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Visiting Other Libraries

ALCID Cards (Academic Staff and Postgraduate Students)

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.

ALCID member institutions:

ALCID cards are available for:

  • Full-time academic staff
  • Academic-related staff
  • Registered students reading for higher degrees

To obtain and use an ALCID card:

Music PAL Cards (All Staff and Students)

Music PAL facilitates access to music information and materials available across a broad range of libraries and archives throughout the island of Ireland. Member libraries collaborate to provide easy access to music resources held in their collections (though without borrowing rights, and subject to their rules and regulations). The Library of Trinity College Dublin is a participant.

Further details about the scheme are available on the Music PAL website. This includes a list of participating libraries.

TCD students or staff who would like access to any of the participating libraries can apply for a Music PAL card from the Music Librarian, Roy Stanley; e-mail or telephone +353 1 8961156.

Letters of Introduction (All Staff and Students)

Letters of introduction are available to access other libraries from the Duty Librarian.

These are available to all members of Trinity College Dublin to aid admission to any library. However, the Library of Trinity College Dublin cannot guarantee acceptance by the other institution.

Letters of introduction can only be used to consult individual, identified, resources not currently available in the Library of Trinity College Dublin.