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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September 2014 Library Reads

Top ten books recently published that librarians love.
To see the full list go toTop ten Library Reads September 2014

On shelf in Lucan public library
Season of Storms
by Susanna Kearsley

(Sourcebooks Landmark)
“Once again, Kearsley introduces you to a cast of characters who will quickly hold a special place in your heart. Celia and Alex mirror lovers from decades past, sharing similar secrets and passions. Flashbacks are woven seamlessly into the storyline, and the strong family component is handled beautifully, with surprising twists and turns.”
Marianne Colton, Lockport Public Library, Lockport, NY 
On shelf in Dublin City Libraries
The Distance: A Thriller  
by Helen Giltrow


“Imagine a modern-day Robin Hood who deals not in money, but identity. Karla, the protagonist of The Distance, is a tech guru with a conscience, and the security of several nations’ dependent on her. This nuanced book kept me on the edge of my seat. I cannot wait until the next one comes out.”
Cathy Scheib, Indianapolis Public Library, Indianapolis, IN
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: 
And Other Lessons from the Crematoryby Caitlin Doughty (W. W. Norton & Company)
“Part memoir, part exposé of the death industry, and part instruction manual for aspiring morticians. First-time author Doughty has written an attention-grabbing book that is sure to start some provocative discussions. Fans of Mary Roach’s Stiff and anyone who enjoys an honest, well-written autobiography will appreciate this quirky story.”
Patty Falconer, Hampstead Public Library, Hampstead, NH
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The Library has extended its hours for the August 2014 exams.


 MONDAY - FRIDAY                      9.15am - 7pm


Closed Sundays

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

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Library Staff Book Club on TV3

On Tuesday the 29th of July TV3 aired a segment for the Bord Gais Energy Book Club. The book of choice was  Shelia O'Flanagan's "If You Were Me". The book club chosen to talk about the book were our very own Libra Book Club, composed of library staff from IT Tallaght. The segment was filmed here in the library. If you'd like to view it you can do so using TV3 Player.

The Dublin ‘Way To Go’ Hill Walk

The Dublin ‘Way To Go’ Hill Walk is a charity walking event in aid of CARI. The hill walk takes place on September 27th through the Dublin Mountains Way and is kindly supported by the Dublin Mountains Partnership. Participants can choose the ‘Short Walk’ from Shankill to Johnnie Fox’s (3 hours) or the ‘Long Walk’ from Tallaght to Johnnie Fox’s (7 hours). The route passes through a variety of terrain from urban parks to forest to open mountainside and is on a mixture of roads and forest and mountain tracks and trails.

All funds raised from the event will help children and families affected by child sexual abuse. By taking part you will make a positive difference in the life of a vulnerable child! We look forward to meeting you all on the day!

Library re-opening Monday 7 July! New carpet is here!..

The work is done! The new carpet is down and looking fresh and lovely.
So do come in and take a peak!
We're re-opening on Monday 7th July at 9.15am
Looking forward to seeing you all again.

9.15am - 5pm
Closed Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays. 

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

The photo below shows the work in progress

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NEW CARPET for the library!! LIBRARY closed 23 June - 7 July....

The library is closing for the above period to facilitate the laying of a new carpet. 
We hope to re-open on Monday 7th July at 9.15am. In case there is a delay with re-opening please keep informed by checking the opening hours on the library web site. We will also keep you updated on Facebook, Twitter (please follow us @LibraryITTDub  to receive updates), and Moodle.

Should you require assistance or information there will be staff available to answer phone and email queries between 9.15am and 5pm Monday - Friday.

You can still return your books at the Book Return Box outside the library entrance and access all our online resources.

Thank you for your patience while we carry out this work.