LIBRARY HOURS 8 December until 2 January...

Monday 8th - Saturday 13th December 
Monday - Thursday 8am - 8pm
Friday  - 8am - 5pm
Saturday 13th Dec Closed

Monday 15th - Tuesday 23rd December
Monday - Friday 9.15am - 5pm
Saturday 20th Dec Closed

Wednesday 24th December 2014 - 1st January 2015
Closed for Christmas Holiday

 Re open Friday 2nd January 2015 from 8am - 5pm
Saturday 3rd January 10am - 5pm

Library Staff wish all our users a  Happy Christmas and New Year
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Taylor & Francis Database - downtime on Tuesday 9th December 2014

There will be a scheduled release on the Taylor & Francis Online platform on:

Tuesday 9th December between 07:00 - 14:20 GMT.

During this time all articles will remain available to view or download as usual, where you would normally have access. However, some sections of the platform will be unavailable during this release. These are: My Account features, search, payment options and informational pages on Taylor & 'Francis Online.

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Exam Stress and Study Skills

With exams looming it is easy to let stress take over. Normal levels of stress can help you work, think faster and more effectively, and generally improve your performance.   However, if the anxiety you are experiencing feels overwhelming, your performance can be affected.   Being aware of what is causing the anxiety can help reduce its effects.
Anxiety can cause:
  • Patchy sleep and sleepless nights
  • Irritability or short temper
  • Butterflies in the stomach
  • Poor appetite or comfort eating
  • Tendency to drink more coffee and alcohol and to smoke more
You need to mind yourself, relax and revise.
Plan Your Revision
  • Set aside plenty of time for revision
  • Sort through your notes, essays and reports, and focus on the essential material
  • Think about questions you might expect to find in your exam.   Exam papers are available on the library website.
  • There are great books on study skills available in the library, e.g Stella Cottrell’s The Study Skills Handbook
Take Proper Breaks
  • Studying 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, will make you exhausted – burnt out even – long before the actual exam
  • Plan to have one day a week completely free from revision
  • Your brain needs energy and it also needs rest: get enough sleep and eat well.
Make some time for relaxation.
Some healthy ways to relax could include some of the following:
  • Go for a walk
  • Spend time in nature
  • Call a good friend
  • Sweat out tension with a good workout
  • Write in your diary
  • Take a long bath
  • Savour a warm cup of coffee or tea
  • Curl up with a good book
  • Listen to music
  • Watch a comedy
Find out what relaxation techniques work for you and include them in your daily routine.

Remember to make time for friends or family members that are supportive and positive. 

Library Ireland Week 2014

This week is Library Ireland Week, and this year’s theme is ‘Open for Business’. Here are some examples for events in local libraries which are open to all. For more details, or to check for events near you  please see:

State Assistance for Start-Ups

Date:Monday, 24 November 2014 - 6:30pm
County Library
Town Centre,
Dublin 24
County: Dublin Library type: Public
This is a seminar for those planning to set up a business. Monday 24th November from 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm. Learn all about the various state supports to help you set up and develop your business. Booking essential. To book telephone 01 4620073, email: or ask at the library desk.
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Starting and scaling a new business: the good, the bad and the ugly with Gary Hammond, Managing Director, iterate

Date:Monday, 24 November 2014 - 7:30pm
Ballyroan Library
Orchardstown Avenue,
Dublin 14

County: Dublin Library type: Public
Setting up a company with your eyes wide open, boundless optimism and a clean slate is a transformative experience. If you haven't done this before and you come from a background that isn't business orientated means you can't possibly appreciate what is ahead of you. This talk will explain how Gary developed his company and will be useful to anyone who is currently running a service based company or is thinking of doing so.

Read more
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The Library will open on Saturdays from 10am - 5pm starting on Saturday 22nd November 2014

Library Hours
Monday -Thursday 8am - 8pm
Friday - 8am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Closed on Sundays and Bank Holidays
For full details of library hours, exhibitions and events go to: Library Opening Hours 

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NEW! Journal of Digital & Social Media Marketing - Learn more...

The Library has a new subscription to the electronic journal -
Journal of Digital and Social Media Marketing

It is a peer reviewed professional journal for all those involved in the marketing of products or services using digital channels. It contains detailed descriptive articles, practice notes, reviews, case studies and opinions, which enable digital marketing professionals to share experiences, views and insight. It also provides a forum for research notes, studies and reports.

