Map for Books: finding books at UCD Library


Trying to locate books and journals on our shelves?

We are pleased to announce a new service just added to our online search tools, which will help you quickly locate printed books and journals in all our libraries – introducing Map for Books.

This service is the first of its kind in Irish academic libraries.

Watch this video to find out how it works:


How It Works:

  • While searching for a book or journal using OneSearch or our catalogue, click on the blue MAP button appearing beside the item record.
  • This will bring up the appropriate UCD library floor map, with the bookshelf the item is found on highlighted in red, and a red locator pin showing the exact location of the item.
  • Make a note of the library, aisle number where you will find the shelf, and the shelfmark number of the book you are looking for.
  • You have the option of printing the map to help you find the shelf.




Aisle numbers are clearly marked in each library; they are located at the top of each bookshelf bay.

If you have any queries or feedback on this new service, please let us know by emailing