Good News! You Can Now 'Click and Collect' Books From The Library.

Dear Library User,

You can now 'Click & Collect' books from the library in 3 easy steps:
  1. Click: place a hold on any title you require.
  2. Book a collection time slot.
  3. Collect the book at the library.
We have prepared a guide to the service. 'How to' videos of each step are available on it.

Please contact the library if you have any issues, by using the 'Chat' box on the top right of the screen, or by email at

The library's pilot 'Click & Collect' service is available to all registered library users with no overdue books or restrictions on their account. You can check the status of your library account online

To request a title for 'Click & Collect' follow the instructions on the guide. If you are unable to make it to campus, you can nominate another person to collect the book/s for you. This is done when booking the collection time slot.

Please note that titles may be 'quarantined' for health and safety reasons for 3 days on return, so the turnaround time on holds/requests may be longer than usual. The videos below take you through the process step by step.

TU Dublin Short Story Competition 2020 - Now Open!

Entries are now invited for this year's TU Dublin Short Story Competition run by the Tallaght Campus Library in association with the Red Line Book Festival and South Dublin County Council.

Stories should be 1,500 to 2,000 words long, completely the entrant's own work, written in English, original, and unpublished.

There is no restriction on theme or style, however the 2020 anthology will be called Creation, Cosmos & Caboodle and we are looking for strong stories that (even loosely) reflect this title.

Contest prizes:
1st Place - €500
2nd Place - €250
3rd Place - €150

The anthology of the final ten shortlisted stories will available by the end of the year.

This year's judge is Rob Doyle, author of Threshold, This Is the Ritual, and Here Are the Young Men, all published by Bloomsbury. His writing has appeared in The Guardian, Irish Times, Vice and many other publications. He teaches Creative Writing at the University of Limerick.

Stories may be submitted via the online form only until 12:00 GMT (Irish Time) on the 19th August 2020.

Falsification of information and/or identity, plagiarism, racial discrimination and bigotry will see entries disqualified. The judges' decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into. No criticism or advice will be provided.

International entries are welcome.

Entry is free. Submission form and full terms & conditions here.

Queries should relate only to contest rules or if there are difficulties in submission. Please contact

Last year's anthology  - Infinite Possibilities - available here.

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Access to JSTOR Articles Extended Until The End Of The Year.

The Library is delighted to announce that expanded access to JSTOR resources will continue through December 31, 2020, featuring:

  • Full archive access: all Arts & Science Collections, Thematic Collections, Primary Source Collections.
  • Freely accessible Public Health journals newly added in March 2020.
  • Freely accessible coronavirus-related books and journal articles
  • Online reading expanded to 100 articles/month. 

Access to a selection of JSTOR's collection of books is extended to June 30, 2020.

What's in JSTOR?

JSTOR is a highly selective digital library of academic content in many formats and disciplines. The collections include top peer-reviewed scholarly journals as well as respected literary journals, academic monographs, research reports from trusted institutes, and primary sources.


Full runs of more than 2,600 top scholarly journals in the humanities, social sciences and sciences. JSTOR works with a diverse group of nearly 1,200 publishers from more than 57 countries to preserve and make their content digitally available.


More than 85,000 ebooks from 250+ scholarly publishers, integrated with journals and primary sources on JSTOR. With DRM-free access to ebook chapters, the platform offers an easy, familiar user experience for researchers.

Primary Sources

More than 2 million primary sources across four collections: Global Plants, 19th Century British Pamphlets, Struggles for Freedom: Southern Africa, and World Heritage Sites: Africa. The artifacts, specimens and documents in the collections are scanned at high resolution to enable detailed inspection of each item.

Thematic Collections

JSTOR's thematic collections focus on emerging areas of research and contain multiple types of content, including journals and research reports. Collections include Lives of Literature, Security Studies, and Sustainability.

Open Community Collections

JSTOR's Open Community Collections initiative unlocks the potential of special collections by making them freely available on the platform researchers, faculty and students already know and use.

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Library Due Dates Extended Until September 1st.

As preparations for the phased reopening of TU Dublin unfold, the library has extended the due date on all materials borrowed before the shutdown to September 1st.

If you have any issues in regard to items borrowed, please email the Library Team at

Naturally, we'll keep you posted on any developments in the meantime.

Most importantly, stay safe and best of luck in your exams.

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ASK US - Chat with your Library with our Live Chat Service! Available Now!


The Library Chat Service

We have organised a trial until the end of the exam period of a chat service for the library.

You can contact us if you have any issues with library services or need help with research.

In  MOODLE  you will see this on the right of the screen.
Click on 'Ask Us' to launch the chat.

Initially we will have the live service available 9-5 Monday to Friday.
You can also use it outside of those hours and we will get back to you.

It is also available on the library Library Blog
Click on 'Ask Us' at the top right of the screen and a Chat pop-up box will appear.