You can access this journal from the Databases A-Z on the library home page. It is listed under the letter M as it is published via Metapress..

Or you can go to Journals A_Z  and search directly for the journal title.

A Find IT search will also return results from this journal. Go to the Library Home Page

You will need your library PIN to access the full text of articles from Journal of Digital and Social Media Marketing.
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Marriage Equality Debate- Students Union/South Dublin County Council

The Marriage Equality Debate will be held on Monday 17th November 2014. With the Marriage Equality Referendum scheduled for Spring 2015, the student's union are working in conjunction with South Dublin County Council to host this debate. The Student's Union are hosting this debate in addition to a mock referendum on the 18th & 19th November to raise overall awareness in the South Dublin Area. The debate will be chaired by the Mayor of South Dublin County Council, Fintan Warfield.

The event will commence with a Tea/Coffee reception from 5.30pm followed by the debate at 6pm. There will then be an interval after the first two debates where there will be finger food and refreshments.

The first debate will be on the topic of  “Same-sex couples adoption” and will see two teams for & two teams against. From this, one team for & one team against will go forward to debate on the topic of “Marriage Equality”

R.S.V.Ps should be sent  to or later than Wednesday 12th November.

Trial of 300 journals from Ovid LWW- science, engineering, medicine ..

We have a free trial of the LWW Collection - online journals published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc. You have full text access to over 300 journals of this collection.

Main subjects:
  • Clinical Medicine
  • Behavioural & Social Sciences
  • Health Professions
  • Life & Biomedical Sciences
  • Life Sciences
  • Nursing
  • Physical Science & Engineering
The collection contains also journals of reputable societies for example American Heart Association, American Academy of Neurology and American College of Sports Medicine.

  • To access the trial click here (Library PIN required)
  • Check the box "your journals@ovid" if you want to search only journals to which we have full text access.  Click on select resources and enter your search terms.
  • If you select the Journals tab you will see a list of the journals available for the trial period.
  • Further information about searching

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Its Open Access Week! Find out more here...

International Open Access Week now in it's eight year, takes place from
20th -26th October 2014. 
Open Access information is the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research.
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, and to share what they've learned.

What does it mean for you?
 Did you know that PubMed, PLoS, SAGE Open, and Directory of Open Access Journals are some examples of open access databases?  For more examples go to Databases A-Z 
All are  searchable via the library's FIND IT search on the library home page

For more information on Open Access Week 2014 visit: Open Access Week

For examples of how others are advancing Open Access and taking action during The Week, click here if you'r a  RESEARCH FUNDER | RESEARCHER/FACULTY MEMBER | ADMINISTRATOR | PUBLISHERSTUDENT | LIBRARIAN

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How To Book A Library Group Study Room

Some time ago the library moved to an online booking system for group study rooms. As we have had some queries about this recently we thought we would remind you how to go about this. 

Below is a simple video which explains how to go about placing a booking through the library website:


Or simply follow these steps:
  • Click on the 'Book a room' link on the library website
  • Log in to the library server using:
    • Your name as it is on your library account
    • Your student number
    • Your self assigned PIN
  • This brings you to the booking screen.
  • Click on date you want to book for, then the time you want to book.
  • Scroll across using the scroll bar for all available times.
  • You are requested to only book one room session per day and a maximum of two per week.
  • Click Continue
  • Enter your details, Name, e-mail, Student number.
  • Click submit. 
  • If you have successfully made a booking, you will get an e-mail message telling you that you have booked, and the time and date. (E-mail address you used on the form above)
  • You must confirm your booking within 15 minutes.
If you need to cancel a booking at any time you can do so using the link in the confirmation email.

We hope this helps! 

Upstairs in Library closed 8am-10.30am tomorrow Wednesday 15 October

Electrical works are scheduled to be carried out upstairs in the library on Wednesday 15th October 2014. 
The upstairs area only of the library will be closed between 8am and 10.30am.
Downstairs will remain open from 8am.
We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

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Longer Opening Hours for Library from Monday 6th October....

From Monday 6th October the library will be open 8am to 8pm Monday -Thursday
 and from 8am to 5pm on Friday

Monday - Thursday  8am - 8pm
Friday  8am - 5pm 
Saturday and Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays Closed

For full details of library hours, events and exhibitions go to:
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October 2014 LibraryReads

October's LibraryReads Favorite is:

A Sudden Light: A Novel  by Garth Stein (Simon & Schuster)

"Garth Stein has given us a masterpiece. This beautiful story takes readers on a thrilling exploration of a family estate brimming with generations of riveting Riddell family ghosts and secrets. This is a true exploratory novel, taking readers through secret passageways, hidden rooms, and darkened corridors that engage all of the senses."

