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Loan Periods

Books in the Library have different loan periods:

  • 1 Day Loan
  • 3 Day Loan
  • Standard (borrower category dependent)

More information on borrowing books can be found at:

James Hardiman Library Borrowing



Books relating to History are mainly located on Floor 1. Some books are located in Closed Access and can be requested. E-books can also be accessed via the library catalogue.

Reference Material

Dictionaries, encyclopedias and other reference works can be an invaluable starting point for your research or study. Print reference works for History are mainly located in Humanities and Social Sciences Reference on Floor 1.

Examples of useful online reference works for History include: 
• Dictionary of Irish Biography
• Oxford Dictionary of National Biography 
• Encyclopedia of Irish History and Culture 
• Oxford Reference

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From the Special Collections

The Historie of the World in five bookes/Walter Raleigh (1552?-1618). (London: Walter Burre, 1614).

The Historie of the World in five bookes / Walter Raleigh (1552?-1618). (London: Walter Burre,1614).

From the Highlights from our Special Collections booklet.

More Information on Books

Guide to the Dewey Decimal System

Our books are catalogued using the Dewey Decimal System. Our guide to this classification scheme will help you to identify the shelf numbers for your specific subject area.