Access Guidelines

Access is unlimited for NCAD staff and students.

All other visitors please note the following terms and restrictions for access:



ALCID Card Holders


No time restrictions. Please show ALCID card at issue desk on arrival.


NCAD Graduates

May visit from 4.30 pm – 8.30 pm only, from September till end of January. Must sign in at issue desk. Maximum five visits per month. February to August – all day access.

For more frequent access please apply for external membership.
Students/Staff from other colleges You must bring a letter from your college library requesting access and hand it in at issue desk on arrival. Letter must specify date of visit. New letter required for each visit.
All other members of the public

Access only by prior arrangement with the issue desk and only after 4.30 pm during term time.

Must sign in at issue desk on arrival.

Maximum of five visits over any four-week period. Maximum 30 visits over 12 months


Access for visitors will only be granted for purposes of research involving use of the library collection (e.g. not solely for use of reading space, wifi etc.)