Whitney Gayle, James Blackstone Memorial Library, Branford, CT

To see the LibraryReads Top Ten visit

Man Booker Shortlist Revealed

Joshua Ferris, Richard Flanagan, Karen Joy Fowler, Howard Jacobson, Neel Mukherjee and Ali Smith have been announced as the shortlisted authors for the 2014 Man Booker Prize for Fiction.
Their names were revealed by chair of judges, AC Grayling, at a press conference at the headquarters of Man Group, a leading investment management firm and the prize’s sponsor since 2002.
The judges praised the ‘depth and range’ of the list, which includes writers from Britain, the United States and Australia.

The shortlist of six, taken from a longlist of 13, is:

Author (nationality)                     Title (imprint)
Joshua Ferris (US)                         To Rise Again at a Decent Hour (Viking)
Richard Flanagan (Australian)         The Narrow Road to the Deep North (Chatto & Windus)
Karen Joy Fowler (US)                  We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves (Serpent's Tail)
Howard Jacobson (British)             J (Jonathan Cape)
Neel Mukherjee (British)                The Lives of Others (Chatto & Windus)
Ali Smith (British)                           How to be Both (Hamish Hamilton)

- See more at:

RSC Journals Trial until 15th of December 2014

We are pleased to announce that we have a free trial of RSC Journals until the 15th of December 2014. These journals cover topics including biology, biophysics, chemical science, materials, medicinal drug discovery and physics.

Go to the Databases page on the library website to check out the trial.

If you have any comments, queries or feedback on this trial please contact the Jennifer Ball the Science Subject Librarian at

International Read an ebook Day 18 September..

Read an eBook Day is a celebration of modern storytelling. Be a part of the festivities by checking out an eBook from library,  sharing your reading stories,  entering to win prizes or just simply setting aside time to read. Celebrate with your fellow readers! 
Find out about what's happening at:  International Read an ebook Day 18th September

You can check what ebooks ITT Dublin Library has.
Go to: ITT Dublin Library ebooks & click onto ebook collection(EBSCOhost).
You will need to log in with your ITT Dublin Library log in details.

Don't forget to check your local public library for details of their ebook collection.  For example,  at South Dublin Libraries there are an ever increasing number of amazing titles to choose from different subject areas, both  fiction and non fiction.
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Library Hours Extended from Monday 15 September 2014...

Library Hours from Monday 15 September 2014

Monday - Thursday  9.15am - 7pm
Friday  9.15am - 5pm 
Saturday and Sunday Closed

For full details of library hours, events and exhibitions go to:
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Welcome to the Library!..

All registered students are given a library account and your student card acts as your library card. As a library member in good standing you get the following benefits:

  • Borrow items (DVD's, books, etc)
  • Use of the library as a study space
  • Use of pc's and printing facilities in the library
  • Access to online databases, tutorials, journals and services
  • Your own personal library account where you can check the due date of items on loan, renew loans, save searches
  • Access to past exam papers online
  • Subject / Research support with training on how to use the library

If you need help using the library,or have any problems with your library account, 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 onto the library website for access to these services

We look forward to seeing you in the library and wish you every success in your studies
The Library Team

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September 2014 Library Reads

Top ten books recently published that librarians love.
To see the full list go toTop ten Library Reads September 2014

On shelf in Lucan public library
Season of Storms
by Susanna Kearsley

(Sourcebooks Landmark)
“Once again, Kearsley introduces you to a cast of characters who will quickly hold a special place in your heart. Celia and Alex mirror lovers from decades past, sharing similar secrets and passions. Flashbacks are woven seamlessly into the storyline, and the strong family component is handled beautifully, with surprising twists and turns.”
Marianne Colton, Lockport Public Library, Lockport, NY 
On shelf in Dublin City Libraries
The Distance: A Thriller  
by Helen Giltrow


“Imagine a modern-day Robin Hood who deals not in money, but identity. Karla, the protagonist of The Distance, is a tech guru with a conscience, and the security of several nations’ dependent on her. This nuanced book kept me on the edge of my seat. I cannot wait until the next one comes out.”
Cathy Scheib, Indianapolis Public Library, Indianapolis, IN
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: 
And Other Lessons from the Crematoryby Caitlin Doughty (W. W. Norton & Company)
“Part memoir, part exposé of the death industry, and part instruction manual for aspiring morticians. First-time author Doughty has written an attention-grabbing book that is sure to start some provocative discussions. Fans of Mary Roach’s Stiff and anyone who enjoys an honest, well-written autobiography will appreciate this quirky story.”
Patty Falconer, Hampstead Public Library, Hampstead, NH
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The Library has extended its hours for the August 2014 exams.


