UCD Library

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Description UCD Library supports the learning, teaching and research needs of over 24,000 students and academic staff in a wide range of disciplines - including agriculture, architecture, arts and humanities, business studies, engineering, law, medicine, science, social sciences and veterinary medicine.

UCD Library is located across 5 centres: the James Joyce Library at Belfield is the administrative centre of the library system, and accommodates the central services and 85% of the stock; the Health Sciences Library (for medicine, nursing and physiotherapy) is located in the UCD Health Sciences Centre at Belfield, the Richview Library (for architecture, landscape and planning) is located in the Richview/Newstead precinct at Belfield; the Veterinary Medicine is located in the Veterinary Sciences Centre at Belfield; UCD Michael Smurfit School of Business library at the Blackrock Campus. A library store is located in refurbished buildings in the Richview/Newstead precinct at Belfield.

Accommodation for readers consists of c. 3,100 reading and study places, including some single, group, and PBL study rooms.

The collections in UCD Library comprise of c. 1,300,000 print volumes; substantial collections of microforms and smaller collections in other print and non-print formats, including 650,000 e-books. Almost 80% of stock is on open access. Approximately 15,000 purchased monographs, and 2,500 donations or legal deposit items are added to stock each year, and 32,000 current journal titles and databases are available, the vast majority of which are e-journals.

The Library is a European Documentation Centre, and a legal deposit library for Irish publications and US Government documents A small but significant holding of c.30,000 early printed books and special collections, with independent environmental control, is housed in the Special Collections Library (located within the James Joyce Library)
Mission The mission of UCD Library is to organise the University's information to inspire engagement and learning, to enable it's use in promoting research and innovation, and to contribute to the preservation of Irish cultural heritage
Phone +353 (0)1 7167583
Web site http://www.ucd.ie/library

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