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Reader Types

From Tuesday 23 March 2021 until further notice

Undergraduate Students

Degree Students, Undergraduate Certificate Students, & Foundation Students

With an account in good standing, these students may borrow:

  • 10 General Lending items, for an initial loan period of four weeks

Postgraduate Students

Higher Degree Postgraduate Students, Higher Diploma Students, Postgraduate Certificate Students, & Postgraduate Diploma Students

With an account in good standing, these students may borrow up to a total of 50 items:

  • 50 General Lending items, for a initial loan period of 12 weeks

Students with Special Borrowing Privileges

By default, undergraduate students registered with College's Disability Service will have the same borrowing entitlements as other undergraduates. However, as the request of the Disability Service, these students can be given Special Borrowing Privileges, which are the same borrowing entitlements as postgraduate students.

Staff

Staff are required to sign the Library Bond in order to borrow. The Library Bond is an indemnity to pay €650 in the situation that books are damaged or not returned. The sum is not paid in advance.

Bond form for completion by new University staff

Bond forms should be completed, signed and returned.

This can be done by:

  • Saving the PDF, completing the relevant information, and inserting a digital signature. Save the completed form and e-mail it to the Admissions Counter: libadms@tcd.ie; or
  • Completing the relevant information, and printing the form. Add a physical signature, then scan and e-mail it to the Admissions Counter: libadms@tcd.ie; or
  • Completing the relevant information, and printing the form. Add a physical signature, then post it to Library Admissions, c/o Berkeley Library, Library of Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2.

With an account in good standing, staff may borrow up to a total of 50 items:

  • 50 General Lending items, for a initial loan period of 12 weeks