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Inter-library loan service available for electronic articles and chapters

Under the current circumstances the library cannot supply physical books but we may be able to supply journal articles and book chapters electronically.

Submit your requests here (you will need to log in using your network username and password)

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You may also view a tutorial about how to submit an inter-library loan (please sign into your University outlook email account to view)

For any queries about inter-library loans please contact  

More information about inter-library loans

Amazing Additional Resources From ProQuest For The Next 60 Days...

The following collections from ProQuest have been opened up for the next sixty days to assist students and staff during the COVID-19 lockdown.

ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global

Massive repository of 5 million works; content from universities in nearly 100 countries.

ProQuest Central

Journals, news, dissertations, working papers and more in all major subjects.

Academic Video Online

The most comprehensive video subscription available to libraries: almost 70,000 titles covering anthropology, business, counseling, film, health, history, music and more.

Academic Complete

150,000+ eBooks hand-selected for quality over quantity.

These collections are available now through FindIT and Journals A-Z on the library home page. Simply log in with your Username and Password at

Please contact library staff at with any queries.

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Still More Resources! ReadCube Launches Free Pass Program For COVID-19 Researchers.

ReadCube in collaboration with the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), Springer Nature and Wiley, have launched the COVID-19 Research Pass (CRP) program, providing full-text access to over 26 million articles and available to anyone researching COVID-19.

The program seeks to provide researchers with a much wider range of content, namely access to any article they may need in the course of their work on COVID-19.

For further details and registration, please see:

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Additional Resources for Students and Staff until end of May

Additional resource access has been arranged for the resources below until the end of May at least. All of these have been added to Find IT and will integrate into the search results there. 
1,000s of ebooks have been added to the library catalogue. You can access them at:

How to search for ebooks. 

General Resources

Cambridge Reference and Textbooks Collection

Cambridge Core offers a collection of over 2,000 eBooks for university libraries and their associated students and faculty, until the end of May 2020.

EBSCO eBooks Harvard Business Review Press Subscription Collection

Harvard Business Review has opened up free access to all of its resources for leading and working through coronavirus.

EDP Sciences Journals Access

EDP Sciences have opened their journal content from 2018-2020 "to support the many thousands of academics and researchers who are now confined to working from home and may not have easy access to key research articles from their institutions".

GeoScienceWorld Free eBooks (Until June 30th)

GeoScienceWorld book publishers have extended public access to all of their ebooks to help support online learning and remote research for the remainder of the semester.

Project MUSE Free eBooks

Project MUSE Free Journals

details here:

Among the publishers currently opting to make content free on Project MUSE are John Hopkins University Press (all books and journals), Ohio State University Press (all books and journals), University of Nebraska Press (all books and journals), University of North Carolina Press (all books), Temple University Press (all books), and Vanderbilt University Press (selected books).

COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Open Access Research 

COVID-19 Pandemic Response

please see:


EBSCO and partners have expanded access to resources for the length of the health crisis to support distance learning, remote work and manage stress.

Journal of Visualized Experiments (JOVE) Science Education (COVID-19)

available at:

"The science community is working hard to address the potential health crisis brought about by the outbreak of a novel coronavirus (COVID-19). To support these critical efforts, JoVE has made its coronavirus focused content and related resources freely available".

JSTOR Archive Complimentary CollectionJSTOR Books Complimentary CollectionJSTOR Public Health Titles

all available at: 

JSTOR and participating publishers are making an expanded set of content freely available through to June 30, 2020.
  • More than 35,000 books available at no charge
  • 26 journal archives in Public Health
  • 6,000+ selected journal articles related to COVID-19

Science Direct eBooks Free Access - COVID-19

Elsevier's Novel Coronavirus Information Center - - has expert-curated information for the research and health community on novel coronavirus (COVID-19). All resources are free to access. Researchers can find the latest early-stage and peer-reviewed research on COVID-19 from journals including The Lancet and Cell Press. 

20,000 related articles are now free to access on Science Direct.

Springer Nature Free English Textbooks

Springer Nature Free German Emergency Nursing

Springer Nature Free German Textbooks

all available at

Springer Nature is now providing FREE ACCESS to its Central Research Hub which provides essential research in slowing the spread of COVID-19. They have made available for free all relevant research they have published and continue to publish, and are strongly urging their authors to submit articles related to this emergency and to share underlying datasets relating to the outbreak as rapidly and widely as possible.

Please contact the library if you have any issues accessing this material.


The library would like to thank the providers for their assistance.

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UNESCO Archives has just added 5,000 recordings from it's heritage collections - freely accessible to all

UNESCO Archives has just added 5,000 recordings from its heritage collections to its digitization platform, freely accessible to all.

UNESCO’s institutional archives and historical audiovisual collections contain evidence of over 70 years of ideas and actions for peace and international understanding that span the Organization’s wide-ranging fields of competence.

See UNESCO Digital Archives

Listen to some picks from the collection, selected in our blogs and/or take your own journey of discovery:

Listen to UNESCO Sound Recordings

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