19th June - Essential System Maintenance - Some Services May Be Unavailable.

Due to essential system maintenance, some of our services (checkouts, self-service, holds, inter-library loan requests, online account details) may be unavailable for most of the day on the 19th of June. Please plan around this.

If you have any difficulties, please contact the library on 01 4042203 or library@it-tallaght.ie.




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Something for the Summer

Summer Reads

Sit back, relax and read a good book.

This month we will travel the world from your deck chair!  You don’t need to leave your own garden to read these stories based in different parts of the world.  From a library in Barcelona to a university in Australia, there is mystery, romance, drama, madness and mirth to be found in the pages of this selection.  
Pop in to the library and borrow one of the selection below from our book display or browse our fiction collection on the mezzanine level. Then let’s hope the sun comes out so we can enjoy our reading al fresco.                                                                                                                                                      
Barcelona, Spain
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Fiction
Barcelona, 1945: A city slowly heals in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War, and Daniel, an antiquarian book dealer’s son who mourns the loss of his mother, finds solace in a mysterious book entitled The Shadow of the Wind, by one Julián Carax. But when he sets out to find the author’s other works, he makes a shocking discovery: someone has been systematically destroying every copy of every book Carax has written. In fact, Daniel may have the last of Carax’s books in existence. Soon Daniel’s seemingly innocent quest opens a door into one of Barcelona’s darkest secrets--an epic story of murder, madness, and doomed love.

South Carolina, USA
The Secret Life of Bees
Fiction
Set in South Carolina in 1964, The Secret Life of Bees tells the story of Lily Owens, whose life has been shaped around the blurred memory of the afternoon her mother, was killed. When Lily's fierce-hearted black "stand-in mother," Rosaleen, insults three of the deepest racists in town, Lily decides to spring them both free. They escape to Tiburon, South Carolina--a town that holds the secret to her mother's past. Taken in by an eccentric trio of black beekeeping sisters, Lily is introduced to their mesmerizing world of bees and honey, and the Black Madonna. This is a remarkable novel about divine female power, a story women will share and pass on to their daughters for years to come.

Spain
If You were Me Sheila O’Flanagan
Fiction

On a sultry summer evening in Seville, anything can happen... 

Carlotta O'Keefe is happily engaged, and the wedding plans are coming together. She's clear about her future path, both personally and in her busy career. Maybe Chris doesn't make her heart race every time she sees him, but you can't have that feeling for ever. Can you?

Then, on a trip to Seville, Carlotta runs into Luke Evans. Luke broke her heart so long ago she'd almost convinced herself she'd forgotten him. Now, he's not that boy any more, but an attractive and intriguing man. And he can explain everything that happened way back when.

Suddenly Carlotta's not so sure of anything any more. Except that what she decides now will shape the rest of her life...

Japan
The Temple of The Golden Pavilion by Yukio Mishima
Fiction

In The Temple of the Golden Pavilion, celebrated Japanese novelist Yukio Mishima creates a haunting and vivid portrait of a young man’s obsession with idealized beauty and his destructive quest to possess it fully.

Mizoguchi, an ostracized stutterer, develops a childhood fascination with Kyoto’s famous Golden Temple. While an acolyte at the temple, he fixates on the structure’s aesthetic perfection and it becomes his one and only object of desire. However, as Mizoguchi begins to perceive flaws in the temple, he determines that the only true path to beauty lies in an act of horrendous violence. Based on a real incident that occurred in 1950, The Temple of the Golden Pavilion brilliantly portrays the passions and agonies of a young man in post-war Japan, bringing to the subject the erotic imagination and instinct for the dramatic moment that marked Mishima as one of the towering makers of modern fiction. With an introduction by Donald Keene; Translated from the Japanese by Ivan Morris.

Berlin
A Woman In Berlin
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For eight weeks in 1945, as Berlin fell to the Russian army, a young woman kept a daily record of life in her apartment building and among its residents. The anonymous author depicts her fellow Berliners in all their humanity, as well as their cravenness, corrupted first by hunger and then by the Russians. A Woman in Berlin tells of the complex relationship between civilians and an occupying army and the shameful indignities to which women in a conquered city are always subject--the mass rape suffered by all, regardless of age or infirmity.

New York, USA
Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann
Fiction

Set in a time of sweeping political and social change - from the backlash against the Vietnam War and the lingering spectre of the oil crisis to the beginnings of the Internet - 'Let the Great World Spin' is the story of eight disparate lives which will ultimately collide in the shadow of one reckless and beautiful act.

