Monday 16th - Friday 20th December: 9.15am - 5pm

Saturday 21st December CLOSED

Monday 23rd December 9.15am - 11.45am when we close for the Christmas Holidays.

Re - open Thursday 2nd January 2014

Library Staff wish all our users a very Happy Christmas and New Year!

Thursday 2nd January 8am - 8pm
Friday 3rd January 8am - 5pm
Saturday 4th January 10am - 5pm

From Monday 6th January - Saturday 18th January
Monday - Friday 8am - 8pm

Saturday 4th, 11th & 18th January 10am - 5pm
Please note we are open until 8pm  on Friday 10th and 17th January 

For full details of  library opening hours go to:

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Library Reads- for holiday reading or Christmas present ideas

The December 2013 LibraryReads list is now available. Chose some reading for your Christmas holidays or use the list as inspiration for Christmas presents for friends and family. With themes ranging from mysterious disappearances to Werewolf romances to historical fiction there is something here for everyone to enjoy.

USP-NF Online (US Pharmacopeia) 2013 now available!

The current edition of the US Pharmacopeia is now available online at the Library ITT Dublin.
To access it click on the link below: You will need your library PIN to log on.

Once you log on, be sure to access the User's Manual by clicking on the "Help" link on the introductory screen.
The manual provides helpful tips on how to use USP–NF Online.

The United States Pharmacopeia and The National Formulary (USP-NF) is a book of public pharmacopeial standards.
It contains standards for (chemical and biological drug substances, dosage forms, and compounded preparations) excipients, medical devices, and dietary supplements.
USP-NF is a combination of two compendia, the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) and the National Formulary (NF)

Please be aware that there is a maximum of one user at any one time so if it is busy then try again later.

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Banned Books Exhibition - Library Ireland Week event

 Library Ireland Week 2013 is in full swing this week and here in ITT Dublin library we have an exhibition of banned/censored books.  All the books have been banned/censored in various different countries at different times for various reasons.  They are available here in the library to be borrowed and some are available online so you can make up your own mind about their censorship.

Our Banned Book posters are on view at the main entrance.

Be a reading revolutionary – Read BANNED Books!

Check out our collection of ebooks from EBSCO

CThe eBook Collection from EBSCOhost provides access to ITT Dublin Library’s collection of electronic books on the subjects of E-Commerce, Management, and Leadership, Social media, Computer Science, and Engineering & Technology. You can access these e-books using an array of portable devices such as laptops, Sony digital readers, NOOK, and COOL-ER. Access the ebooks 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You will need your library PIN to log on to the ebooks database.

Go to:

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Movie Nights @ Tallaght Library Oct-Dec 2013

Tallaght Public Library Movie Club are presenting a series of talks about different aspects of the movies from October - December 2013. A Movie of the Month will be shown to tie in with the talks.

Talks are by Dr. Eric Egan lecturer in film courses in Ireland and England, and Alicia Mc Givern Head of Education at the Irish Film Institute.

For dates and full details of the talks, and movies to be shown, see:

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Lenus Irish Health Repository included into RIAN web-based OA portal

It has been announced that LENUS has been included as a participating repository in RIAN, the national open access portal which collates the research output of ten higher education repositories in Ireland.

Since its establishment by the HSE’s Regional Library and Information Service in 2009, Lenus has championed and promoted the dissemination of health service research and its availability in RIAN is a major development in Irish open access publishing.

RIAN is a web-based Open Access portal that harvests and displays the content of the repositories of the seven universities and the DIT in Ireland.

This is a very welcome development and a great achievement as Lenus is one of the first non university repositories to be included in the RIAN Portal.

For more information see ; ;

Library Computer Lab closed Wed 23 Oct from 8am to 5pm

The computer room(open access lab) upstairs in the library will be closed on Wednesday 23rd October 2013 from 8am - 5pm. This is due to a training workshop. The lab will re-open from 5pm until 8pm.
The pc's on the mezzanine are not affected.

photo of computer room at ITT Dublin Library

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International Open Access 21-23 Oct 2013

International Open Access Week now in it's sixth year, takes place from

21st -23rd October 2013. 
The aim of the week is to promote Open Access as a new norm in scholarship and research.
A global event, it is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of open access, to share what they've learned, and to help to promote free, immediate, unrestricted online access to information. 

