How To Access

A returns box is situated outside the library for use during and outside of library opening hours.  

2nd Term Time Opening Hours
Browsing & pick-ups Returns
(postbox outside Library)
Study Desks

09:30 - 20:30

09:30 - 20:30

09:30 - 20:30


Christmas Opening Hours

16th - 21st December 22nd December - 3rd January 4th January - onwards

09:30 - 17:30


09:30 - 20:30

Browsing: The Library is open for browsing, on a first come- first served basis. Browsing is restricted to 25 minutes per person, due to campus restrictions. 

Reading Desks:  Eight reading desks are available in the reading room and can be booked by emailing 24 hours prior to use. Bookings are for 2 hours but can be extended if there is availability.

Holds & Collect Service: You may place library hold requests by logging in to the library catalogue. (see also this link to video tutorials). You will receive an email when your items are available for collection and you can collect from the main library with your college ID card. 

Keep an eye on your college email & our Instagram page (ncad_library) for future updates.


Contact info: or +353-1-636 4357. This library email account is monitored 9.30am - 20.30pm (Monday to Friday). 

A list of Library Guides for research are available online here. 

Also a list of Library Videos are available online on this website

 - Students are encouraged to schedule their visits to the library for their Critical Culture or V.C day - their non-studio days.

 - 2nd year students will be given priority of access for browsing on Wednesdays

Where is the Edward Murphy Library? 

The Library is located on the second floor of the Granary Building. 

A short video of how to use the library services is available here:


When/where can I collect my holds?

To collection your holds, go the main issue desk after you receive an email notifying you that your items are available for collection 

The issue desk will be open: 

9:30 - 20.30 Mon - Fri

Please note that you must ensure that you have been cleared by your department for attendance on campus before availing of collection, browsing or a reading desk appointment in the library. Confirmation by library staff of a reading desk booking will not be taken as evidence of permission to be on campus. 


When/where can I return my loans?

To return books: there is a Loan Deposit Box on the second floor of the Granary outside the entrance to the library. 


Virtual Issue Desk

The Issue desk staff will continue to hold a regular virtual desk via Zoom for any specific research or library questions you might have.

These one-on-one sessions can be booked via email


Keep an eye on your college email inboxes and our Instagram page (ncad_library) for future updates.

Contact info: or +353-1-636 4357