10:00-19:00 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

  • 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.
  • You can book 6 consecutive or non-consecutive hours in a day.
  • If you book 6 consecutive hours in the same seat, using one booking, you only need to scan your ID card at the gates once to activate your booking.
  • If you book multiple times in a day, you will need to activate each individual booking by scanning your ID card at the gates for each booking, even if you are already in THE LIBRARY BUILDING for your first booking, please read the information below for details on how to book.

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

 


Overflow Seating in EGO10

From Tuesday 4th May, an additional 50 'essential use' overflow study seats are available in EGO10 (beside the Jean Monnet Theatre, Level G in the Main Building - map). 

These seats can be booked here and are available 8am to 9pm weekdays and 10am to 7pm at weekends.  


 

How do I book a seat or a visit?

  • 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.
  • Bookings can be made 2 days in advance.
  • You can book a seat for up to 6 hours
  • 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, please note whether you have made one booking or several bookings for the same day as this will determine how often you have to scan your id card at the gates to activate your booking(s).

How should I book a seat so that I only have to scan my ID card once at the gates?

You can book up to 6 consecutive hours in a day. If you book 1-6 consecutive hours in the same seat, using one booking, i.e. only logging into the system once and choosing your 1-6 consecutive hours in one go and then clicking on confirm, you only need to scan your ID card at the gates once to activate your booking.

Your will only see one line to indicate your booking on your email confirmation, see example below, this booking is for Desk 018 LLS- GLF3 from 15:00- 21:00


Thank you for booking a visit/seat in the Library.  This confirms the booking you made today :

 

Thu 08/04/2021 15:00-21:00 Desk 018 LLS - GLF3 Study Seats Seat

 


 

How do I know when I have to go and scan my ID card at the gates for multiple bookings?

If you select 6 non-consecutive hours in one day (i.e. 10am, 12pm, & 2pm etc.)

OR

If you select consecutive hours but do it by logging into the system 6 separate times

OR

If you select 6 different seats in the library, if you can't book one seat for consecutive slots

OR

You book a seat in the library, but once you have entered the library you decide to book a different seat

  • All the above are considered separate bookings by the seat booking system and you must scan your ID card at the gates, at the start of each individual booking. This applies EVEN IF YOU ARE ALREADY IN THE LIBRARY and have other bookings later in the same day.
     
  • If you are not sure if you have separate bookings, take a look at your email confirmation, if you see that each booking is on a separate line in the email, this means you have separate bookings and each booking needs to be activated by scanning your card on the gates.  You can also check your bookings by logging into http://librarybooking.ul.ie/ and when you click on the option "View/Cancel existing bookings" if your bookings are listed on separate lines, this indicates separate bookings.

In the example email below, you see separate lines for each booking, this indicates separate bookings and in this case you need to scan your ID card at the gates for each one of these 3 bookings.
______________________________________________________________________________________________________

Thank you for booking a visit/seat in the Library.  This confirms the booking you made today : 

Thu 08/04/2021 20:00-21:00 Desk 013 LLS - GLF3 Study Seats Seat

 

Thu 08/04/2021 19:00-20:00 Desk 014 LLS - GLF3 Study Seats Seat

 

 Thu 08/04/2021 18:00-19:00 Desk 018 LLS - GLF3 Study Seats Seat

 

I am already in the library, why did I get a "No Show" email warning for one of my bookings?

  • If you have more than one booking in a day, i.e. if your email confirmation shows separate lines for each one of your bookings, you need to scan your ID card at the gates for each individual booking, this applies EVEN IF YOU ARE ALREADY IN THE LIBRARY for your first booking.
     
  • If you move desks while you are in the library, so you are sitting at one desk and then decide to book another desk, this is considered a separate booking and you will need to scan your id card at the gates to activate your booking for the new desk.
     
  • If you are over an hour late for your booking, your booking will be cancelled and it will be recorded as a "No show".
     
  • Two "No shows" will automatically result in a library ban for 3 days and you will receive a "No show" warning message in advance of a library ban , if you receive a "No show" warning email, please take action to avoid getting another "No show" and then an automatic ban.

Please remember to cancel your booking in time if you change your mind .

What do I need to do to avoid a ban?

To avoid a 3 day ban, please cancel bookings if you change your mind or you cannot make the booking, this will free up the seat for another student to use.

If you have multiple bookings in the library in one day, please remember to scan your ID card at the gates within an hour of your booking to activate each booking, even if you have already scanned your ID card for your first booking and are in the library building.

Two "No shows" will automatically result in a library ban for 3 days, you will receive a "No show" warning email, if you receive this email, please take action with your other bookings to ensure that you do not get a ban.

What is the point of the no shows and the ban?

The library introduced the "no shows" to ensure a fair booking system for all students especially since seating has been limited.  If bookings are not cancelled in time, it prevents other users from booking seats. There is a generous one hour given before a booking is designated as a no show., a "No show" warning message is sent in advance of a library ban of 3 days.

Why do I have to scan my id card at the gates to activate a booking?

The library gates are the connection between your booking and the seat booking system, in order for the seat booking system to know that you have turned up for your booking, you need to scan your ID card otherwise the system currently has no other way of knowing that you are in the library.  How often you have to scan your id card at the gates, depends on how you made your booking, several booking lines in your email confirmation indicates that you have made separate bookings and you need to activate each separate booking by scanning your ID card at the gates.

Why did my booking get cancelled after 60 minutes?

If you are over an hour late for your booking, it will be automatically cancelled, so that the seat is available for another user to book. You will also receive a "No show" message.

When does my booking start and can I leave the library and re-enter?

  • 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.

How can I find my seat in the library?

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

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