UCC Library Special Collections

Special Collections

Special Collections is home to UCC's unique collections of literary manuscripts, early printed books pre-1850, books from printing presses, collections donated from individuals, 18th - 20th century newspapers, theses, maps, pamphlets and microfilm. We, in Special Collections, have a dual role, not only to facilitate current research but also to care and conserve these unique and distinctive materials for future users.  Special Collections staff members work with students and faculty to support learning and teaching at UCC offering access to unique primary sources through instruction sessions and exhibitions. Special Collections also serves the research needs of external scholars, hosting researchers from around the globe interested in using the collections. Special Collections has achieved international recognition in several specific areas of research, most notably: Irish studies, Celtic studies, and Frank O'Connor.




Boole Library,

University College Cork,

College Road,


T12 ND89

Co. Cork


+353 21 490 2284

email: specialcollections@ucc.ie

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday, 11:00-13:00 and 14:00-16:30

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