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Library Access and Membership


Full Library Access

Full access to the library and all collections and resources is available to :

  • Irish Hospice Foundation staff and affiliates
  • Students currently enrolled on Irish Hospice Foundation Education courses (Msc Bereavement studies & Professional Certificate Children & Loss)
  • Alumni of the PG Dip/Msc Bereavement Studies  

Public Access

  • Public access is by appointment only. Members of the public can borrow from our bereavement bibliotherapy collection or from the wider collection on a one off basis as part of our bereavement support function or can avail of one of our membership options for full access to the library resources

Therese Brady Library panorama

Interested in becoming a Member?

Professionals and researchers interested in using the library’s resources can sign up for one of three membership options. 

  • Individual Basic Membership = Book borrowing for 1 year including postal loan. Annual charge = €20
  • Alumni of the Msc Bereavement Studies & Certificate in Children & Loss can continue to borrow from the library collection and can have access electronic resources for a discounted annual rate of €15
  • Individual Premium membership = Book borrowing, postal loan service, remote access to electronic resources. Annual charge = €40
  • Organisational Membership (Small) = Book borrowing rights for up to 5 members of your organisation (including postal loans). Annual charge =€100 

For rates on organisational membership for larger groups contact Information & Library Manager Laura Rooney Ferris to discuss


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