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Access and Identity Card

Your Student ID card is used to identify you as a registered student of RCSI who is entitled to use facilities and services. In the Library your Student ID Card is used for entry and exit from the building, for book loans and for photocopying and printing.

  • A strict 'no ID - no entry' policy is enforced by Security and students will not be admitted to 26 York Street at any time without a current Identity Card.
  • In RCSI Library Beaumont Hospital access is with an RCSI ID or Beaumont Hospital ID only.
  • Your ID card is the property of the College and is non-transferable.  If you are found to be in possession of an ID card not your own or to have given your ID to anybody else you will be denied access by Security, the ID card will be confiscated and you will reported to the Vice Dean for Student Affairs for disciplinary action.

For information on applying for an ALCID or SCONUL Card as an RCSI user, please see


For information on access for visitors holding ALCID or SCONUL Cards who wish to use RCSI Library, please see