CCAD Art & Design Library


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Welcome to the Crawford College of Art and Design library. The library staff would like to wish you well in your studies and we hope that you avail of the many library resources at your disposal. Remember we are here to assist you in any way, so please do not hesitate to ask us for help or guidance. 



Membership of the Crawford College of Art and Design library is open to students who are registered on courses at CCAD, Cork Institute of Technology, Cork School of Music, Cork Centre for Architectural Education, and the National Maritime College of Ireland. As a CCAD student, you also have access to the CIT, CSM and NMCI libraries.

Alumni/Corporate members of CIT Libraries are welcome to browse and read, but cannot borrow material from the CCAD Library. Please click here for additional information on Library membership.

Your ID Card

You will need a current college ID card to access the library, borrow books and photocopy. You must produce your card whenever you wish to borrow, renew or reserve books. Contact college administration to replace lost cards. Please notify staff of a change of address or phone number.

Borrower Lending Policies

* 1st, 2nd and 3rd year students can borrow four books at a time for a two weeks.
* 4th year students can borrow 5 books for two weeks.
* Post Graduate students can borrow 6 books for 1 month
* Full-time staff can borrow up to 10 books for 3 months.
* Part-time staff can borrow up to 5 books for 3 months.

* Please note that you may only borrow one Short Loan book at a time for one working day.

How to Borrow Books

Bring the books that you wish to borrow to the Self-Service Kiosk and follow the instructions on the screen. If you have any difficulties please contact library staff.

Overdue Books & Fines

  • Lending book:              20 cent fines per book per day.
  • Short Loan book:         €1 fine per day.

*You will be unable to borrow books until clear your fines.
*Overdue notices are sent out on a regular basis.

How to Return Books

Bring books you’d like to return to the Self-Service Kiosk. Please keep your receipt as proof of return.

Please do not leave books on the desk or on the trolley and walk away. They could be taken by another borrower but would still be out under your name according to library records.

Please return “On Hold” books to the desk. (The screen of the kiosk will notify you that the book is on hold.)

How to Reserve Books

To reserve library books, simply go to the Issue Desk with your ID card and give the barcode of the book(s) you wish to reserve. This information can be obtained from the OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue). You may reserve a maximum of two items at any one time. Books can only be reserved if they are currently on loan. Once reserved material is returned to the library, it will be kept at the Issue Desk and you will be sent notification to collect it.

How to Renew Books

You may renew your books twice (unless they are already on hold for another reader, or if you have accumulated fines). You can extend your books at the desk or online. Renew your Books Here