The RCSI Library sites at 26 York St and Beaumont Hospital are closed as part of the RCSI campus closure in response to COVID-19.
The Library team are available Monday-Friday from 9am to 5pm to assist with any requests including one on one assistance related to research or any other information need.
Please email all queries to email@example.com and it will be redirected to the appropriate team member.
For quick queries you can contact a member of library staff Monday- Friday 10am to 4pm via our LibChat widget on the library website www.rcsi.com/dublin/library
LIBRARY AND STUDY FACILITIES AT RCSI: Academic Year 2020-21
Ordinarily students can use RCSI libraries at either Beaumont or St Stephen’s Green campuses.
However, these are not ordinary times and complying with public health guidance on social distancing impacts the amount and availability of all spaces in RCSI such as lab, teaching, gym, restaurant and social spaces as well as library and study spaces. Library study space has decreased by 60-80% across sites because of government regulations.
To increase the availability of study spaces beyond the libraries, RCSI has identified and fitted out additional study environments in all RCSI campuses and the following access principles apply to both these and library study spaces.
For academic year 2020/21, students are strongly encouraged to use their own accommodation and their designated home-rooms as primary study spaces and to view library and other study spaces as supplementary study environments.
Principles of Access to Study Spaces
Guidelines for Using RCSI Study Environments
Study environments are a shared communal resources. We have a shared responsibility to maintain safety measures when using these spaces to protect student health and wellbeing. You should:
Book Borrowing and Returns: All existing loans have been amended to cover the closure period. We are currently working to put a drop off box in RCSI locations for students to bring any books they wish to return. We ask that students please hold on to any library books they have until this service is available.
Group Study Rooms: will be unavailable during this time.
Heritage Collections: The collections are currently inaccessible. Email enquiries can be sent to Archivist@rcsi.ie which will be checked every Thursday. If we can assist with your query remotely, we will let you know and send you results in due course. If we cannot we will let you know and request that you follow up your enquiry with us when we are back on site.
Registration: we will be unable to register new members of RCSI or Beaumont staff.
Visiting other libraries: ALCID and SCONUL access schemes are currently suspended.