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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 & E-books


Books for Law and Human Rights are located on the ground floor of the Main Library.  Our guide to the Dewey Decimal Classification scheme will help you to identify the shelf numbers for your specific subject area.

In general, Law and International Law/Human Rights books will primarily be found between 340 and 349 on the ground floor. Please be aware that some human rights books may be located in the 320 (Social Science) area on the 1st floor. In each case the Library catalogue will identify the book's location.


There is a growing collection of e-books available in Law and Human Rights and we try and purchase law e-books where possible. Any law e-book will be available from the Library catalogue.

In addition we have collections of e-books:

Reference Material

For Law and Human Rights, we have a number of quality online and printed dictionaries and encylopedia:

Online Reference Sources

Printed Sources

Encylopedia of the United Nations, Oxford Companion to Law, Recueil Des Cours, Yearbooks, legal treaties, and legal dictionaries in our Law Reference area, located on the ground floor of the Main Library.

How to Find a Book


From the Special Collections

The statutes at large passed in the parliaments held in Ireland. (Dublin: George Grierson, 1786-)

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.