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Supporting Online Teaching & Learning


Contact the Library & Opening Hours

Chat with us live via LibraryChat during service hours where we can answer your general queries. 

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Tel: +353 1 7083884

For details of our Opening Hours see here

For a full list of current on-campus Library Services, click here

Facemasks in the Library

Digital on Demand

The library is currently offering a ‘digital on demand’ service for library material digitization requests.  This service is free of charge and available for staff and all Postgraduate students (Research and Taught).  Digital on demand refers to some material which cannot be borrowed or if you cannot physically make it to the library on campus.

How does it work?

  • Items can be requested using this form
  • Upon submission of a request you must accept our copyright declaration stating that you only use the content in support of your remote teaching needs for the duration of the Covid-19 situation, that you only host this content on MU controlled access education platforms e.g. Moodle and MS Teams and that you only use this copy for non-commercial research, teaching or private study.  You must also permanently delete the copy if requested to do by the Library or the copyright holder
  • Once the library receives the submission, library staff will create a scanned copy of the requested article or book chapter and this will be emailed to the requestor

If you have any questions please contact us via LibraryChat on our homepage or


Our Supporting Online Teaching & Learning Guide is designed to provide you with all you need to assist you while working and studying off-campus. We have an extensive range of online supports and services available to all our students and staff. Wherever you are, this guide will help you find out what's new, what's always been here and how to get in touch for further help. 

In line with current public health measures due to Covid-19, Maynooth University Library has adjusted our provision of services to support the campus community. Students can now access the library for on-site study. There are 5 study spaces available Monday to Thursday, 3 sessions on Friday and 2 sessions on Saturday and Sunday. For full details please see here. Our online resources and supports continue to be fully available.

This guide will provide full details of the services we offer. Please see the contents listing on this page to find out more. 
Please use our online services and content first and consider carefully if you need to avail of our on-campus services.
Face-masks must be worn in the Library at all times.

Studying in the Library


  • If you have symptoms of COVID-19 you must not come to the library.

  • Students can now access the library for on-site study

  • There are 5 study spaces available Monday to Thursday, 3 sessions on Friday and 2 sessions on Saturday and Sunday. For full details please see here. Booking is now available here

  • These slots can be consecutive. 

  • Users must leave the building after each study slot. If you have a consecutive booking you must leave and re-enter. This is necessary due to contact tracing requirements. 

  • On arrival you must show your confirmation email. The name on your student card must match the name on the confirmation email. 

  • Once in the building you must follow the signage in order to facilitate safe movement around the building

  • Seats are not designated to users based on their booking and seats must not be moved. 

  • Users must only sit at desks with the sit here sticker. 

  • Scan the QR Code at your study desk to check into the Maynooth University Check-In App. This is compulsory for all using the study spaces.  
  • Face coverings must be worn in the library at all times. 
  • Please use the sanitizing stations on entry and located throughout the building.
  • No congregating in groups, changing seats or moving seats together.
  • You must take all personal belongings with you when you leave.
  • Library staff will monitor the area. Non-compliance may result in you being asked to leave the library and your booking privileges may be revoked.
  • Printing facilities are available throughout the library. 

Postgraduate Study Room

Registered Postgraduates can now book a study space in the Postgraduate Study Room located on Level 2 of the Library. Space is limited and bookings will be made by library staff on a first come, first served basis. Bookings can only be made during service hours. Once an application is made, library staff will be in touch via email. Apply here 

Booking times are as follows:

Monday - Thursday
08:00 - 11:00
11: 15 - 14:15
14:30 - 17:30
17:45 - 20:45
21:00 - 00:00

08:00 - 11:00
11: 15 - 14:15
14:30 - 18:00

Saturday & Sunday
10:00 - 13:30
13:45 - 17:00

Access to the Postgraduate Room will be added to MyCards during the booking process and will automatically activate when the card is scanned at the Admisson Desk on entry.

MU Library Welcome Booklet

Our Welcome Booklet will provide you with all the information you need on MU Library Services this semester - both on-campus and online! MU Library will provide you with access to physical and online books and journals to support your learning. The most important message is that we are here to help, in a semester that looks a bit different for us all. You can visit us in the library, contact us via our Chat service, follow us on social media or send us a query through your Subject Guide - just get in touch the way that suits you best. 

Opening Hours

Support for You

Within our Supporting Online Teaching & Learning Guide we have created support specifically for our Students, Researchers and Staff. All the resources and useful tips for your study are contained in a separate tab within the guide. Click on the image relevant to you to get started!

I am a Student            

I am a Researcher      

I am a Staff Member     


Essential services we can offer

We are dedicated to providing as much support to our staff and students during this period of blended learning for 2020/2021. You can organise to chat with a Teaching Librarian or arrange a consultation with our Research Support Librarian, or Academic Engagement Librarian.

Send an email to our Teaching & Research Team and one of our team will be in touch.

For Research Consultation, email and he will arrange a suitable time to meet with you virtually.

To discuss any issues arising for your colleagues or students, contact Helen Farrell, Academic Engagement Librarian or schedule a meeting on MS Teams with her.

Click and Collect Book Retrieval

Click and Collect items will be available for collection at the Admission Desk following receipt of a confirmation email, during the following times:

Monday - Thursday
09:00 - 10:30
12:00 - 13:00
15:00 - 00:00

09:00 - 10:30
12:00 - 13:00
15:00 - 18:00

Saturday & Sunday
10:00 - 17:00

How does it work?

  • Items can be requested using this form
  • Please check in LibrarySearch to see that the book you want is available
  • Please provide the library with as much information as possible regarding the titles requested
  • Library staff will retrieve the titles requested (if available) and issue them on the requestor's account
  • An email will be sent that items are available and on the requestor's account. 
  • Items will be available for collection during the times mentioned above.
  • Books will be available for collection on tables in the foyer in bags arranged alphabetically by requestor's surname.
  • We recommend collection of items as soon as possible after receipt of email as some items will have a loan period of 7 days.
  • Items that are not collected after 3 days will be returned to the shelves. 
  • If you have overdue books, please return them when you are collecting your requests. Books can be returned to the returns bin left of the library entrance. 

If you have any questions please contact us via LibraryChat on our homepage or