The University of Limerick has unveiled the dynamic and inspiring New Glucksman Library, designed to transform the Library and the University for scholarship in a digital age. The new Library has an additional 1,200 study places in a variety of learning styles that brings the total number of library study spaces to 2,200. Leveraging UL’s tradition for innovation the library is technology –rich with advanced computing, collaboration and communication spaces. The ARC (Automated Reserve Collection) at UL Library is an automated storage and retrieval system. The facility has the capacity to store c.500,000 books. The ARC is a key feature of the new library, and the first of its kind in Europe.
Launched in 2010, the First Seven Weeks programme is designed to provide strong, enhanced and targeted support to students from the start of their university experience. The First 7 Weeks Hub (located in the Students Union Courtyard) is open 9am to 5pm, 5 days a week during the first seven weeks for students to drop in ask questions, get advice and receive support. The activities of each of the seven weeks are designed around a theme which focuses students' attention on various issues that are important for settling in and thriving as a higher education student. For example; study skills, time management, health & wellbeing, developing critical thinking, writing skills, civic engagement and volunteering.
The UL Chaplaincy works to meet the many and varied religious needs of a global university campus. It recognises that life at UL is a dynamic, ever-changing experience, which brings all kinds of new opportunities and challenges to students. The chaplains offer a welcoming space and supportive presence to students and staff. They promote an open and caring environment where diversity is respected.