Magee Irish Collection Relocation

Building Work being undertaken at Magee has necessitated that the Irish Collection in Magee Library be relocated to safeguard the books and journals.

The relocation process and preparation of a new room will mean that the Irish Collection will be unavailable for consultation from Monday 6th March until Monday 3rd April 2017.

Apologies for any inconvenience.

Migration to New Worlds: database trial

The Library currently has a trial to the database, Migration to New Worlds, which provides access to 350 years of primary source material relating to migration. The database includes colonial office records, diaries, travel journals, ship logs and plans.

To access the database, go to Url:

Access is available on-campus only until 4th December.

If you have any feedback or questions about this resource, contact the Library Arts Team, email:

Shakespeare and His Times Exhibition


A new exhibition of Shakespeare related material is on display in Reading Room 1 in the Library at Coleraine. Featuring items from the Henry Davis Collection and other Special Collections,  the exhibition looks at continental and English influences on the bard, the philosophical and political contexts of his own times and the ‘afterlife’ of his work in later editions. Notable items include Boccaccio’s Fall of Princes (1494), More’s Utopia (1518), Montaigne’s Essayes (1603), a Fourth Folio (1685), and a Kelmscott  Press edition of Shakespeare’s poems (1893).

Swipecard access to Magee Library 5th – 16th January

To ensure that University of Ulster students have sufficient study spaces and to help maintain a quiet environment at a stressful time, entry to Magee Library will be restricted from Monday 5th January 2015 – 16th January 2015.

You will need your ID card to swipe the sensor on the wall to the right of the revolving door in order to gain entry. If you can’t find your ID card, you need to get a replacement  from Academic Registry (you need it for exams anyway). Ask at the Issue Desk first, as ID cards are sometimes handed in to Lost Property.

If your ID card doesn’t work, reset it at the Security Desk in Block MD (main building). You will probably have to do this if you have not used it to gain access to campus rooms for more than 30 days or are usually at another campus.

Other registered library users, e.g. Step Up, Alumni, Inspire or Sconul Access members should bring their Library card with them, press the buzzer above the swipe-card sensor and they will be let in by staff. Other members of the public with genuine research queries may also ask for entry at the front door.

We regret that students from secondary or grammar schools are not permitted entry during this restricted period, unless they hold Step Up cards.

We would ask for everyone’s co-operation to maintain a quiet building during the revision period. However, if you are being disturbed by others’ inconsiderate behaviour, please let Library staff know immediately and we will take action.

Queen Victoria’s Journals

This fulltext database of Queen Victoria’s Journals has now been added to the A-Z library database list. Journal entries, derived from various drafts are now brought together for the first time and cover daily entries from 2nd August 1832 until the 13th January, 1901 – nine days before her death. Search and browse options are  available and a transcription accompanies each journal entry. Journal entries can be down loaded.

IASIL Bibliography Bulletin


 The IASIL Bibliography Bulletin is no longer published with the printed edition of the Irish University Review, but will continue to be available in the electronic journal edition. The electronic edition is available in the Library’s e-journal collection which can be access under Key Services on the Portal’s Library & ICT Tab. The first electronic version is the IASIL Bibliography 2012 in the Autumn/Winter 2013 issue of the Irish University Review.