Consortium of National and University Libraries


CONUL is a consortium of Ireland’s main research libraries. Its mission is to develop and improve the library and information services of the CONUL members through the exchange of experience and the organisation of cooperative activities.

University College Cork
University College Dublin
Dublin City University
National University of Ireland, Galway
University of Limerick
Maynooth University
National Library of Ireland
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Queen's University, Belfast
Technological University Dublin
Royal Irish Academy
Trinity College, Dublin
Ulster University

Regulatory Affairs

Focusing on copyright and other regulatory affairs of interest to libraries.

Communication & Outreach

Acting as the unified voice of and for CONUL, its institutions and sub groups.

Teaching and Learning

Working to promote the role and measure the value of, libraries in teaching and learning within Higher Education.

Customer Services

To explore and promote best practice for public/customer services within CONUL libraries.

Training & Development

Identifies training needs within member libraries, runs an ongoing co-operative training and development programme.


Explore, research, and identify best practice in collection development

Unique and Distinct Collections Group

Focusing on the promotion and visibility of Unique and Distinct Collections including Archive Collections, for research and public engagement.


Exploring and promoting best practice and providing guidance in a wide range of Research activities.

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