Guidance re Covid 19


Posted 23rd March

Updated: 16.00, 1 April 2020

Main messages

  • St Patrick’s College, Maynooth and Maynooth University is closed for face to face teaching.
  • Teaching and assessment will continue remotely, and students are urged to participate fully.
  • Pontifical University staff are advised to work from home until further notice, except for some essential services.
  • Staff and students are urged to exercise caution and follow the public health guidelines rigorously

The Pontifical University is closed for face-to-face teaching and will not reopen this semester. Teaching and assessment will be conducted remotely, and students should look at their university email and the relevant Moodle pages for details. University operations and research will continue, although with many staff working from home.


Last Updated: 14:05, Saturday March 14th, 2020

Firstly, and importantly, thank you for your commitment and patience. Transitioning to new forms of delivery of our modules online can be demanding.

For campus guidelines and student support, see below.

However the situation will continue to evolve. To draw your attention to couple of points in particular at this time:

The PU Office: The office is closed to the students and the public. Our support continues with remotely, particularly by email at

Essay Submissions: A number of essays are due at the moment. We would ask you upload your essay. If there is no link on your Moodle page at this time, please be patient as we provide that alternative for you.

Library: The library is closed until April 14 2020. For access to our eBooks please click here.

For more information on our online resources and subject guides please click here.

For further information please contact us on or via LibraryChat from Monday-Friday, 9.00-17.00.

All current loans have been extended to April 19 2020 and there will be no fines incurred during this period.

All Maynooth University information and guidance related to Covid-19 is available here.

Remote Access Off-campus access is available to MU and SPCM registered students and staff to c. 500,000 books, c.70,000 journals and a range of databases accessible via Library Search.

Further Information We will continue to provide Library updates via our website and social media, click here. Please check your University email regularly for updates.

Ongoing communication: We will update staff and students with additional information via your official staff or student email account and on this webpage.

Who to contact:


Students: / /

Students abroad/International students: /



The information below is provided by our colleagues in Maynooth University.


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