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Click & Collect

About Click & Collect

Currently, students do not have access to the Reading Lounge in the Library in 26 York Street. To facilitate access to the print collections, a Click & Collect Service is in operation. 

How to use Click & Collect

Who can use this service?

All RCSI students and RCSI staff.

What items can be requested?

All of the books and print materials available to be borrowed in 26 York Street. Print items from the Library in Beaumont Hospital and the Heritage Collections are not available to be borrowed at this time. 

How many books can I borrow?

Check the borrowing rules here

How do I request books?

Before making a request, check Primo VE Search to see if the books of interest are available in the library or online. Please note the book title and author as you will need this information to complete the submission form.

Then, fill in the Click & Collect request form below. 

How long will it take to fulfill my request?

Requests are processed every weekday, Monday - Friday. Requests processed before 9 AM will be processed that day, requests received after 9 AM will be processed the next working day. 

Please note that sometimes delays may occur due to high demand, waiting for items to be returned from other users, or the need to quarantine returned books. You will be notified if there is a delay with your request. 

How do I get my books?

When your books are ready for collection, you will be sent an email to your RCSI email account. 

Your books will be left on Level 1 of the Library with ID number printed on a slip attached to the book. They will be held there for one week. If you don't collect them, they will be returned to the shelves. 

When you collect your books please ensure to adhere to social distancing guidelines and wear a face mask at all times in the building. 

How long can I keep the books?

If nobody else has requested the book you borrowed, then your loans will auto-renew up to 20 weeks. 

How do I return the books?

There are two locations to return books:

  • RCSI Library 26 York Street: book return bin on Level 1
  • RCSI Library Beaumont Hospital: the book return bin is located on the entrance Level, adjacent to the print collections.

After you return your books, they will be kept in quarantine for 7 days. 

Click and Collect Form