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

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

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Library open 9.15 to 5pm from Monday 19 to Friday 23 January.
Saturday 24 January closed.

 You can renew borrowed items online RENEW
For full details of opening hours, events and exhibitions go to:
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EXAMS! - LIBRARY HOURS are here...

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

Monday 5th January - Saturday 17th January
 Monday - Friday 8am - 8pm

Saturday 3rd, 10th, and 17th January  - 10am - 5pm
Please note we are open until 8pm on Friday 9th and 16th January.

Library Staff wish everyone Good Luck with their exams.
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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.

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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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