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Return to Library 2021: Contacts & Library Information

This guide provides information for library users on returning to the library in the academic year 2020/2021.

Contact the Library Desk

Carlow campus:
Tel: 059 9175760
Carlow Campus: Kilkenny Road, Carlow

Wexford campus:
Tel: 053 9185811
Wexford Campus: Summerhill Rd, Wexford

Wicklow campus:
Tel: 0404 67125
Wicklow County Campus: Clermont House, Newrath, Rathnew, Co. Wicklow


A full list of library contacts can be found at Key contacts can be found below:

  • Dr. Mary Delaney | Tel: 059 9175765 | Email: | Head of Library and Information Services
  • Laura Rooney Ferris | Tel: 059 9175770 | Email: | Deputy Librarian
  • Brigid Carey | Tel: 059 9175763 | Email: | Liaison Librarian to Faculty of Business and Humanities
  • Rónán Lynch | Tel: 059 9175761 | Email: | Liaison Librarian to Faculty of Engineering
  • Simon Perry | Tel: 059 9175766 | Email:  | Systems Librarian and Liaison Librarian to Faculty of Science
  • Breda Connell | Tel: 059 9175776 | Email: | Lifelong Learning and Research Services Librarian

Borrowing Allowance / Loan Period

For the 2020/2021 Academic Year, the following borrowing entitlements and conditions will be in operation in the LRC and the Wexford Campus Library.

General Lending Collection: This collection consists of books which maybe borrowed for up to one week at a time and can be renewed up to three times. These are shelved in Stacks 1-11 (ground floor LRC) and Stack 21 (first floor of LRC).

  • Undergraduate Students - Full & Part-time: 4 items
  • Postgraduate students: 6 items    
  • Staff: 10 items

Short Loan Collection: This collection consists of books which are in high demand.  These are shelved in Stack 11 in the LRC. The loan period has been extended to one week (from two nights) with a further renewal of one week permitted.

  • All students / staff: 2 items

Note: You cannot renew a book if another person has requested the book. The book will need to be returned at to the library at the end of the loan period.

Note: Reference material, theses and journals may not be borrowed.


A comprehensive list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and answers can be found at:

Library Membership

Library membership is available to all registered IT Carlow staff and students.

Please note that unfortunately External Membership is suspended for the 2020/2021 academic year.

External membership is normally open to members of the public with External Reader, External Borrower and Corporate External Membership categories available. Full details are available at

IT Carlow Library regrets that it cannot provide external membership to primary or secondary school students.

Library Regulations

The full Institute of Technology Carlow regulations including those related to the LRC can be viewed here: