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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