Ireland
Love and Summer by William Trevor
Fiction

It is summer and a stranger has come to quiet Rathmoye. He is noticed by Ellie, the young convent girl, who is married to Dillahan, a farmer still mourning his first wife. Over the long and warm days, Ellie and the stranger form an illicit attachment. And those in the town can only watch, holding their tongues, as passion, love and fate take their inevitable course.

'A portrait of a brackish rural backwater, complete with family tragedy, sexual scandal, a repressed spinster and a half-crazed ancient retainer . . . delicate, elegiac, written with all Trevor's trademark compassion and understanding' Daily Mail

'A series of wrenching human dramas, which Trevor depicts with kindness and beautiful delicacy' Sunday Telegraph

'Brilliant. Trevor is the ultimate Old Master' Evening Standard

'Beautiful. A flawless work of art' Independent on Sunday

USA
The Daughter of the Queen of Sheba by Jacki Leyden
Fiction

‘“I am the Queen of Sheba”, my mother announced to me in a regal voice.  She was wrapped in a toga of bed sheets, with eye pencil hieroglyphics drawn on her bare arms, a tiara on her head.  I was twelve years old.  Sheba was a vision, and she vanished that same afternoon in the twilight.  I have been watching verily for her ever since…  You could say that my life as her daughter, the life of my imagination, began with my mother’s visions’ Jacki Lyden

‘Belongs on the shelf of classic memoirs, alongside Angela’s Ashes’ – New York Times

England
Some Kind of Fairy Tale by Graham Joyce
Fiction

It is Christmas afternoon and Peter Martin gets an unexpected phone call from his parents, asking him to come round. It pulls him away from his wife and children and into a bewildering mystery.

He arrives at his parents’ house and discovers that they have a visitor. His sister Tara. Not so unusual you might think, this is Christmas after all, a time when families get together. But twenty years ago, Tara took a walk into the woods and never came back and as the years have gone by with no word from her the family have, unspoken, assumed that she was dead. Now she's back, tired, dirty, dishevelled, but happy and full of stories about twenty years spent traveling the world, an epic odyssey taken on a whim.

However, her stories don't quite hang together and once she has cleaned herself up and got some sleep it becomes apparent that the intervening years have been very kind to Tara. She really does look no different from the young woman who walked out the door twenty years ago. Peter's parents are just delighted to have their little girl back, but Peter and his best friend Richie, Tara's one time boyfriend, are not so sure. Tara seems happy enough but there is something about her. A haunted, otherworldly quality. Some would say it's as if she's off with the fairies. And as the months go by Peter begins to suspect that the woods around their homes are not finished with Tara and his family...

Australia
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
Fiction

Meet Don Tillman. Don is getting married. He just doesn't know who to yet. But he has designed a very detailed questionnaire to help him find the perfect woman. One thing he already knows, though, is that it's not Rosie. Absolutely, completely, definitely not.

Chile
My Invented  country A Memoir by Isabel Allende
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The life story of Isabel Allende - one of the world's favourite writers. It is based on her memories of her family and the political upheaval in her native country, which provides both a political and geographical framework of Chile

Guernsey
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Fiction

Written with warmth and humour, as a series of letters, this novel is a celebration of the written word in all its guises, and of finding connection in the most surprising ways.

“I wonder how the book got to Guernsey? Perhaps there is some sort of secret homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers.” 

January 1946: London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, and writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. Who could imagine that she would find it in a letter from a man she’s never met, a native of the island of Guernsey, who has come across her name written inside a book by Charles Lamb…. 

As Juliet and her new correspondent exchange letters, Juliet is drawn into the world of this man and his friends—and what a wonderfully eccentric world it is. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society—born as a spur-of-the-moment alibi when its members were discovered breaking curfew by the Germans occupying their island—boasts a charming, funny, deeply human cast of characters, from pig farmers to phrenologists, literature lovers all

Ireland
Amongst Women by John Mc Gahern
Fiction


Moran is an old Republican whose life was forever transformed by his days of glory as a guerrilla leader in the War of Independence. Now, in old age, living out in the country, Moran is still fighting - with his family, his friends, even himself - in a poignant struggle to come to terms with the past.

