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 and 30 minute Browse & Borrow visits for all students who need access to essential print material and to use a printer.

You can book a library visit, study space or PC in the Glucksman Library, using our booking system. Please read the details below as booking terms and conditions may change in response to evolving public health and University guidelines.

Please remember to bring your student ID

  • Log into the booking system
  • Bookings can be made 5 days in advance
  • 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.
  • You can book up to a maximum of 6 hours per day, for access to a Study Seat/PC.
  • You can book two "30 minute library" visits per day
  • There are detailed instructions on how to book on this page
  • You will receive an email confirmation detailing your booking.

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

How can I find my seat in the library?

To find the location of your seat, check out the seat booking floor plans available from the following webpage https://www.ul.ie/library/use-library/directions-floor-plans

Do I need to clean my desk before and after use?

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 6 hours per day, for access to a seat/PC.
  • You can make a booking up to 5 days in advance.
  • You can book a maximum of 60 minutes per day, in 2 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.
  • 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 3 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.
  • 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

 

Contact the Library

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