For more information visit:

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ITT Tutorials awarded Site of the Month in USA

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September 2013 Site of the Month
"How To" Online Information Literacy Tutorials
Author: Philip Russell, Deputy Librarian
Interviewee: Philip Russell

ITT Dublin "How To" Online Information Literacy Tutorials have been awarded the Site of the Month for September 2013 by PRIMO (a repository for online learning materials in the USA.
The tutorials feature a series of tutorials on various topics, including conducting research, plagiarism prevention, citation, conducting a literature review and the writing process. Each tutorial features embedded quizzes and is available on Moodle and on the library website.

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Top Ten Books Published this Month

Check out Library Reads to view a list of the top ten books published this month, including Amy Tan's "The Valley of Amazement" and more...

Still exhibition - on view in the library for October 2013

We are delighted to host the photographic exhibition “Still” by our very own Paul Butler, which beautifully visualises passages from the writing of McGahern and evocates his time and places.  This will be on view in the institute foyer and library for the month of October. This will be of interest to those in photography, Leitrim and John McGahern fans.

Paul will also be about on the evening of the 15th October to speak on the exhibition during the Red Line Book Club event here in the institute.

Extended Library Hours for October 2013

Library Opening Hours

Monday - Thursday
08:00 - 20:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00
Closed Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays

Library desk service starts at 10am when a member of the library staff will be available to answer your queries in person and to issue library laptops.
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Intellectual Property Management Training Seminar Wed 13th Nov

 Institute Researchers (including Supervisors and Mentors) & Postgraduate students are invitied to an on-campus Intellectual Property Management training seminar on Wed 13 November 2013, to be delivered by foremost expert in the field, Dr. John P. Mc Manus, Intellectual Property Specialist, Deepwater Training.

Go to to view the programme or book the event.

Please note registration does not guarantee a place due to the limited capacity. Your place will be confirmed two weeks prior to the workshop. If the event is oversubscribed, you may be offered
a place at a future seminar to be arranged at a later date. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

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View 87,000 e-books from ebrary! All subjects.

30 day trial of Academic Complete, the e-book database from ebrary!
Spans all subject areas.

From 24th September we have a 30 day trial of Academic Complete, an e-book database with over 87,000 titles from renowned publishers, and with powerful research technology including dedicated iOS and Android™ apps.
Trial ends 24th October 2013.
Access this trial on and off campus now!

You will need your library PIN to access Academic Complete.
If you have forgotten your PIN click here

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Red Line Book Festival 15-20 October 2013 - booking now open

Booking for this year's Red Line Book Festival which will take place from October 15th - 20th 2013 is now open. There is a fantastic line-up for this year's festival including our own Paul Butler and Eamon Maher.
We are proud to be partners of this fantastic festival. Follow the festival on Facebook or Twitter.

What the library can do for you!

All students are automatically given a library account.  
As a library member in good standing you get the following benefits:
·        Borrow items (books, DVD's etc)
  • ·        Use of the library as a study space
    • Book group strudy rooms
  • ·        Use of pc's & printing facilities in the library
  • ·        Library correspondence to your e-mail address
  • ·        Access to online databases, tutorials, journals and services
  • ·        Your own personal library account where you can check the due date for items on loan, renew loans, save searches
  • ·        Access to exam papers online
  • ·        Subject / Research support, with training on how to use the library
  • ·        Check library opening hours

If you have any problems with your library account, or need help using the library, please feel free to contact the library.

Please note that your library account needs to be up to date, with no overdue items or penalty points for you to be able to log on to the library web site for access to these services.

Over the next few weeks things will be changing with the library website, as we move to a new design.  Please let us know if this causes any issues for you.

We look forward to seeing you in the library
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Find IT 2.0 search interface launched

Over the summer the Find IT! Search interface was improved. 

See the details of the improvements on the image below. The new interface integrates into the library web site or is available at . Please contact the library if you have any issues with the new search interface.

