Mary Immaculate College Library

The new Library at MIC is part of a landscaping masterplan for the campus. It will create the northern boundary to a new Library Plaza. The plaza will be an outdoor room and focal meeting point in the heart of the campus. The paved plaza to the south-west will connect the Tara building, the Quad and chapel with the new library.

Mary Immaculate College

Co. Limerick, Ireland

Developed Design



The library itself will be four storeys above basement and will be the new heart of the campus containing various types of study spaces, learning grid, compact and open shelving, basement lecture theatre and recording studios, creative maker spaces, special collections room, children’s book / training library and administration offices totalling a gross floor area of 4,955m².

The architecture is sharply modern, with a double height façade with external vertical aluminium fins which will automatically track the sun and provide protection against overheating and glare. The project has received planning approval and is awaiting funding.