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Reader Types

From Thursday 17 December 2020

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

In addition, these students may consult up to a total of 10 items:

  • 10 Short Loan, Consultation-Only items from Storage, or Inter-Library Loans

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

In addition, these students may consult up to a total of 50 items:

  • 50 Short Loan, Consultation-Only items from Storage, or non-borrowable Inter-Library Loans

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 forms can be obtained by e-mailing the Admissions Counter: libadms@tcd.ie.

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

In addition, staff may consult up to a total of 50 items:

  • 50 Short Loan, Consultation-Only items from Storage, or non-borrowable Inter-Library Loans