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Looking for something to read? How about Memoir by John McGahern?

How about Memoir by John McGahern?
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Library staff and LIBRA book club are currently reading "Memoir" in preparation for Red Line Book Festival  which is happening in October, so plenty of time to check it out.
Having read this or other titles by McGahern you are most welcome to join us on the mezz Tuesday 15th October to discuss over a cuppa and while here check out STILL photographic exhibition inspired by the writings of John McGahern.

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TedX-Tallaght - Tickets Now on Sale.

Tickets are on sale now via The Civic Theatre.  

#TEDxTallaght. TEDxTallaght on Facebook and @SDCCLibraries on the Tweet Machine. 

This years'speakers include: 

  • Gary Thompson
  • Gerry Duffy
  • Orlaith Carmody
  • Tara Wood
  • Rick Gannotta
  • Liam Ryan
  • Michael Bhaskar
  • Niall Harbison

TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. The event is called TEDxTallaght where x = independently organized TED event. At the TEDxTallaght event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, are self-organized.

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Facebook Apps to search the catalogue, and search exam papers now available on the Library's Facebook Page

The Facebook apps developed over the summer are now live on the Library's Facebook Page. There are two, one that embeds the catalogue search page, and one the embeds the exam paper search page. Both of these leverage our new responsive web design.

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We're still open....

Library remains open for the rest of August and into September 2013.
9.15am - 5pm
Closed Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays

But don't worry! We will be extending our hours from 16th September 2013.

You can check our opening hours on the library website


To meet your study needs the library has further extended it's opening hours to include Saturdays during the exam period.
Monday - Friday
9.15am - 7pm
Saturday 17th & 24th August
10am - 5pm
Check our opening hours on the library website

Good luck in your exams  from all the Library Staff

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Library Opening Hours August 2013

Library Closed Bank Holiday Monday 5th August.
From Tuesday 6th August the library is open
9.15am until the later time of 7pm Monday to Friday.
Saturday 17th & 24th August 10am - 5pm.
More updates to follow for hours around exam time.
Check opening hours on library website at:

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Did you know the library’s tutorials have been added to the PRIMO database in the USA?

The library’s online HOW TO tutorials: Research, Plagiarism, Referencing and Write a Literature Review,   have recently been accepted into the ALA/ACRL Instruction Section’s Peer-Reviewed Instructional Materials Online (PRIMO) project and added to the PRIMO database in the USA. 

The tutorials are hosted on the library's website and have been shared / reused as open educational resources (OERs) via the National Digital Learning Resources (NDLR). They are also being made available via JORUM in the UK, making them an internationally recognized resource! 

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We're excited to announce that Web of Knowledge v5.11 has been released.

Release Highlights

Did You Mean

Did You Mean spelling corrections are suggested for terms searched in the topic and title fields of all products.

Auto-Suggest for Publication Name

When searching by publication name, you will see an alphabetical list of suggested publication names to
complete your search.

EndNote online accounts now have 2 GB of storage space for your PDF attachments. Please note that EndNoteonline is now located at


ORCID now has an import wizard for ResearcherID –giving you expanded methods of exchanging publication data between your ResearcherID and ORCID accounts.

Open Access Journals

Web of Knowledge regularly expands the coverage of open access journals to provide you with the most
comprehensive search results.

Full release notes are available at view a recorded demo of the release features.

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Library Blog gets a make over!

The library blog has had a make over. It now looks different, with a 3 column layout and bookish theme. 
Additions to the blog include links to the most used library web site pages, a feedback form, and the ability to Search Find IT! for: online articles, books, e-books, e-journals, journals, patents, web sites, newspapers, company & country profiles, etc. 

We hope you like it and that you will feel like adding comments and suggestions to it 

so that we can continue to improve our services for you. 

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Library Website - Responsive Design under construction - testing on going

The library web site is currently under going the construction of a responsive design, which should make it easier for smart phone, ipad and tablet users to interact with it. In the meanwhile we ask for your patience during the testing period and request that you report any issues to the library's web team
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