Library Christmas Hours December/ January Exams....


Monday 17th - Thursday 20th December
9.15am - 5pm

FRIDAY 21st December 9.15am to 3.30pm

Saturday 22nd December 2018 -  Tuesday 1st  January 2019
Closed for Christmas Holiday

 Re open Wednesday 2nd January 2019 at 8am

Wednesday 2nd Jan - Friday 11th January
Monday - Friday
8am - 8pm

Friday late nights 4th and 11th January 8am - 8pm
(No desk service after 5pm on Fridays)

Saturday 5th and 12th January 
10am - 5pm

Closed Sundays
From Wednesday 2nd 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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Library is not open on Saturday 15th December 2018

The Library is not open on Saturday 15th December 2018

Monday 17th - Friday 21st December
9.15am -5pm

For all library hours and exhibitions and events go to:
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Taylor and Francis Online Database Maintenance Tuesday 4th December

Please be advised that there will be scheduled site maintenance on Taylor & Francis Online between 05:00 and 21:00 GMT on Tuesday 4th December 2018. 

Users will still be able to search, browse and read articles on Taylor & Francis Online, but users may experience some difficulties or delays with the site. 

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Saturday openings in Library from 17th November 2018

The Library opens on Saturdays from 10am - 5pm starting on Saturday 17th November 2018

Library Hours
Monday -Thursday 8am - 8pm
Friday - 8am - 5pm

Saturday 10am - 5pm
November 17th and 24th
December 1st and 8th
January 5th and 12th

Closed on Sundays and Bank Holidays

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

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Exam papers unavailable online from 9:30 - 12:30 tomorrow Thursday 22nd November

Due to essential systems upgrades the exam papers site will be unavailable between 9:30 and 12:30 tomorrow, Thursday November 22nd.
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Reading week - library open normal hours


Tuesday 30th October  - Thursday 1st  November       8am - 8pm
Friday 2nd November       8am - 5pm

Saturday 3rd November  - Closed
For full details of library opening hours, exhibitions and events go to:

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TWO Exciting Video Trials starting today! - Art Films and SAGE Videos

The library has arranged two three-month trials of video materials.

1.  Art Films – digital - trial until 31st December 2018
Artfilms offer more than 5000 films for arts education and arts practitioners
Masterclasses, documentaries, interviews, content that can entertain, educate and inform: Artfilms streams thousands of videos from top artists and producers.
Watch Art Films online  
Login with your IT Tallaght Network / Moodle ID

2.  SAGE Video - trial until 4th January 2019
SAGE Video showcases highly relevant educational videos across key social science disciplines. Each collection includes a breadth of video types to support diverse research and learning needs. All videos are fully citable with searchable transcripts, custom clip creation and embedding.

View the videos at:  SAGE Videos    
Login with your IT Tallaght Network / Moodle ID

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ITT Short Story Competition- Short List Announced

The short list has been announced for the ITT Short Story Competition as part of the Red Line Festival.
The winners will be announced at the award ceremony on October 11th at 6pm in the Civic Theatre.
You can book a ticket at the following link:

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Extended Library Hours from Monday 1st October 2018...

Monday - Thursday 8am - 8pm
(Desk service 10am - 8pm)

Friday 8am- 5pm
(Desk service 10am - 5pm)

Saturday and Sunday Closed

Bank Holiday Mondays Closed

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

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Library Hours from Monday 10th to Sunday 30th September

 9:15am - 7pm

9:15am - 5pm


Borrowing facilities available between 5pm-7pm
 by using the self-service machine

For full details of library opening hours, exhibitions and events go to:
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Downtime Alert for users of IEEE Xplore database 7.30pm-9.30pm for Friday 7th Sept 2018

Due to scheduled maintenance, users of IEEE Xplore Digital Library database may experience intermittent access issues from 7:30 PM - 9.30 PM on
Friday, 7th September 2018.
We anticipate that the site may be unavailable for a portion of this time.

Search IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Log in with your IT Tallaght network ID

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Library favourite Reads for September 2018

To see the full list go to:

Check your local library for the titles:  Irish Public Libraries

Announcing the
September 2018

LibraryReads list!

September's LibraryReads Favourite is:
The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
by Stuart Turton
(Sourcebooks Landmark)
“Imagine the movie Groundhog Day, except this time Aiden Bishop wakes up each day in a deteriorating manor house, as a different person, and must work out who he is and how he relates to everyone else at the party commemorating the long ago death of a child. If he can’t solve the murder that occurs at the party, he is doomed to continue the loop every eight days. A riveting page turner.”
Becky Bowen, Kenton County Public Library, Erlanger, KY
And now, the rest of the LibraryReads
September Top 10:
Josh and Hazel's Guide to Not Dating
by Christina Lauren
(Gallery Books)

“Hazel is the eccentric, exuberant friend who'll make you fall in love with her, and she's not interested in being 'dateable.' Josh is busy being a workaholic, trying to make a long distance relationship work, and not pursuing romance with anyone else. But when his sister’s best friend Hazel blows back into his life, he is powerless to resist her genuine joie de vivre. If you're looking for your next perfect read after The Kiss Quotient,look no further! A lovely slow burn.”