Scotland
The Naming of the Dead by Ian Rankin
Fiction

The assorted leaders of the G8 countries have gathered in the capital and with daily marches, demonstrations and scuffles on the streets, the police are stretched to the limit. But one detective is still deemed surplus to requirements. DI John Rebus has been sidelined for fear of embarrassing his superiors at this most crucial time. However, all that changes when the night-tie plunge of a young politician from the walls of Edinburgh Castle drags Rebus back onto centre stage. Suicide must be proved, and quickly, to avoid distraction from the main event.

But that case is swiftly superseded by another - more deadly - threat. A series of mysterious clues left in the woods near an ancient 'clootie well' outside Edinburgh start to point to a serial killer on the loose - a murderer who specialises in taking out newly-released rapists. The most alarming aspect for Rebus's bosses, though, is that the well is a stone's throw from Gleneagles itself.

The authorities are keen to hush up both issues, for fear of overshadowing a meeting of global importance. But Rebus has never been one to stick to the rules, and when his colleague Siobhan Clarke finds herself hunting down the identity of the riot cop who assaulted her mother, it looks as though Rebus and Clarke may be pitted on both sides of the conflict - and before the end of this monumental week, they each have to make decisions that will affect them forever...

Norway
The Redeemer by Jo Nesbo
Fiction

Christmas shoppers stop to hear a Salvation Army concert on a crowded Oslo street. A gunshot cuts through the music and the bitter cold: one of the singers falls dead, shot in the head at point-blank range. Harry Hole—the Oslo Police Department’s best investigator and worst civil servant—has little to work with: no suspect, no weapon, and no motive. But Harry’s troubles will multiply. As the search closes in, the killer becomes increasingly desperate, and Harry’s chase takes him to the most forbidden corners of the former Yugoslavia. 

Yet it’s when he returns to Oslo that he encounters true darkness: among the homeless junkies and Salvationists, eagerly awaiting a saviour to deliver them from misery—whether he brings new life or immediate death. 

With its shrewdly vertiginous narrative, acid-etched characters, and white-hot pace, The Redeemer is resounding proof of Jo Nesbø’s standing as one of the best crime writers of our time.

Paris, France
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Fiction

'Open your eyes and see what you can with them before they close forever.'

For Marie-Laure, blind since the age of six, the world is full of mazes. The miniature of a Paris neighbourhood, made by her father to teach her the way home. The microscopic layers within the invaluable diamond that her father guards in the Museum of Natural History. The walled city by the sea, where father and daughter take refuge when the Nazis invade Paris. And a future which draws her ever closer to Werner, a German orphan, destined to labour in the mines until a broken radio fills his life with possibility and brings him to the notice of the Hitler Youth, 

In this magnificent, deeply moving novel, the stories of Marie-Laure and Werner illuminate the ways, against all odds, people try to be good to one another.

Greece
The Potter’s House
Fiction

Olivia Giordiadis has left her English roots behind. She lives on a tiny Greek island, married to a local man, mother to two small sons. Year on year, island life has followed a peaceful unchanging rhythm, until now. An earthquake ravages the coast, its force devastating the island and in the aftermath comes a stranger - an English woman, destitute but for the clothes she wears. Olivia welcomes the stranger into her home but begins to sense that her mysterious visitor could threaten all she holds dear.

India
Q & A by Vikas Swarup
Fiction

Why is a penniless waiter from Mumbai sitting in a prison cell?

Is it because: a)he has punched a customer; b)he has drunk too much whisky; c)he has taken money from the till; or d)he is the biggest quiz-show winner in history? Ram Mohammad Thomas has been arrested. For answering twelve questions correctly on Who Will Win A Billion? Because a poor orphan who has never read a newspaper or gone to school cannot know the name of the President of America, or the location of the Pyramids, or the plays of Shakespeare. Unless he has cheated.

Rescued from the police cell by a lawyer, Ram reviews television footage of his flawless performance and takes us on an amazing tour of his life – from the day he is salvaged from a dustbin, to his employment with a faded Bollywood star, to meeting a security-crazed Australian colonel, by way of a career as an over-creative tour guide at the Taj Mahal, to falling in love with Nita, a young prostitute. Passed from pillar to post for eighteen years, Ram’s instinct for strategy and survival is infallible.

New York
Run For Your Life by James Patterson
Fiction

A man who calls himself 'the Teacher' is devising a meticulous plan. Cold-hearted and cunning, it is time for everyone to learn his name as he teaches New York a lesson it will never forget.

Intent on exacting revenge and causing mass hysteria, he embarks on the worst killing spree the city has ever seen. The whole New York Police Department is tested to its limits; none more so than Detective Michael Bennett as the Teacher leads him on a terrifying chase that brings danger perilously close to home.





