CIT Libraries re-open on Monday 14th September

Posted on: 02 Sep 2020

CIT Libraries re-open on Monday 14th September

We are pleased to confirm that libraries in CIT Bishopstown and CIT CSM will re-open to staff and students on Monday 14th September. (CIT CCAD library will re-open on Monday 21st September & the opening date of the library in NMCI will be announced shortly)


Opening hours will vary on each campus. Please see for further updates and local arrangements.


The following information provides an overview of the services that will be available and what to expect:


What will be available? 

- Study Spaces
- Computers
- Printing and copying
- Help from library staff
- Click and Collect service will be rolled out in the coming weeks which will allow you to request books in advance of coming to campus
- Scan and Deliver service will be offered to academic staff and postgraduate students, in abidance with Copyright Legislation


What limits will there be? 

- Study spaces will be available throughout the day in 2 hour blocks and on a first come first serve basis
- To view print reference material (e.g. Theses) please arrange in advance via email to
- Print newspapers will not be available
- Group study hubs (Bishopstown) not available
- Staff conference room (Bishopstown) not available
- No new external membership offered for Semester 1


What measures will be in place to provide a safe study environment? 

- Face masks must be worn when using CIT Libraries
- Availability of wipes and sanitiser for all library users
- Library capacity and study spaces will be reduced in each library as follows:

- Bishopstown: 295 – ground floor access only
- CCAD 10
- CSM 58
- NMCI – to be confirmed

- Libraries will close at regular intervals throughout the day to allow for all areas to be cleaned in accordance with Institute infection control guidelines
- Social distancing measures will be in place throughout each library
- External drop-off points provided outside all libraries for safe return of borrowed material

- Library users must not borrow from the library if they are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. If library users have borrowed library material and then develop symptoms they should quarantine the books from 72 hours after they have completed a 14-day isolation period and are fever free by 5 days.


Please monitor for further updates on CIT Libraries.