Learning Centre


Opening Hours

Monday to Friday: 09.30-17:30

Sessions are available Monday to Friday 10:00-17:00 and can be pre-booked for both one-to-one or in groups of up to three. Each session will last approximately 30-40 minutes, depending on your individual needs.

Introduction to the Library

Using the library catalogue, searching for books, magazines and journals, logging into your library account, renewing and reserving books.

Introduction to the Library’s digital resources

Using Athens, searching for articles through JSTOR, Artsource, Art Bibliographies Modern, Taylor & Francis, Material Connexion and Artstor, and outlining the differences between all databases.


Other services at the Learning Centre:

Language Learning Materials

NCAD’s Language collection was begun in order to give students the opportunity to build upon the language skills they had already acquired at secondary school, as well as to master new languages. The service is particularly aimed at those who plan to participate in student exchange schemes, or to spend time abroad for cultural or career purposes.

The greatest variety of material is available in French, German, Spanish, Italian, Irish and English as a foreign language. However, there are also course materials in other languages such as Japanese, Portuguese, Arabic, Chinese, Greek, Turkish, Hindi, and Russian.

Letters of Introduction to other Libraries

If the Assistant Librarian is not available, please call into the Learning Centre to request a letter of introduction, should you wish to visit another academic/research library.


To book an appointment, please ask for Mary or Tom at the issue desk.

Email: batemanm@staff.ncad.ie or mahert@staff.ncad.ie

To book an appointment by phone: call 01 636 4380

Drop-in service also available.