Elizabeth Gabriel, Milwaukee Public Library, Milwaukee, WI
by T. M. Logan
(St. Martin's Press)

“When Joe unwittingly discovers that his wife has been having an affair with her friend's husband, his life starts to unravel. It seems that her lover now wants Joe out of the picture. Follow the cat-and-mouse plot as it explodes with a shocking finish! Great fun for those readers who love a good psychological thriller.”

Paulette Brooks, Elm Grove Public Library, Elm Grove, WI
Night and Silence
by Seanan McGuire

“Toby is back in this latest installment of the October Daye series. Still reeling and recovering from the events of the last book, Toby and company are laying low. When her human daughter goes missing (again), Toby embarks on a twisty-turny race against time to find her. A solid entry and good choice for libraries with a strong demand for fantasy and urban fantasy.”

Mei-Ling Thomas, Rochester Hills Public Library, Rochester, MI
Daughter of a Daughter of a Queen
by Sarah Bird
(St. Martin's Press)

“A fascinating work of historical fiction about Cathay/Cathy Williams, a former slave turned Buffalo Soldier in post-Civil War America. Her raw and powerful story is sure to be popular with book clubs.”

Sarah Fetterman, Upper St. Clair Township Library,
Upper St. Clair, PA
Lake Success
A Novel
by Gary Shteyngart
(Random House)

"Shteyngart delivers another painfully funny novel about ambition, disappointment, and the darker side of the American dream. For fans of witty, offbeat, satirical humor." 

Jennifer Alexander, St. Louis County Public Library,
St. Louis, MO
The Dinner List
A Novel
by Rebecca Serle
(Flatiron Books)

"If you could have dinner with any five people, living or dead, who would they be? On her thirtieth birthday, Sabrina finds herself at dinner with her best friend, her ex-fiance, her long lost father, her college mentor and Audrey Hepburn, all with something to say to her. A charming combination of magical realism and romance." 

Tracy Babiasz, Chapel Hill Public Library, Chapel Hill, NC
A Novel
by Kate Atkinson
(Little, Brown and Company)      

"In WWII era London, Juliet Armstrong is working as an espionage monitor for MI5. Ten years later she suddenly finds herself targeted by dangerous individuals from her past. For fans of smart, witty, suspenseful, historical or spy fiction and authors like Tana French, Laurie R. King, and John Le Carre."

Janet Lockhart, Wake County Public Libraries, Cary, NC
When the Lights Go Out
by Mary Kubica
(Park Row Books)

"After her mother’s death, Jessie is trying is trying to rebuild her life. In her way is her debilitating insomnia and a secret that shakes the core of her identity. Psychological suspense with an unreliable narrator. This one’s for you Gone Girlfans." 

 Diane Gring, Chester County Library & District Center, Exton, PA
Hitting the Books
by Jenn McKinlay
(Berkley Prime Crime)

"McKinlay's Lindsay Norris is back for another adventure in Briar Creek. As a fellow librarian, I appreciate her spot on observations of the library world. An upbeat cozy mystery with great characters and strong sense of place. For fans of the Aurora Teagarden mysteries and the Isabel Dalhousie mysteries." 

Carly Budzynski, Salem Public Library, Salem, VA
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Library Hours from Monday 27th August to Sunday 9th September 2018

 From Monday 27th August - Sunday 9th September 2018

Out of  Term Hours

Monday - Friday 9.15am - 5pm

Saturday and Sunday Closed

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


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PROQUEST DATABASE DOWNTIME ALERT for Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th August 2018

Essential maintenance is taking place on Proquest platform, and is scheduled to take place on Saturday August 18th 2018 beginning at 16:00 GMT - lasting for up to 5 hours and Sunday August 19th 2018 03.00 GMT- lasting up to eight hours.

During the maintenance window, the following products will be temporarily unavailable.

Books products: Saturday, August 18 at 5pm., Maintenance will conclude within 5 hours. Ebook Central

All other products: Sunday, August 19 at 3 a.m., Maintenance will conclude within 8 hours.

Research databases
ProQuest platform (
ProQuest Congressional (
ProQuest Dialog (
Chadwyck-Healey databases (U.S. customers only)
eLibrary (all editions)
ProQuest Digital Microfilm
ProQuest Obituaries
ProQuest Research Companion
SIRS (all editions)
Ancestry Library Edition
Digital Sanborn Maps
ProQuest/UMI ETD Administrator

Reference management/Research support tools

Bibliographic and catalog enrichment resources
Books in Print
LibraryThing for Libraries
Resources for College Libraries
ProQuest Syndetic Solutions
Self-Published Author

Ex-Libris-Workflow Solutions
Intota Assessment
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Last Chance to enter! ITT Short Story Competition 1st Prize €500. DEADLINE 12 NOON (GMT) Irish time, MONDAY 13th AUGUST 2018.

