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Admissions: ALCID Staff (Current and Retired)

Trinity staff seeking to apply for and use an ALCID card to consult non-Trinity material should see our Visiting Other Libraries page.

An ALCID (Academic Libraries Co-operating In IrelanD) card enables access to the collections of participating libraries, but without borrowing rights, and subject to their rules and regulations. Readers from ALCID-member institutions will be admitted to use the Library's collections for study and research, provided they produce a valid ALCID card. This card should be obtained from the reader's home institution library.

ALCID readers should carry their home institution ID card at all times together with the ALCID card when visiting, and be familiar with regulations at the Library of Trinity College Dublin.

  • ALCID readers can access a large collection of e-journals and databases using designated computers within the Library
  • An ALCID account does not give off-campus access to e-journals, databases etc. - off-campus access for visitors is not permitted under publisher/provider licensing agreements
  • An ALCID account does not grant borrowing rights for other libraries outside of your home library

Plan Your Visit to the Library

Guidelines for Visiting Readers

Joining the Library of Trinity College Dublin

The ALCID card issued by your home institution is valid for entry to the Library of Trinity College Dublin. However, ALCID readers who need to place Click and Collect requests, or wish to print or photocopy, should also apply for a Library of Trinity College Dublin Visiting Reader's Card using the appropriate link below.