LIBRARY HOURS from Saturday 19 December to January.....


Saturday 19 December CLOSED

Monday 21st and Tuesday 22nd December 
9.15am - 5pm

Wednesday 23rd December
 9.15am - 3.30pm

Thursday 24th December 2015 -  Sunday 3rd January 2016
Closed for Christmas Holiday

 Re open Monday 4th  January 2016
Monday 4th Jan - Friday 15th January
8am - 8pm

Friday late nights 8th and 15th January 8am - 8pm

Saturday 9th and 16th January 
10am - 5pm
From Monday 4th January until exams are over, all areas of the library with the exception of group study area off the the mezzanine, will be a SILENT ZONE
Library Staff wish all our users a  Happy Christmas and New Year and Good Luck in your exams.

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Unwrap Me For Christmas


Here in the library we have some nice book surprises wrapped up which you can borrow over Christmas.  On the back of each is a clue as to what is inside. 

What do you have to do to get one?

·       Come visit the library and have a look at our wrapped up surprises.
·       Pick the one that is most appealing to you.
·       Bring it to the helpful library elf at the desk along with your ID card and we will check it out to you.
·       Bring your package home, unwrap it and enjoy it.

·       Bring it back on time or renew it or there will be some angry library elves!

Posters and Presentations-useful material for you...

If you have to prepare a poster or present your research the library has some great books to help you.

These can be found in the library catalogue

Designing a poster tutorials:

NUI Galway, UCC and Trinity College have developed an excellent resource providing tips for poster presentation - please click here to view the tutorial.

Eposters - this article gives a good overview to electronic posters.

Other resources:

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Saturday opening hours from the 21st of November

The library will be opening on the following Saturdays to facilitate students coming up to exam time:

21st of November
28th of November
5th of December
12th of December 
9th of January
16th of January

We are open from 10am-5pm on each Saturday. 

Inventor of the Month competition - €250 prize vouchers each month. More..

Open to all students and staff.
The competition aims to promote, uncover and recognize innovation and creativity. 

For full details and how to enter go to: 

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Library Reads November Book list

LibraryReads has announced its top ten list for November. The list includes new titles from some well known authors including Isabel Allende, Hannah Rothschild and B.A Shapiro. For more info go to

Studying Marketing? ....

Read magazine in the library!
If you are studying marketing or doing a marketing module then the magazine "" is just for you!
This magazine is only in print  so you will need to come to the journal area of the library to read it.
You can find on the top shelf on the right behind the red sofa. 

"Read by Ireland's top marketing and media executives, online and digital companies, advertising agencies, PR practitioners, researchers, direct marketing and promotion firms, designers, event organisers and film and sound studios."
Search for more journals in the library both print and online at:
Journals A-Z

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Open Access Week October 19-25th

“Open Access” to information – the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results as you need – has the power to transform the way research and scientific inquiry are conducted. It has direct and widespread implications for academia, medicine, science, industry, and for society as a whole.

Open Access Week, a global event now entering its eighth year, 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 with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research.... 

For more information go to

Longer Library opening hours from Monday 5th Oct...

From Monday 5th October 

Monday - Thursday 08:00 - 20:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00
(Library desk service Monday - Friday starts at 10:00)

Saturday Closed
Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays Closed

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

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Library welcome & how to use our services.

Welcome to the 2015-2016 Academic Year. 

Details of how to use your library are below. 

You will find us at the heart of the campus - see the map at the end. 

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 (DVDs, 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, by e-mail ( or phone 01  4042203.

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.

Remember you don't even have to visit the library in person to use the library services, you can use all of the online services, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year - the online library is never closed. 

We look forward to seeing you in the library and wish you every success in your studies.

Find the library just inside the main institute building, off to the left, marked with the red circle on the map below.

The Library Team
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EBSCO Databases scheduled maintenance alert Friday 18 Sept..

Scheduled maintenance is due to take place on EBSCO databases including Business Source Complete and Academic Search Complete. There may be brief intermittent interruptions to service beginning Friday 18 September 2015 until Saturday 19 September 2015.

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LibraryReads for October

LibraryReads have announced their fiction selection for October. This month's favourite is "City On Fire" by Garth Risk Hallberg. Other recommended titles by Margaret Atwood, David Mitchell and many more. To check out this month's full list of titles go to LibraryReads.

Library Hours from Mon 24 August...

MONDAY - FRIDAY     :     9.15am - 5pm
SATURDAY                         Closed
Sunday and Bank Holidays Closed

For full details of opening times, exhibitions and events go to:
Library Opening Hours
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Royal Society of Chemistry trial of Analytical Science Collection...

The Royal Society of Chemistry Analytical Science Collection consists of four journals and one literature alerting service.
A trial of these journals runs until 31 December 2015.
To access please click on the name of the journal from the list below or go to Databases A-Z on the library website.
You will need to log in using your library PIN.

Analyst - analytical and bioanalytical research, reporting fundamental discoveries and inventions and their applications. Covers research from analytical chemistry; bioanalytical science; biomedical science; biotechnology; detection science; pharmacy; physics; materials science; and engineering.

