Please visit the MTU Cork Library homepage for a full listing of all opening times across all of our various libraries.

Opening times over holiday periods etc.will also be highlighted in the 'Latest News' section on our main homepage.

N.B. Please note that the Library system does not allow patrons to borrow or return items fifteen minutes prior to closing time.

Visit the MTU Kerry Library homepage for a listing of library opening times on the Kerry campus.

The Library is available to all MTU Staff and Students. However, Corporate, Graduate and External Membership will also be considered. Online application forms are available here.

All Library Patrons must have a valid ID Card in order to gain entry.

Students from the MTU Kerry campus that would like to access MTU Cork Libraries or borrow material should contact Library staff at the MTU Cork Library Issue Desk.

Yes, as an MTU Kerry student you can borrow 2 books from the MTU Cork Library for 2 weeks on presenting your student card at the library desk, for more details on this please see our Borrowing and Renewing webpage. You can also study in MTU Cork Libraries by presenting your student card to staff at the library issue desk.

Yes....MTU Kerry Staff Members can access MTU Cork Library facilities including borrowing library books etc.

MTU Kerry Staff members can access libraries on Cork campuses & borrow library material by presenting their MTU identity card at the Library issue desk

To view MTU Staff Borrowing entitlements in all MTU Campus libraries - please visit the following link

For general information on the types of material that can be borrowed from MTU Libraries and the  how long this material can be borrowed for - please click here.

Lending rules for Undergraduate Students

Lending rules for Postgraduate Students

Lending rules for MTU Staff

Lending rules for MTU Kerry Members

Lending rules for Retired Staff

Lending rules for External Members

If you fail to return an item on or before its due date, you will be suspended from using your library account and will not be able to borrow or renew any books during that period. You will however still be able to view and use our e-resources. To view full details on the types of suspension you can face as a result of late loan returns, please visit borrowing-and-renewing

Suspensions are added to accounts to help make sure that all our users have equal and fair access to the library resources they need, when they need them.

To avoid suspensions on your library account, ensure that borrowed items are returned before or on the day of their due date.

Check your MTU Library account often to easily see when items are due back to the library.

Check your University email account for library notifications regularly: we will let you know when items are due back because they have reached the maximum number of renewals or another user has requested them.

We will email you as soon as an item is overdue. Return it as soon as possible to avoid a longer suspension.

For full details on suspensions that can be imposed, click here.

To find out which books you currently have on loan, simply bring your ID Card to the issue desk where a member of staff will give you the required details. Alternatively you can check your own borrower record using the Check my Account option.

The best way to find the books you need is to use the Online Library Catalogue. This will allow you to search under Author, Title, Keyword, Subject etc. To access the Library Catalogue, click here

You can also use Summon/MultiSearch to check the catalogue for books and other resources.

You can also search for titles on the MTU Kerry Campus Library Catalogue. Titles from the Kerry Campus Library can also be requested by students on the Cork Campus. Contact Library Staff at the Issue Desk for further information.

Yes, our libraries provide an Inter Library Loan (ILL) service which will provide any books, journals articles etc. that we do not stock or have online access to ourselves. To learn more about our ILL facility, click here:

View our full Inter-Library Loan Policy document.


You can request physical items not held in any of the Cork Campus Libraries which are available in the MTU Kerry Library. You can request up to 2 Inter Campus Loans at any one time and you can have the items for 2 weeks.

First check MTU Kerry's Library Catalogue for the items you are looking for and make sure that the item is available to lend and note the books title, author, and  date of publication.

Then log on to the 'My Library Account' option in the Library catalogue  and choose the ‘Request item from MTU Kerry Library’ option. We will contact you when the items are available to collect.

Yes, a library staff member will be happy to show you how to use the catalogue. Just call to the Library issue desk and ask us for help. Alternatively you can view a helpful video here.

The library website offers a large selection of resources to assist all MTU staff and students with their research.

The Library's Assignment Toolkit provides students with a series of online Modules that will provide instruction at each & every step of assignment preparation.

Topics covered include:

- Getting to Know Your Library
- Critical Thinking Skills
- Misinformation
- Effective Searching
- Reading Academic Material and Planning for Assignments
- Understanding Plagiarism
- Assignment Writing
- Referencing

Access the Assignment Toolkit here.

Visit our Supports for You section on the library website for great advice on:

E-Books & E-Journals


Writing an Assignment

Our MTU Library YouTube Channel also contains a large selection of videos and online tutorials on library resources.


Yes....retired staff members can borrow library material. For more details on this, please click here.

* Unfortunately due to copyright & licensing restrictions, retired staff members cannot access online library databases/electronic resources.

* To avail of this service, please talk to library staff at the issue desk and ask for your library account to be updated accordingly.

Leaving Certificate students can avail of temporary access (study purposes only) to MTU Libraries (Bishopstown/Kerry and Cork School of Music campuses only) at certain points of the year via our Leaving Certificate Access Scheme.

Please contact MTU Cork campus libraries or MTU Kerry campus libraries for information on application and local arrangements.