check before booking. 

Inportant information regarding booking a group study roomyou must book a library visit first, than once you have received your library visit confirmation proceed to book a study room online up to 2 days in advance and for a max of 2 hours. 

Please remember to bring your student ID

  • Log into the booking system

  • Bookings can be made 2 days in advance.

  • Enter your ‘Student ID’ (your 8 digit student number) and ‘Password’ and click ‘Log in’. 

  • Postgraduate researchers must use their student ID and password to book a visit. Postgraduates have a designated PG area on Floor 2 LISB2, which also has swipe ID access.

  • You can book up to a maximum of 4 hours per day to 'stay and study'  OR   two '30 minute" library quick visits per day to browse, borrow and print  OR  you can also book a visit to special collections & archives, however you must contact them first to ensure they can accommodate your visit and have the relevant material available.

  • There are detailed instructions on how to book on this page

  • You will receive an email confirmation detailing your booking.

  • Group study can be booked here.  Each student must book a library visit first, and one member of the group should book the study room.

  • If you need to cancel your booking, please do so ASAP in order to maximise bookings

Masks are now mandatory in the library and must be worn for the duration of your visit

Can I leave the library and re-enter during my booking slot?

You may leave the library during your booking, however to regain access you must re-enter during your active booking slot.  If you try to re-enter once your booking has expired, the gates will not open.  Please keep your valuables with you

Having problems logging in?

If you are having an issue with logging into the library booking system, please ensure you are using your student number as your username.  Sometimes you may need to reset your student password, find details on how to reset your password or contact ITD at https://ulsites.ul.ie/itd/student-accounts-passwords-security . 

Postgraduate researchers must use their student ID and password to login, please contact ITD if you are having problems resetting your student password.

Cleaning of desks

The library operates on a self-cleaning of desk/chair basis.  Please clean down your study area before and after use, using and disposing of supplied wipes in the designated PPE bins provided. 

Terms & Conditions

  

Access to the library building will be subject to the following terms & conditions, failure to comply with these will result in being asked to leave the library.  The booking system is for students only, staff may continue to enter the library with their staff ID card. 

  • You can book a maximum of 4 hours per day.

  • You can make a booking up to 2 days in advance. 

  • Access to the library is by pre-booking only. Please have your UL Student/Staff Card to access through the library gates.  You will be unable to enter through the Library gates unless you have a booking.

  • Only students with confirmed visit reservations should enter the library.

  • You may leave the library during your booking, however to regain access you must re-enter during your active booking slot.  If you try to re-enter once your booking has expired, the gates will not open.  Please keep your valuables with you.

  • Due to covid-19 restrictions, congregating is not currently permitted in the library, this rule also applies to library users that live together.

  • Masks are mandatory in the library and must be worn for the entire duration of your visit - failure to adhere to rules and safety protocols will result in you being asked to leave the library.

  • Laptops are available for loan within the library. Please ensure you wipe it down, with supplied wipes, before returning it. 

  • Drinks are permitted only in reusable cups/bottles or flask, food is Not permitted in the library. 

  • Please ensure that you vacate your study space on time - Do Not Overstay.

  • Do not move or rearrange furniture – furniture is in dedicated places for your safety.

  • The library operates on a self-cleaning basis. Please clean down your study area (i.e. desk & chair) before and after use, using and disposing of supplied wipes in the designated PPE bins provided. 

  • Please comply with all signage and guidance regarding hand hygiene, cough etiquette, and social distancing. https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/protect-yourself-and-others.html Hand sanitiser is located throughout the library building. 

  • If you have symptoms of Covid 19, please do not come to the library building.  If you are in the building and notice symptoms, please maintain at least 2m distance and notify a member of staff immediately. 

  • If you need to cancel your booking, please do so ASAP in order to maximise bookings. 

  • If you have any questions about how to book a visit or suggestions about how to improve the system, please contact us libinfo@ul.ie

 

 

 

Contact the Library

Please get in touch with us directly if you have any questions or comments.