About Us

UCC Library brings together many sources of information not readily available elsewhere in Munster. They include books, periodicals, audio-visual materials, together with the professional expertise to interpret the collections to its users. Its primary purpose is to serve the University by 'supporting study, teaching and research as efficiently as possible' (Library Regulations L.R. 2). In addition to being a University resource, UCC Library has the capacity to provide a valuable service to the community in many fields of endeavour. UCC has always welcomed the relationship between town and gown and extended Library services for the benefit of research into the arts, science and technology and social studies, provided there was no conflict between these external services and that owed to members of the College.

UCC Library comprises the Boole Library (Main Campus), Boston Scientific Health Sciences Library (Brookfield) and operates a joint Library service with Cork University Hospital Library

UCC Library also operates a joint Library Service with Mercy University Hospital.

Library Resources

735,000 titles (of which approximately 220,000 are e-books)

2,194 serials in print

81,000 e-journals

180+ databases

The Multimedia Centre on Q+3 Floor facilitates the use of DVDs, CDs, audio cassettes, LPs and Videos.

European Documentation Centre, located on Q+2, receives most of the basic documents of the European Communities and those of some international organisations. As UCC is a copyright Library all Irish Government Publications can be located there.  A representative collection of British Official Publications forms part of this Section.

Special Collections & Archives includes Rare Books and Manuscripts, theses, microfilms, specialist research materials and two Reading Rooms.


Last updated: 05 May 2016