Library Christmas Hours December/ January Exams


Monday 23rd  December 9.15am to 3.30pm

Tuesday 24th December 2019 -  Wednesday 1st  January 2020
Closed for Christmas Holiday

 Re open Thursday 2nd January 2020 at 8am

Thursday 2nd Jan -Tuesday 14th January

Monday - Friday
8am - 8pm

Friday late nights 3rd and 10th January 8am - 8pm
(No desk service after 5pm on Fridays)

Saturday 4th and 11th January 
10am - 5pm
Closed Sundays

To view a summary of items you have on loan, and how many renewals remain, check your library account HERE

Search for exam papers HERE

Log in with your TU Dublin - Tallaght Campus network ID and password.

From Thursday 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 Hours Saturday 14th to Monday 23rd December 2019

The Library is not open on Saturday 14th December 2019

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

Saturday 21st December  Closed
Sunday Closed

Monday 23rd December
9.15am - 3.30pm

Tuesday 24th December 2019 - Wednesday 1st  January 2020
Closed for Christmas Holiday

Re-open Thursday 2nd January 8am - 8pm

For all library hours and exhibitions and events go to:
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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New Database Trial for Students doing Research! SAGE Research Methods Videos-until 31st Dec

Try out SAGE Research Methods Video Collection! The Collection includes hundreds of videos of tutorials, interviews, case studies, and mini-documentaries made with experts from leading research institutions. All aspects of the research process, and hundreds of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods are covered.
Through these videos students can find extra help and support to guide them through every step of their research project.
Hurry!  Trial ends 31st December 2019

Access SAGE Research Methods Videos  HERE  while on Campus.

Email the library with  feedback about SAGE Research Methods Videos

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Business Students and Lecturers! New trial of 20 Business & Management Journals now available to search.

TU Dublin Libraries are pleased to announce a new trial of 20 Business and Management Journals published by Henry Stewart Publications. The trial ends on 31st January 2020.

The journals include Peer-Reviewed Vocational Articles, Case Studies and Applied Research in the following subjects:
Marketing and Digital,
Banking and Finance,
Management and Real Estate
Cyber Security

Access to the trial is On Campus only.

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Library closing early at 7pm tonight Wednesday 27th November 2019

Due to unforseen circumstances the library will close at the earlier time of 7pm tonight Wednesday 27th November 2019.
We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

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

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TU Dublin - Tallaght Campus Library open on Saturdays from 16th November 2019 10am - 5pm

The library at TU Dublin - Tallaght will commence Saturday opening from 10am - 5pm

 on the following Saturdays from 16th November 2019:

November:   Saturday  16th,  23rd,  30th 
December:    Saturday  7th
January:       Saturday  4th,  11th

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

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Two exciting new trials starting today! The New York Times Online and The New York Times inEducation.

The New York Times newspaper online - trial until 16th January 2020
Find today's breaking news, top stories, latest headlines, multimedia, reviews & opinion on Washington, business, sports, movies, travel, books, jobs, education, world news and politics.
Browse The New York Times now!
On-campus access only

The New York Times inEDUCATION - trial until 16th January 2020
Select an area of study to start exploring.
Browse The New York Times inEDUCATION now!
On-campus access only

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Reading Week - Library Open Normal Hours from 8am


Tuesday 29th October  - Thursday 31st  October       8am - 8pm
Friday 1st November       8am - 5pm

Saturday 2nd November  - Closed
For full details of library opening hours, exhibitions and events go to:
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International Open Access Week 21 - 27 Oct 2019

Open Access Week 2019 a global event now entering its tenth 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.

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.

Arrow is the institutional repository for the Technological University Dublin.
It is managed by TU Dublin Library Services. The objective of the repository is to provide authors with a platform to showcase, disseminate and preserve their research. All material is full-text and is made available free of charge in compliance with the TU Dublin Official Publications Policy. In accordance with the open access policies of publishers’ a version of the material is made available. ‌For instance, many publishers will not permit the posting of the published version of an article but will permit the uploading of the accepted manuscript. This takes the article out from behind publishers’ paywalls and makes it available to those who do not have a subscription to the particular journal concerned. Arrow is also a member of the Digital Commons Network, a network of over 400 universities repositories whose content is available free and which has a graphical interface enabling users to search by subject. 

Browse the TU Dublin Open Access Collections

For more information on Internation Open Access Week 2019 see:

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TU Dublin Short Story Competition - The Shortlist Has Landed!

