The Library

Burren College of Art Time, Space & Inspiration

The Library

  • BCA Library
    BCA Library
  • Book of Kells replication BCA Library
    Book of Kells replication BCA Library

The Library is open to students and faculty of the College. It is supported by Clare Council Council and members of the public are also welcome to use the library for reference purposes.  Graduate students also have access to the John Hardiman Library at NUI Galway

The Library collection currently includes more than 6,000 books, artists' videos, slides, and a range of art-related international periodicals.

The book collection includes sections on art history, art theory, art criticism, and a large number of monographs of artists working in all disciplines including painters, sculptors, performance artists and photographers.

The Irish section includes Irish archaeology, history, literature and natural environment with additional emphasis on County Clare and the Burren.

The library collection is available to view online

Summer Opening hours

Monday and Tuesday: 9.00am - 1pm & 2pm - 5pm

Please contact our Librarian, Robert Ellis at if you are not a student of the College and would like to consult the collections.