Leagan Gaeilge ar fáil sa roghchlár ‘Gaeilge’ag barr an leathanaigh.

SCONUL Access is a reciprocal access scheme, granting borrowing privileges to certain types of library users at over 180 higher education libraries in Ireland and the UK.

The following Irish institutions are members of the scheme:

  • Dublin City University
  • National University of Ireland, Maynooth
  • Queen’s University, Belfast
  • Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
  • University College Cork
  • University College Dublin
  • University College Galway
  • University of Limerick
  • University of Ulster


DIT Library Services offers membership of the scheme to staff and research students.

 1.         Information for DIT Applicants

The scheme is open to DIT staff and research postgraduate students. To be eligible for the scheme you must:

  • Be a DIT staff member or a postgraduate research student (taught postgraduate students are not eligible)
  • Be a registered DIT library user and have a DIT Staff/Student Card
  • Be considered “in good standing” (have no outstanding debts, overdue books, and have abided by library rules)C

Complete the application in either Gaeilge‌ (and then email here) or English. You will need your Staff/Student Card number to complete the application. Once your application is processed, you will receive an approval e-mail with further details on how to take part in the scheme.

Check the website of the SCONUL Access member library you intend to visit for opening hours and local SCONUL Access conditions. Take a copy of your SCONUL Access approval e-mail and your DIT Staff/Student Card with you. The SCONUL Access member library will issue you with a local library card, which will be valid until your SCONUL Access membership expires.

When you visit other SCONUL Access member libraries you will be subject to their regulations. You will be responsible for the care and return of all material borrowed and for any fines you may incur for late return.

Further information on the scheme can be found on the SCONUL Accesswebsite.


2.         Information for Visitors to DIT


Staff and research postgraduate students from participating libraries may apply for a DIT library card by bringing a completed Sconul Visitor Registration Form in Gaeilge or  English‌ to any DIT library . A valid SCONUL Access approval e-mail and a home institution library/ID will be required. If your home institution library/ID does not include a photograph, additional photographic ID such as driving licence/passport must also be presented. If you are eligible for the scheme, a DIT library card will be issued to you on the same day.

You will be entitled to borrow 2 books from the main lending collections for up to twenty-eight days at a time. You will be responsible for the care and return of all material borrowed and for any fines you may incur for late return.

Photocopying facilities are available. Access to electronic resources will not be available.



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