 MONDAY - FRIDAY                      9.15am - 7pm


Closed Sundays

For full details of all library hours, exhibitions and events go to: Library Opening Hours

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Library Staff Book Club on TV3

On Tuesday the 29th of July TV3 aired a segment for the Bord Gais Energy Book Club. The book of choice was  Shelia O'Flanagan's "If You Were Me". The book club chosen to talk about the book were our very own Libra Book Club, composed of library staff from IT Tallaght. The segment was filmed here in the library. If you'd like to view it you can do so using TV3 Player.

The Dublin ‘Way To Go’ Hill Walk

The Dublin ‘Way To Go’ Hill Walk is a charity walking event in aid of CARI. The hill walk takes place on September 27th through the Dublin Mountains Way and is kindly supported by the Dublin Mountains Partnership. Participants can choose the ‘Short Walk’ from Shankill to Johnnie Fox’s (3 hours) or the ‘Long Walk’ from Tallaght to Johnnie Fox’s (7 hours). The route passes through a variety of terrain from urban parks to forest to open mountainside and is on a mixture of roads and forest and mountain tracks and trails.

All funds raised from the event will help children and families affected by child sexual abuse. By taking part you will make a positive difference in the life of a vulnerable child! We look forward to meeting you all on the day!

Library re-opening Monday 7 July! New carpet is here!..

The work is done! The new carpet is down and looking fresh and lovely.
So do come in and take a peak!
We're re-opening on Monday 7th July at 9.15am
Looking forward to seeing you all again.

9.15am - 5pm
Closed Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays. 

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

The photo below shows the work in progress

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NEW CARPET for the library!! LIBRARY closed 23 June - 7 July....

The library is closing for the above period to facilitate the laying of a new carpet. 
We hope to re-open on Monday 7th July at 9.15am. In case there is a delay with re-opening please keep informed by checking the opening hours on the library web site. We will also keep you updated on Facebook, Twitter (please follow us @LibraryITTDub  to receive updates), and Moodle.

Should you require assistance or information there will be staff available to answer phone and email queries between 9.15am and 5pm Monday - Friday.

You can still return your books at the Book Return Box outside the library entrance and access all our online resources.

Thank you for your patience while we carry out this work.

Important information re library Summer hours!..

The Library is closed for refurbishment from 23rd June. 
Re-opening on Monday 7th July 2014

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

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The Library is open throughout the Summer!

MONDAY - FRIDAY      :      09:15 - 17:00

Closed Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays

Don't forget you can renew your books online at Renew my loans

For full details of  library opening hours, exhibitions and events go to:
 Library Hours, Exhibitions and Events

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Library Reads June 2014

The June 2014 LibraryReads list is now available. The list comprises of the top ten fiction books of the month as voted for by librarians. So have a look and get an early start on your summer reading list! From Victorian era romance to sci-fi/fantasy short stories, there is something here for everyone to enjoy. 

Top of the list is Emma Healey's "Elizabeth is Missing": 

"Maude sinks into a confusing world in this gripping psychological mystery written in the voice of an aging woman with Alzheimer's. She can't remember what she's doing or where she is, but she is obsessed with one thought--her good friend Elizabeth is missing. Book groups will enjoy this satisfying and entertaining read!"

Mary Campanelli, Columbus Metropolitan Library, Columbus, OH 

Library silent zone from Monday 12th May until end of examinations...

From Monday 12th May until the end of the exams all areas of the library with the exception of the group study area on the mezzanine will be SILENT study space until exams have finished.

Please respect the rights of others to concentrate and study while in the library. We appreciate your co-operation in this and wish you every success in your exams.
The Library Team

 From Monday 12th to Saturday 24th May 2014 
Monday - Friday 8am - 8pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm

Please note we are open until 8pm on Friday 16th and 23rd May

For full details of  library opening hours go to:
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