Welcome to Leaving Cert. Students Studying at TU Dublin - Tallaght Campus Library

We extend a big welcome to the Leaving Certificate Students who have signed up for study at TU Dublin - Tallaght Campus library from Monday 20th May until Friday 25th June 2019.

We wish you good luck with your exams.
To sign up for the free study programme click onto:
 Leaving Certificate Study Programme 
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Library Out of Term Summer Hours...

The Library is open throughout the Summer!

From Monday 20th  May  2019

MONDAY - FRIDAY 
09:15 - 17:00

Closed Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays.

For full details of library hours, events and exhibitions go to:

Items borrowed from the library's general collection will automatically renew each week from the date they are checked-out until the maximum number of renewals is reached, or unless requested by another library user.
The maximum number of renewals is 22 times for undergraduates.
To view a summary of items you have on loan, and how many renewals remain, check your library account HERE
Log in with your TU Dublin - Tallaght Campus network ID and password.
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FREE: Leaving Certificate Study Programme May 20th - June 25th.

TU Dublin - Tallaght Campus Library is delighted to continue the FREE Leaving Certificate Study Programme for 2019, aimed at providing current Leaving Certificate Students with a quiet, comfortable, academic environment in which to study, as they prepare for the state examinations in June.

The Leaving Certificate Student Study Programme at TU Dublin - Tallaght Campus will run from Monday 20th May until Tuesday 25th June 2019. This access scheme offers the resources of the University Library to pre-examination students for consultation and study, and is open to any Leaving Certificate student.

Registration for this service is now open. There is no cost. Pre-registration is advised and this can be arranged by students completing an application form [including school stamp] and returning it to the library.

The form is available to download HERE.

Details of this service and our opening hours can be found on our website HERE or email library@it-tallaght.ie for details.

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Library is a SILENT Zone from Monday 29th April until exams finish. See opening hours...


From Monday 29th April, all areas of the library with the exception of the group study area off the mezzanine will be SILENT study space until the exams have finished.

Please respect the rights of others to concentrate and study whilst in the library.

We appreciate your co-operation in this and wish you every success in your exams.

The Library Team.

Library CLOSED Saturday 4th May & Monday 6th May due to Bank Holiday weekend

Library hours from Tuesday 7th May to Friday 17th May 2019

MONDAY - THURSDAY 8am - 8pm

FRIDAY 8am - 5pm

SATURDAY 11th May 10am - 5pm

Closed Sunday

Please note we are open until 8pm on Friday 10th May

For full details of library hours, exhibitions and events go to: LIBRARY HOUR

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Library Hours Monday 29 April to Monday 6th May...

Monday 29th - Thursday 2nd May
8am - 8pm

Friday 3rd May 8am - 5pm

May Bank Holiday Weekend
Closed Saturday 4th May
Closed Monday 6th May 

Tuesday 7th May 8am - 8pm

Closed Sundays

The Library will be a Silent Study Zone from Monday 29th April until the exams end.

For full details of opening hours, events and exhibitions see:
  LIBRARY HOURS


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Library Hours for Easter Monday 15th April - Monday 29th April 2019...

Monday 15th  - Thursday 18th April    09:15 - 17:00

Friday 19th April - Monday 22nd April - Closed for Easter

Tuesday 23rd April - Friday 26th April    09:15 - 17:00

Saturday 27th April Closed

Sundays Closed

Re-open  8am - 8pm Monday 29th April

For full details of opening hours, events and exhibitions see:

Library staff wish everyone a very Happy Easter


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Find Articles - Without Using Google.

Looking for articles? Find quality academic information, from a variety of sources, using FindIt on the library homepage.

Click below to view a snappy video guide to accessing the finest academic research, not just from the library's subscriptions, and without using Google.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1a_mjzU0fxg

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ALCID Scheme - Access to Other Libraries.

The ALCID scheme allows access to participating libraries for full-time academics, academic-related staff and postgraduate researchers.

To obtain your ALCID card, please go to the ALCID 2019 app, fill out the form, and hand it in at the library desk. Make sure to have your current library card with you. We will do our best to have your application processed within 2 working days.

Please note that when visiting other libraries, you are subject to their regulations.

No borrowing or home reading is permitted with your ALCID card.

For a brief guide to participating academic libraries, please click here: http://www.dit.ie/library/a-z/alcid/


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