Cookie Policy

This site uses browser cookies to provide a better user experience and to track certain data that will help us identify user behaviour in order to further improve the site. By using the site you are agreeing to this policy. Find out more

Accessing TU Dublin - Tallaght Campus Library and Other Libraries


Please find below details of how to access other Irish and international research and public libraries.

For students of other colleges wishing to access TU Dublin - Tallaght Campus

  • If you are a student of one of the Partner institutions (see list below) you can get a Partner's card from your own library. Bring this and your student card to the library for access.
  • If you are attending any of the TU Dublin campuses you can access the library using your student card.
  • If you are attending any other college you will need a letter of introduction to access the library which states the date of your visit and subject area/book you are interested in. Access is at the discretion of the librarian.
  • You also have the option to join as an external reader/borrower.


ALCID enables access to the collections of each of the participating libraries, without formality, on production of a common ALCID membership card. TU Dublin postgraduates, full-time academic staff and academic-related staff, Masters and PhD students, in good standing with the library, may apply for an ALCID card which entitles you to visit the libraries of ALCID member institutions. Users are subject to the libraries regulations when visiting. Fill in the application form linked above and hand it in at the library desk. You will have to produce your library card at this point. We will endeavour to have the application processed in 2 working days. There is no borrowing or home reading permitted with your ALCID card.

Accessing TU Dublin Libraries

Accessing Institute of Technology libraries

PARTNERS library reader card for staff and students

This card gives students and staff reader access to the following Institute of Technology Libraries. Click on the links below to view library websites for the Partner institutes

The Partners card is available at the library desk

Accessing University Libraries

You may need a letter of introduction from the library desk to visit a University library. You must specify the particular day of your visit and the subject area/book you wish to consult. Access will be at the discretion of the librarian. Click on the links below to view access rules for the University libraries:

  • Synergy Centre at ITT Dublin
  • QQI Brand Logo
  • Member of the Technological University for Dublin Alliance