Using the Library

September 2022

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. 

For more information please email:

NCAD is located  at 100 Thomas St, D08 K521

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* 10   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

4 DVDs  for 1 week plus 2 Journals.


.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