Using the Library


Opening Hours:

Term Time:

9.30 - 20.30  Monday to Thursday

9.30 - 19.30  Friday

For more information, please email:


NIVAL: National Irish Visual Arts Library


NCAD is located  at 100 Thomas St, D08 K521

The Edward Murphy Library is located on the 3rd floor of the Granery building and is open from 09.30 - 20.30 Monday to Thursday and 09.30 - 19.00 on Friday, during term time. 

Holds & Collect Service: 

You can place library hold requests by logging into the library catalogue - Discovery Catalogue. 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.

Here is a video tutorial showing how to do this:


How many books can I borrow ?

  No of Books   Duration
Undergraduates 10    2 weeks
Postgraduate Students 15   4 weeks
CEAD Students* 5   2 weeks
Staff 20   4 weeks
Journals 2   2 Weeks

DVDs: 4 loans for 1 week

How many times can I renew my loans? 

Books: 4 renewals

DVDs: 1 renewal

Journals: 1 renewal  - 1 week only

*Certified only

External Members:  

2 books for 2 weeks

2 Journals, and 4 DVDs for one week. 



.Here is a list of Library Help Videos available online (or follow this direct link for a playlist)

Research Guides

Library staff have compiled research guides on Art, Design & Education topics. These are intended to help students find books, journals, videos & other resources for research.

The list of guides are available online here.

Contact info:

Phone: +353-1-636 4357

Email: The library email account is monitored 9.30am - 17.30pm (Monday to Friday).

Instagram: ncad_library