The ITT Short Story Competition is run in association with the Red Line Book Festival and in conjunction with South Dublin County Council.

It is free to enter.
Entries now being accepted up to 12 Noon (GMT) Irish Time, on Monday 13th August 2018

Contest prizes:

1st Prize    €500

2nd Prize  €250

3rd Prize   €150

International entries are welcome.
Further information and the submission form are now available online at:

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Library open Saturday 11th and 18th August 2018 10am - 5pm...

Library opens on the following Saturdays 10am - 5pm



Closed Saturday 25th August

Monday 13th - Friday 24th August 9.15am - 7pm

The library is a silent study zone from
 Monday 13th - Friday 24th August
For full details of library hours, events and exhibitions see:
Library Hours
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Tuesday 7th - Friday 24th August 2016

Monday - Friday 9.15am - 7pm

Library desk service until 5pm

Saturday 11th and 18th August 10am - 5pm

Closed Saturday 25th August

Closed Sunday
For full details of library opening hours, exhibitions and events go to:
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Library favourite Reads for August 2018

To see the full list go to:

Check your local library for the titles:  Irish Public Libraries

Announcing the
August 2018

LibraryReads list!

August's LibraryReads Favourite is:
by Christina Dalcher
"In the future world depicted in Vox, women are limited to speaking 100 words per day. Readers will want to shout every word in their heads, hoard every book in their libraries, and second guess the words of every person in their lives. A captivating, timely book that explores women’s rights in a fast-paced, compelling story."
Jennifer Gaenzle, Fort Fairfield Public Library, Fort Fairfield, ME 
And now, the rest of the LibraryReads
August Top 10:
Our House
by Louise Candlish

"Full of secrets and surprises, Our House poses the question, “How well do you know the person you live with?” An attempt to co-habitate for the sake of the children leaves divorced mom Fiona alone and out in the cold. Readers will have a hard time putting down this twisty domestic suspense novel. Even after the last page is turned, the characters will linger." 

Annette Herbst, Columbia County Rural Library,
Dayton, WA
by Susanna Kearsley
(Sourcebooks Landmark)

"A character-driven story with a nice surprise twist, this gothic-style fiction, set in 1759 Long Island, will not disappoint Kearsley’s many fans. Readers who enjoy good doses of romance, history, and magic will be pleased."

Julie Raynor, High Point Public Library, High Point, NC
Good Luck with That
by Kristan Higgins

"Emerson, Georgia, and Marley met as teens at a "fat camp." When one of them dies young, the others are forced to confront their own struggles with self-esteem and acceptance. With equal measures of humor and heartbreak, this book sparks questions about society’s idea of the perfect size and explores how body image can have far-reaching effects."

Claudia Silk, Fairfield Public Library, Fairfield, CT
The Masterpiece
A Novel
by Fiona Davis

"Disparate decades of New York City are capably brought to life through two strong and resourceful female characters in Davis’s latest work. At the center is the Grand Central Terminal, which served as an art school in the 1920s, is threatened with demolition in the 1970s, and connects the threads of Clara Darden’s and Virginia Clay’s lives. Well researched and captivating."

Kelly Baroletti, Wantagh Public Library, Wantagh, NY
The Other Woman
A Novel
by Sandie Jones
(Minotaur Books)

"Emily thinks she's found the man of her dreams in Adam. But when she meets Pammie, the woman she hopes will be her future mother-in-law, things take a sinister turn. Fast-paced, gripping, and ultimately satisfying."

Jenny Moore, Hillsboro Public Library, Hillsboro, OR 
Rust & Stardust
A Novel
by T. Greenwood
(St. Martin's Press)

"Disturbing crime fiction based on real events that inspired Nabokov’s Lolita. In 1948, fifth grade Sally Horner is kidnapped by a man pretending to be a police officer." 

Ninoshka Aviles, Osceola Library, Osceola, FL
Four Funerals and Maybe a Wedding
by Rhys Bowen
(Berkley Prime Crime)      

"The 12th book in the Royal Spyness mystery series finds our heroine, Georgie, juggling all manner of details as she prepares for her upcoming marriage to Darcy. A fun, breezy mystery." 

Cori Dodds, Derby Public Library, Derby, KS
Meet Me at the Museum
A Novel
by Anne Youngson
(Flatiron Books)

"A touching epistolary novel about an English farmer’s wife and a museum curator who may be in for an unexpected second act."  

Marilyn Sieb, L.D. Fargo Public Library, Lake Mills, WI
A River of Stars
A Novel
by Vanessa Hua
(Ballantine Books)

"A Chinese woman makes her way to America with her unborn daughter, determined to make a life for them both. For readers who enjoy modern immigration stories like Behold the Dreamers andLittle Fires Everywhere."

Abby Johnson, New Albany-Floyd County Public Library, New Albany, IN

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