If you are looking to book a study seat in UCD at the moment, please remember that it must be booked online and in advance.
To book a seat:
1- Go to https://ucd.libcal.com/r to book a seat.
2- Scan the QR code (bar code) on the desk sticker at your seat to check in.
PLEASE be sure to book your seat online and BEFORE arrival. Once in the building please sit only at your designated seat and remember to check in for contact tracing purposes.
In preparation for the academic year 21/22 shared teaching spaces have been assessed and measures implemented to facilitate their use under the prevailing public health guidance and their application to the higher education sector.
The shared teaching spaces portfolio varies from small group teaching rooms to large lecture theatres holding over 500 students. A single set of guidance for the use of spaces of any size or configuration has been developed with a view to providing clear visual aids to support users in the use of the space and provide reassurance that control measures are in place.
There are two main reasons why ventilation is important in helping to prevent the spread of Covid 19:
- The air movement or air turbulence created by ventilation causes exhaled droplets to fall from the air more quickly thus helping to reduce the risk that they will be inhaled by persons
- Ventilation and the associated provision of fresh air into a space and the resultant air exchange also helps remove smaller aerosols which may be hanging in the air
UCD has taken a number of steps to ensure natural ventilation.
An enhanced cleaning regime to meet the requirements set out in the Government’s National Return to Work Safely Protocol.
The enhanced cleaning schedule includes twice daily cleaning of toilets, waste removal and increased cleaning of touch points throughout the day in high frequency circulation and common spaces, as informed by the national guidelines. Please note that waste generated by materials used in protecting against the spread of COVID-19, such as wipes and disposable masks, can be disposed of in the General Waste bin (for those buildings with multi-bin systems) or normal office bins.
To complement the work of cleaning staff, all members of the University community are asked to adopt a ‘clean as you go’ approach. Everyone should regularly clean their working area, including wiping down hard surfaces with a suitable material at the start and end of the working day. The use of flammable liquid such as pure ethanol to wipe down working surfaces outside of laboratory settings is not appropriate as this can generate a fire risk. If additional information on cleaning agents is required, please contact Estate Services.
Only the gates in the table below will remain open. All other access gates remain closed:
|Monday - Friday||Saturday||Sunday|
|N11Temporary vehicle and pedestrian access routes in place. More information.||Open 24hrs||Open 24hrs||Open 24hrs|
|Fosters Ave./Nova||07:00 - 00:00||07:00 - 18:00||Closed|
|Owenstown Park||Open 24hrs||Open 24hrs||Open 24hrs|
|Roebuck Castle (Pedestrian)||Open 24hrs as per normal schedule||Open 24hrs as per normal schedule||Open 24hrs as per normal schedule|
|Roebuck Wicket (Pedestrian)||Open as per normal schedule||Open as per normal schedule||Open as per normal schedule|
|Rosemount/Creche||Open as per normal schedule||Open as per normal schedule||Open as per normal schedule|
|Wynnsward Drive||07:00 - 00:00||07:00 - 00:00||07:00 - 00:00|
|Newstead||Open 24hrs||Open 24hrs||Open 24hrs|
|Belfield Office Park (Pedestrian)||Open 24hrs as per normal schedule||Open 24hrs as per normal schedule||Open 24hrs as per normal schedule|
|Greenfield Gate||Open as per normal schedule||Open as per normal schedule||Open as per normal schedule|
|Fosters Avenue Construction Entrance||08:00 - 20:00||08:00 - 15:00||Closed|
|Richview||Open as per normal schedule||Open as per normal schedule||Open as per normal schedule|
Please note that these times are subject to change as the college continues to open up in line with public health guidelines.
|Monday - Friday||Saturday - Sunday||Remarks|
|Centra||07.00 - 22:00||07.00 - 22:00|
|Main Restaurant||08.00 - 15.30||Closed||Limited indoor dining & Take away currently|
|Blue Bird Café||08.30 - 15.30||Closed||Take away only|
|Roebuck||Closed||Closed||Take away only|
|Campus Bookshop||9.00 - 17.30||Closed|
|UCD College Collection||9.00 - 15.30||Closed||Online service only. Click and collect|
|Bicycle Shop||Closed||Closed||Due to open mid September 2021|
|Pharmacy||09.00 - 17.00||Closed|
|Commons at MoLI||Closed||Closed|
|Poolside Café||08.00 - 17.00||Closed||Take away only|
|Pi Coffee Dock||08.30 - 15.30||Closed||Take away only|
|Pi Restaurant||08.30 - 15.00 - Breakfast – 08:00 to 11:30, Lunch 12:00 to 15:00||Closed||Limited indoor dining & Take away currently|
|Earl's Deli - Richview||08.30 - 15.00||Closed||Take away only|
|Pulse Café - Health Sciences||08.30 - 15.30||Closed||Take away only|
|Atrium Café - Quinn||08.30 - 15.00||Closed||Take away only|
|Leopold Café - Conway||Closed||Closed||Due to open late September 2021|
|Street Kitchen - Library||Closed||Closed||Due to open late September 2021|
|Nova Café||08.30 - 15.00||Closed||Take away only|
|Law Café Sutherland||08.30 - 15.00||Closed||Take away only|
|Coffee Dock - Vets||Closed||Closed||Due to open late September 2021|
|Pulse Café||Closed||Closed||Take away only|
|Lucy’s Blackrock||08.30 - 15.30||Closed||Take away only|
|Belfield Post Office||Closed||Closed|
Public transport services are operating under revised timetables and operational arrangements .
For the latest service updates please see the links below:
• Dublin Bus
• Go Ahead Ireland
• Dart and Irish Rail
• Bus Eireann
Parking permits are in effect from 13th September 2021. Permits can be purchased by eligible staff, students and community members. Permits are available for purchase here.
Trimester permits are priced at €50 per trimester, or €100 for an annual (Autumn and Spring) permit.
Permit parking is in effect 08:00 – 17:00 Monday – Friday during the Autumn and Spring trimesters including fieldwork, study and exam periods.
Pay and display parking is charged at the rate of €1 per hour. Premium pay and display is charged at €2.40 per hour. Pay and display and premium pay and display parking is in effect 08:00 – 17:00, 52 weeks a year.