How To Access

NOTICE: The Library and NIVAL will remain closed to students and visitors until February 1st. The collection of loans from campus is suspended and no appointments will be taken for browsing until further notice. The hold system will continue to operate and will be satisfied by post when material is available.

Opening Hours

Holds & Collect Service over the holidays: Holds can be placed online (catalogue) while the library is closed but collection will only be available from February 1st.

Library Opening Hours 
HOURS OF SERVICE                               Feb-Apr 2021
Issue Desk
Reading room/ All area
9:00 - 20:00 (M, Tu, Th)
9:00 - 17:00 (W)
9:00 - 19:00 (F)
9.00 – 17.00
Closed Wed.
16:30 - 20:00 (M, Tu, Th)
16:30 - 18:00 (W)
16:30 - 19:00 (F)


To book browsing please email:

This library email account is monitored 9.30am - 5.30pm (Monday to Friday). 


How do I access the Edward Murphy Library? 

The Library is located on the second floor of the Granary Building. To ensure the safety of all Library users and staff, we are operating a Hold & Collect system in place of our normal lending service. This is a temporary arrangement until such a time as we are able to physically re-open the Library space. There is currently no access to the Library for computer/printer use.

A breakdown of how the system operates is available here:


When/where can I collect my holds?

To collection your holds, go the main issue desk. 

The issue desk will be open: 

9:00 - 20:00 (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday)
9:00 - 17:00 (Wednesday)
9:00 - 19:00 (Friday)

NOTE: On Wednesdays, the library closes at 17.00 and on Fridays at 19.00.


When/where can I return my loans?

To return books, the atrium area on the ground floor of the Granary building will act as a temporary site for Library returns.

The atrium area is open for returns from 9:00 – 17:00

NOTE: On Wednesdays, the atrium area will not be open - instead, there will be a Loan Deposit Box on the second floor of the Granary outside the entrance to the library. This box will also be in place outside of ordinary opening hours.


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