Cork City

Services and Programmes

Guidelines for students - Using the Reference Library

Opening Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 10.00 a.m. 5.30 p.m.

Students are welcome to use the facilities of the Reference Library. For your own benefit, and the benefit of other students/library users, please observe these guidelines.

The Reference Library has a limited number of study spaces. These are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, and are only in clearly identified study areas. Spaces in the non-study area are for people using library resources. Places left unoccupied for longer than 30 minutes may be re-allocated in busy times, so that someone else can use the space.
Please respect library staff and other users, and comply with directions from library staff. Please do not behave in a manner which would cause a disturbance to others. Any person or group creating a disturbance will be asked to leave the library for the remainder of the day or for a longer period. In the event of unruly behaviour staff are entitled to ask library users for their names and contact details.
For Health and Safety reasons, and for the convenience of other library users, please do not sit on the floor to study. Please ensure that school bags, and cables from electronic devices, are not an obstruction or hazard.
Bookshelves and access areas must be kept clear at all times.
You are at all times responsible for your own property. For security reasons, study places must be cleared when the library is closed.
Please put mobile phones on silent mode when in the library; if you need to make or take a call, you may use the landing outside the Reference Library, or lobby downstairs.
You may bring bottled water with you and consume it in the Library, but other food and drink may not be consumed in the library.
Note: a limited number of study places are also available in the Lending Library downstairs, as well as in the six local libraries in the city.