Thursday, December 22, 2011

Library Closing Today

The library is closing at 12.00pm today for Christmas and will reopen on Tuesday the 3rd January at 9.30am.

See you all in 2012!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Electronic Books

Remember you don’t have to be in the library to consult books – you can read books from our Ebrary collection of e-books – there are 70,000 to choose from.

It is possible to read an e-book 24 hours a day, every day of the year, from the comfort of your own home if you have your library PIN and the Internet.

To start browsing this collection today go to:

Friday, December 16, 2011

Happy Christmas

As lectures are finished today; library staff would like to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas & All the Best for the New Year.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

New Online Resources

The library is pleased to announce access to EBSCO's Academic Search Complete & Business Source Complete following the recent announcement that funding is continuing for the IOT’s through the IReL initiative. We previously had access to the premier versions of these resources, but have been upgraded to both Complete versions of Academic Search & Business Source for 2012.

Academic Search Complete is the world's most valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi disciplinary full text database. Featuring thousands of full text journals, this scholarly collection offers unmatched coverage of information spanning a broad range of important areas of academic study including: anthropology, astronomy, biology, chemistry, civil engineering, engineering, ethnic & multi cultural studies, geology, law, materials science, mathematics, music, pharmaceutical sciences, physics, psychology, religion & theology, veterinary science, women's studies, zoology, and many other fields.

Business Source Complete is the world’s definitive scholarly business databases, providing the leading collection of bibliographic and full text content covering all disciplines of business. Business Source Complete contains far more active, peer-reviewed, business related journals than any other database currently available. As part of the comprehensive coverage offered by this database, indexing and abstracts for the most important scholarly business journals, trade publications and top management journals dating back as far as 1886 are included.

For more information see:

To access these resources go and choose an individual resource; or use the library's search engine Summon to search these resources and more resources from one search box.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Noise in the Library

As the library is very crowded at the moment in the run up to exams, noise levels, and mobile phones are becoming a huge problem. The library staff are continuously getting complaints from fellow students about the noise in the library.

Despite the best efforts of the library staff and library porters, students are continually ignoring our requests by using mobiles, talking in groups and generally disregarding consideration for other students who are studying.

Please respect the rules and regulations of the library and show consideration for all users of the library at all times.

If students wish to study together, they can book a study room for that purpose, otherwise the open floor is for individual, quiet study only.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Short Loan Books Now Held Behind the Issue Desk

Short Loan books are now held behind the issue desk at the Dublin Rd. campus

Books that are in high demand can only be borrowed for 24 hours - these books have a green '1 Day Loan' sticker on the spine of the book.

These items cannot be renewed - items that are returned late incure a fine of 20c per hour or part thereof.

Short loan books were previously shelved with the general collection but have recently been changed to behind the issue desk - Please come to the desk if you wish to borrow a Short Loan book.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

British Standards Online

The Library recently downgraded our BSI subscription (due to budgetary restrictions) from a 15 to a 10 module package. We were able to select the modules with highest popularity here in the Institute but we are required to inform all patrons that standards from the following modules, which are no longer subscribed, must be deleted and destroyed.

As per the terms and conditions of your BSOL agreement, any documents
in any format from outside of your 10 chosen modules MUST be destroyed.

The modules we no longer have access to are:
  • GBM14 - Manufacturing Engineering
  • GBM17 Electrical Engineering in General
  • GBM27 Road Vehicle Engineering
  • GBM05 Science and Health Care
  • GBM35 Textiles, Leather and Clothing

If you have British Standards from the above modules in paper or electronic format, our BSI licence agreement requires that you remove, delete and/or destroy them. A copy of our British Standards Online (BSOL) licence is available from myself on request.

We appreciate your co-operation on this matter.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Christmas Borrowing

Any general library books issued on your account from Monday 12th December 2011 will not be due back to the library until Monday 9th January 2012.

Check out our Christmas opening hours

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

EndNote Web Info

Please note: Chrome does not support direct export using the 'Capture' button. Please use Firefox or Internet Explorer for this functionality.

Monday, December 5, 2011

EndNote Web Drop-in Sessions for December

Find out how to collect references quickly and easily from online sources (databases, library catalogues & web pages) and insert them into a Word document instantly using 'Cite While You Write'

The last training sessions for 2011 are:

Wednesday 7th December - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Thursday 8th December - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Monday 12th December - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Venue: Ground Floor Library IT Training Room