Opening Hours Term-time Summer-time Monday - Friday 8:30 - 21:30 10:00 - 20:30 Saturday 10:00 - 18:00 10:00 - 18:00 Sunday Closed Closed
Please note: the library issue desk closes 15 minutes before closing time.
Opening hours are subject to change for public holidays, training etc. Please check the noticeboard in the library for any changes.
Griffith College’s Library takes up nearly the entire second floor of the Arthur Griffith building. The entrance is just across from the lift in the glass section of the building. It is our policy to make as many of our services available online as possible to facilitate part-time students, lifelong learning, and students wishing to work from home.
In 2002 we became the first Library of an Independent College in Ireland to provide online access to our catalogue and we will continue innovating in line with the needs of our users. We also have a number of online multimedia tutorials to assist students in sourcing materials for their studies. Among the most important services available to a third level student is access to research and journal articles, and last year we vastly increased our access to quality journals.
Whether you are a new or returning student, we recommend that you check out these new information resources available through Moodle. You will now be able to do your coursework more quickly, more thoroughly, and with more up to date and relevant information. The information world changes and we change too, throughout the year.
Contact Details Postal Address Phone +353 1 4150490 The Library
South Circular Road
All access to online resources including online journals and databases are available through the Library Information page on Moodle. To access this page you need to login using your student number as your username and date of birth (dd/mm/yyyy) as your password.
To find the resources best suited to your study area, select your faculty from the list provided. You will then have access to the login information for all the resources available to you.
If you experience any problems with accessing these resources please do not hestiate to contact the library by email or by asking a member of staff at the issue desk.
Leinster School of Music & Drama
Drama , texts, and Theory
In addition to texts and scripts used in the Leinster School of Music and Drama syllabus, we have a large number of texts both for adult and children's drama.
We also have a number of texts on Drama in Education and drama theory, as well as texts on stage direction and production.
Music Manuscripts, theory, and performance texts
We currently have a holding of over 350 music manuscripts, and are adding to this number all the time. There are also a number of texts on theory and performance.
What if we don't have the item you want in stock?
We have tried to get all curriculum items and in most cases succeeded. There may be some more obscure items and you may also want items not on the curricula. Our experience is that we can source nearly item every requested by our teachers; manuscripts, poems, plays and sundries, whether these are in print or out, Irish or international.
If you are finding it difficult to source a particular item please feel free to contact the library and we will be happy to see if we can get it through our contacts.
We hold copies of previous Licentiate Teachers Diplomas which are available for viewing the library. A list may be accessed on the library information page through Moodle.
CDs and Audiovisual resources
The Library has a number of CD-ROMs and DVDs. Currently we have a holding of 500 DVDs, and we are adding to these all the time.
They include documentary films relevant to all faculties, as well as feature films which are of general interest as well being texts for film and narrative studies.
Check the Library catalogue for a full listing.
Please note that these resources often have different loan categories (short-term, long-term, or reference) so borrowing entitlements will vary.
At GCD we are proud of our students’ work and the library keeps copies of a number of the student dissertations submitted each year. A full list of dissertions is available on the library information page on Moodle, or alternatively they can be browsed for individually on the library catalogue.
Please note that dissertations are not available for loan and are for use in the library only.
Search the Library Catalogue
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You can access the library catalogue here, or via Moodle or the catalogue station within the library.
Each book has been catalogued with a specific number to enable you to locate its exact location on the shelf. Books of a similar subject are located near to each other, however, be aware that when searching for a book or a particular topic it may not be catalogued as you might expect so be sure to always refer to the library catalogue and make a note of the correct location.
Key in the name of the book, or the author or a combination of search terms to find the book or subject area of your choice. If there is a green tick next to the title the book should be in the library, if there is a red tick it is out on loan.
If you cannot find a book you are looking for, for whatever reason, please check with the library staff and we will help you locate it or reserve it and notify you by email or text when it has been returned to the library.
There are different locations within the library which are noted in the library catalogue.
DUB – The main body of shelves in the library
LOB – The lobby located between the two study rooms
RR1 – Reading room 1 / The main study room
RR2 – Reading room 2 / The small study room
ISS – The library issue desk
GCC – Griffith College Cork library (an inter-library loan can be arranged)
DIS – Display shelves
You may notice some other references when browsing through the catalogue:
QREF – Dictionaries, located at the end of the main stacks
OPUB – Official publications
MUS – Music Manuscripts
DVD – DVD films and documentaries
Borrowing Entitlements The borrowing entitlements of students are outlined below:
Borrowing Entitlements Full Time(Undergraduate) Part Time Long Term Items 2 Weeks 2 Weeks Short Term Items 2 Days* 1 Week DVDs/Videos 1 Night Only** 1 Night Only**
- Undergraduate students can have 4 items maximum on loan at any one time.
- Masters students can have 6 items maximum on loan at any one time.
- Short term items are indicated with a red dot on the spine.
*Items borrowed on a Thursday or Friday can be kept until the following Monday.
** Items borrowed on a Friday can be kept until the following Monday
Overdue Fines Please note that the following fines apply for overdue loans:
- Long Term Books:50 cent per day for overdue items
- Short Term Books: €1.50 per day for overdue items
- Videos/DVDs: €5.00 per day for overdue items
Any borrower with a fine on their card will NOT be able to borrow until the fine is cleared. In the case of very overdue books, further penalties will apply.