We are delighted to announce the shortlist for the 2019 TU Dublin Short Story Competition!

This year, we received 226 completed entries from 28 countries.

The 3 prize-winning stories - chosen by author June Caldwell - will be announced on the 10th of October at the Civic Theatre, Tallaght as part of the Red Line Book Festival.

Details and booking at:

The ten shortlisted entries are:

JL Bogenschneider - 'Neglected Pet Attains Wife, Mother'

Joanna Walsh - 'Spirits'

Lynn Buckle - 'Idle Woman of the Grand Canal'

Maeve O'Lynn - 'You Can See That She Is Crying'

Jane Purdon - 'The First Impression'

Eamon McGuinness - 'You'll Do Nothin''

Liam Hogan - 'From Two to Infinity'

Jane Lavelle- 'Steam'

Andy Watson - 'Gestalt'

Martina Ryan - 'Urgent!'

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Extended Library Hours from Monday 30th September 2019...

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 see:
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New library booking system coming soon. Watch this space!

Dear Library User, 

A new library booking system is coming soon. 

This will allow you to book: 

Group Study Rooms [Students only] 

Research Consultations [Booking will be created and then approved by library staff to ensure their availability]

You'll also be able to view the library PC lab availability

Further details soon. 

Library closed Thursday 26th until 4pm.

Dear Library Users,

Due to essential maintenance to the main entrance of the library, we will be closed this Thursday the 26th until 4pm.

The library will then be open until 7pm.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

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Library Hours from Monday 9th to Friday 27th September...

9:15am - 7pm

FRIDAY  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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Library Hours from Monday 26 August - Sunday 8th September 2019

 From Monday 26th August - Sunday 8th September 2019
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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Monday 12th - Saturday 24th August 2019

Monday - Friday 9.15am - 7pm
(Library desk service until 5pm)
Books can be returned and borrowed at self-service machine.

Saturday 17th and 24th August 10am - 5pm
Closed Sunday

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.

For full details of library opening hours, exhibitions and events go to:
Library Hours
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LAST CHANCE to ENTER TU Dublin Short Story Competition 2019 - Closes 12 noon Monday 19 August 2019

TU Dublin - Tallaght Campus in association with the Red Line Book Festival and South Dublin County Council are pleased to announce the opening of the TU Dublin Short Story Competition. 

Entry is free.

The competition is run by TU Dublin - Tallaght Campus in conjunction with South Dublin Libraries and in association with the Red Line Book Festival.

This year's judge is June Caldwell. Her acclaimed short story collection Room Little Darker was published in 2017 by New Island and in 2018 by Head of Zeus. Her debut novel Little Town Moone is forthcoming with John Murray.

Entries should be submitted via the official online form only, between 14:00 (GMT) on July 5th 2019 until 12.00 GMT (Irish Time), on August 19th 2019.

Entries must be in short story format (a short work of fiction) between 1,500 and 2,000 words long, and should be completely the entrant's own work written in English (high standard), original, unpublished. There is no restriction on theme or style, however the planned 2019 anthology will be called Infinite Possibilities and we are looking for strong stories that (even loosely) reflect this title.

Falsification of information and/or identity, plagiarism, racial discrimination and bigotry will see entries disqualified.

The judges' decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into. No criticism or advice will be provided.

Contest Prizes:
1. First Prize:       €500
2. Second Prize:  €250
3. Third Prize:     €150

It is the intention of the organisers that the winning and shortlisted entries may be published in an anthology, or other format. Non-prize winning published entries will receive no remuneration. Previous years' anthologies are available on Amazon.

You must read the Rules, and Terms and Conditions and agree to these before you can submit your entry.

Queries before submission should only relate to the contest rules or if there are difficulties in submission. Queries should be sent via e-mail to

International entries are welcome.

Further information and the SUBMISSION FORM are available online here.

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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

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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
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
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.

If You were Me Sheila O’Flanagan

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...

The Temple of The Golden Pavilion by Yukio Mishima

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.

A Woman In Berlin

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

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.

Love and Summer by William Trevor

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

The Daughter of the Queen of Sheba by Jacki Leyden

‘“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

Some Kind of Fairy Tale by Graham Joyce

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...

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

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.

My Invented  country A Memoir by Isabel Allende

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

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

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

Amongst Women by John Mc Gahern

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.

The Naming of the Dead by Ian Rankin

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...

The Redeemer by Jo Nesbo

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

'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.

The Potter’s House

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.

Q & A by Vikas Swarup

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

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.