Analytical Abstracts - Analytical content from over 100 journals from 1980 to latest update. Updated weekly.

Analytical Methods - Research detailing early applied demonstrations of new analytical methods. Includes pharmaceutical and applied industrial analysis; forensic analysis; environmental and food analysis.

Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts - links the chemical, physical and materials sciences relating to energy conversion and storage, alternative fuel technologies and environmental science.
Topics include solar energy conversion and photovoltaics; fuel cells; hydrogen storage and (bio) hydrogen production; materials for energy systems; carbon capture and storage, and more...

Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry - fundamentals in elemental analysis and isotope ratio determinations within all fields of application.

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The Library has extended its hours for the August 2015 exams.


 MONDAY - FRIDAY                      9.15am - 7pm
 Desk service until 5pm

SATURDAY 15 and 22 AUG - 5pm

Closed Sunday
For full details of all library hours, exhibitions and events go to:
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ScienceDirect maintenance alert for Saturday August 1..

Scheduled Service interruption for ScienceDirect on August 1.
We would like to give you advance notice of an interruption of service for Elsevier platforms and solutions including ScienceDirect due to scheduled maintenance.
On Saturday, August 1, access to ScienceDirect will be unavailable due to a scheduled maintenance for approximately 4.5 hours starting at 10:00 PM
A message will display warning users of this scheduled downtime, and during downtime, there will be a message informing users of the temporary unavailability of service.
To stay up to date with any developments follow the individual Twitter accounts for the products.
Thank you for your patience.
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Maintenance on library computers Thursday 23 July. See available times...

The Computer Lab Room upstairs in the library and the computers on the Mezzanine will undergo maintenance on Thursday 23rd July.
The times below are approximate.

9.15am - 2pm:     
Computer Lab Room Closed
Mezzanine computers Open 

2pm - 5pm:
Computer Lab Room Open
Mezzanine computers Closed 

We apologize for any inconvenience caused.
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Red Line Book Festival Poetry Competition

The Red Line Book Festival poetry competition is now open for submissions! Some great cash prizes to be won.

For more information go to

International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award

"Harvest by British author Jim Crace is the winner of the 2015 International IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award.

The Award is organised by Dublin City Council and at €100,000 is the world’s largest prize for a single novel published in English. Uniquely, the IMPAC DUBLIN receives its nominations from public libraries in cities around the globe and recognises both writers and translators. The winner was announced at a ceremony in Dublin’s Mansion House today.

Jim Crace was born in Hertfordshire and grew up in North London. He is the author of ten previous novels, including Quarantine which was shortlisted for the award in 1999.

The winning novel was chosen from a total of 142 titles, nominated by libraries in 114 cities in 39 countries.  It was first published in the UK by Picador. The shortlist of ten novels, as chosen by an international panel of judges, included novels from five continents. Jim Crace is the fourth British author to win the prize in its 20 year history.

“Harvest is a story that explores some of our greatest fears, those of change and difference” said Margaret Hayes, Dublin City Librarian. “Jim Crace, our 20th winner, joins a unique creative collective whose stories will continue to cast a spell over readers for many years to come.”

For the full story go to

Emerald Database Maintenance scheduled for Tuesday 9 June...

Upcoming maintenance on Emerald’s research platform, Emerald Insight, is scheduled to take place on Tuesday 9 June 2015 for 15 minutes, between a maintenance window of 08:00 - 20:00 GMT.

During this 12 hour maintenance window, Emerald Insight may become unavailable for up to 15 minutes. If you should access the website during this time you will receive a ‘connection timeout’, or similar message, within your browser.

Emerald will be placed into “read-only” mode, making the following functionality unavailable for the duration of the upgrade:
•Activating access tokens
•Adding publications as favourites
•Alert subscriptions
•Any changes to 'My Account' and 'Institutional Account'

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Library Summer Opening Hours 2015...

The Library is open throughout the Summer!
From Monday 25th May 2015

09.15 - 17:00

Closed Saturdays, Sundays, and Bank Holiday Mondays

You can renew your books online at Renew my loans

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

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XTRA Library Friday Opening Hours for EXAMS!....

 The library opens until 8pm on Friday 15th May and 22nd May
Library Desk Service available until 5pm on Fridays
Library Hours
(Monday 11 May - Saturday 23 May)
Monday - Friday 8am - 8pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Closed Sunday
For details of library hours, exhibitions and events go to:

Library Hours
Library Staff wish everyone Good Luck with their exams.
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Library is silent zone from Monday 11 May until end of examinations...

From Monday 11th May 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

From Monday 11 May to Saturday 23 May 2015

MONDAY - FRIDAY 8am - 8pm
SATURDAY 10am - 5pm
Closed Sunday
Please note we are open until 8pm on Friday 15th and 22nd May
For full details of library hours, exhibitions and events, go to:
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Undergraduate Awards--Visit stand in foyer today...

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Find out more about the Undergraduates Awards progamme on Friday 1st May in the main foyer at IT Tallaght between 11am and 2pm

Come along and have a look and a chat with the UA Team at their stand in the foyer.

About Undergraduate Awards
The Prize

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