Cork University Hospital Healthcare Library

The Library supports HSE staff and students who are on clinical placement (in the South).


The Library is situated in the main CUH building, please follow the signs from the main reception area.


We currently have 13 study desks and 15 (HSE-networked) pc desks available for use, and our Book Room is open for browsing during our office hours.


With an active Health Library Ireland (HLI) account, library patrons can borrow print material and also access the HSE’s electronic resources. To register an application for an HLI account, please complete this form – click here


Research support and training on the use of library resources is available – please contact us with any queries:


HLI InfoSkills Team – (online) Training Calendar (current through to April 2024) – click here


Contact Us

CUH Healthcare Library, Cork University Hospital, Wilton, Cork T12 DC4A

Opening Hours:

Quick Links

All Online Resources


The Library will be closed on Monday, 31st October and will re-open at 09.00 a.m. on Tuesday, 1st November

The newly-renovated CUH Library is now open. We currently have 9 study desks and 12 (HSE-networked) pc desks available to book for 2-hour slots.

Our Monday-Friday timetable of slots is as follows:

Monday: 09.00-11.00 a.m.; 11.30-13.30 p.m.; 14.30-16.30 p.m.

Tuesday: 09.00-11.00 a.m.; 11.30-13.30 p.m.; 14.30-16.30 p.m.

Wednesday: 09.00-11.00 a.m.; 11.30-13.30 p.m.; 14.30-16.30 p.m.

Thursday: 09.00-11.00 a.m.; 11.30-13.30 p.m.; 14.30-16.30 p.m.

Friday: 09.00-11.00 a.m.; 11.30-13.30 p.m.

Please email us at with the following details to make a booking, which we will then confirm by email:

-your name, email address and HSE staff number or student number (which we will verify upon arrival)

-your preferred date(s) and time-slot(s) over the next week

-if you require a study desk or a pc desk

Apart from bottled water and sealed travel mugs, no food or drinks are permitted in the Library.

If you wish to borrow print material from CUH Library, a ‘contact and collect‘ book borrowing service is available – please email for further information.

Virtual Desk services are also available during this time.

Email us: Phone us: (021) 492 2136

Postal Address: CUH Library, Cork University Hospital, Wilton, Cork, Co. Cork T12 DC4A

Executive Librarian: Ms. Shauna Barrett ( Phone: (021) 492 2729

Library Assistant: Caroline O’Driscoll (

Area Library Manager, HSE South: Mr. Brendan Leen (

If you need help setting up an OpenAthens account, check out our online guide

Copyright DeclarationComplete this form when ordering a reprint of a journal article not available online.
Library RegistrationComplete this form if you wish to register with the library service.