Open 09:00-17:15 by appointment only

Book your visit to the library

Please note, dates and times on this booking system may be subject to change depending on government announcements

There is a limited number of essential study seats for final year and postgraduate students and 30 minute Browse & Borrow visits for all students who need access to essential print material and to use a printer, between the hours of 9-5 Monday-Friday.

You can now book a library visit, study space or PC in the Glucksman Library, using our new booking system

Please remember to bring your student ID

  • Final year and postgraduate students can book up to a maximum of 4 hours per day, for access to a Study Seat/PC.
  • Bookings can be made 2 days in advance.
  • Please ensure you cancel your booking in advance if you cannot make it, this will release the seat for a fellow student to use.
  • We will release a non-attended/not cancelled booking after 60 minutes and this will count as a No Show.
  • No Shows - Failure to turn up for a booking/visit twice without cancelling in advance, will result in your booking privileges being suspended for 7 days.
  • All students can book a maximum of 30 minutes per day for a Browse & Borrow visit to access essential print material.
  • Only students with confirmed seat/visit reservations can enter the library.
  • You won’t be able to enter the library before the start of your booking slot.
  • Your booking will commence as soon as you enter the library gates.
  • You may leave the library during your booking, however to regain access you must re-enter during your active booking slot.
  • Always sit in your assigned seat, cleaning your desk down before and after use. Do not overstay your booking
  • Due to current restrictions, group study is not permitted in the library and all study rooms are unavailable.

To book a Study Seat/PC in the library

Log into the booking system

Enter your ‘Student ID’ (your 8 digit student number) and ‘Password’ and click ‘Log in’.  Postgraduate researchers with a student card, must use their student ID and password to book a space.

Select the ‘Room Type’ (location in library) - this is the area you would like to sit in, please note that study rooms, and study booths are closed at this time.  Select the ‘Booking Date’ and click on ‘Continue’.   

(To only book a visit to the library, select ‘30 Mins Library Visit’ under ‘Room Type’)

Select an available seat (up to two days in advance) and click on one or more slots to reserve them, you may book up to 4hrs per day.

 

To cancel any of the selected slots, click ‘Back’.  If you are happy with your choice, click ‘Confirm’.  You will receive a both a confirmation on screen and an email, with details of your booking(s).

View your booking - log in and select ‘View/Cancel Existing Booking’, your bookings will be listed in date order.

Cancel a Booking - log in and select 'View/Cancel Existing Booking', select the 'Start Date/Time' you wish to cancel and click 'Yes'.  Cancelling a booking will free up the slot for use by someone else and will not count as part of your daily allowance.  Please cancel your booking in advance if you no longer require it.  We will release a non-attended/not cancelled booking after 60 minutes and this will count as a No Show.

Failure to cancel a booking twice will result in your booking privileges being suspended for 7 days.

Two 'No Shows' will result in booking privileges being suspended for 7 days.

 

To book a library visit

Under ‘Room Type’, select ‘30 Mins Library Visit’ select the ‘Booking Date’ and click on ‘Continue’

 

 

Select the time(s) you wish to enter the library

All students can book one 30minute slot per day to browse and borrow essential print material.  Booking a ‘Library Visit' does not give you access to a seat.  If you are a final year or postraduate student please book a seat, select a seat under 'Room Type', before you arrive at the library.

 

 

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, for access to a seat/PC.
  • You can make a booking up to two days in advance.
  • You can book a maximum of 30 minutes per day, in 1 x 30 minute slot to ‘visit’ the library and access essential library print material and the printers.
  • 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, either to visit the library or to avail of a study space.
  • Failure to turn up for a booking/visit twice without cancelling in advance, and will result in your booking privileges being suspended for 7 days
  • If you are later than 60 mins for a booking, your booking will be cancelled and will count as a no show.  Two 'no shows' will result in your booking privileges being suspended for 7 days.
  • Only students with confirmed seat/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 and group work is not permitted in the library, this also applies to library users that live together
  • Staff are not required to book, but are counted within the Covid-19 occupancy levels of the building
  • Please sit at the seat number that corresponds to your booking confirmation - do not sit at another seat as this may be allocated to another library user.
  • Masks are now mandatory in the library and must be worn for the duration of your visit - Failure to adhere to rules and safety protocols will result in you being asked to leave the library and your booking privileges being suspended for 7 days
  • Laptops are available for loan within the library, except for students with a new ID card post August 2020, you can borrow a laptop for use at your booked seat, please ensure you wipe it down, with supplied wipes, before returning it.
  • Drinks are permitted only in reusable cups/bottles or flasks.   Food is NOT permitted in the library
  • Please ensure that you vacate your study space on time, to allow the next student to occupy their booking on time
  • Do not move or rearrange furniture – furniture is in dedicated places for your safety.
  • 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.
  • Please comply with all signage and guidance regarding cough etiquette, hand hygiene 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.  Failure to cancel will result in a loss of booking privileges for 7 days.

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

 

Special Collections & Archives

Access to special collections & archives is currently only available by appointment, staff and researchers can arrange to make an appointment to visit Special Collections & Archives, please email specoll@ul.ie 

Floor Plans

There are floor plans available to help you find where your seat is located in the library

Contact the Library

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