Monday, December 15, 2008

Merry Christmas!

The Library staff wish a happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year to all staff and students of St. Pat's. May 2009 be good to you!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

24-Hour Loans Extension

From Monday, December 15th all of our 24-hour loan items (including DVDs) will be issued until Monday, January 12th.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Human Rights Day Exhibition

"All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights..."
Today is International Human Rights Day, 60 years to the day since the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. To mark the occasion, at the entrance to the main Library we have a display of the Declaration itself and a collection of our titles relating to some aspect of human rights. Our thanks to Brian Ruane for his help with the display.

Come up and have a look!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

2008 Theses Now Available

Final theses of our most recent graduates from the Masters and Doctorate programmes are now available on 3-hour loan in the Library.

You can browse our full theses holdings by subject on our website here.
They can also be searched for by author or title on the Catalogue - simply select 'SPD Theses' in the Collections drop-down box.

Christmas Opening Hours

The Library closes for Christmas at 5.30pm on Friday, December 19th. We re-open on Monday, January 5th at 9am for normal opening hours.

You can see our full opening hours on our website here.

Quiet Please!

As numbers increase in the Library in the lead-up to exams we remind all our users that talking is not permitted.

This is not for the benefit of Library staff but rather for that of your fellow Library users.

Thanks for your co-operation.

Friday, December 5, 2008

DVD Collection

You can now see our ever-expanding DVD collection listed alphabetically by title on our Website as well as through the Catalogue.

The discs are held behind the Issue Desk - simply make a note of the shelfmark of the one you want and give it to a member of staff.

Those watching DVDs on their laptops must use headphones when in the Library. Unfortunately popcorn is not permitted...

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Library Closed on December 8th

The Library will close on Monday December 8th for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. We will reopen for normal term-time hours on Tuesday December 9th.

See our full opening hours here.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Lost in Journal-land?

If the journal you're looking for isn't on our library shelves, there's a good chance it may still be available online.

Using SerialsSolutions, available to us through DCU Library website, you can quickly find out!
Simply enter the title of the journal you're looking for and click 'search'.

In the blink of an eye SerialsSolutions will cross-search all of our databases and give you direct links to where its available along with information on the online holdings.

The site can also be linked to from the journals A-Z page on our own Library website. Happy searching!


Bard of Erin: The Life of Thomas Moore by our very own Ronan Kelly continues to receive high praise and recognition in literary circles.

In the past week it has been included on both the Times Literary Supplement and Irish Times 2008 Books of the Year lists, selected by Paul Muldoon in the former and Barry McCrea in the latter.
McCrea describes the book as "unfailingly witty and captivating...[it] moves between an individual and his epoch, making Moore and his time feel both far away and very close."

Our congratulations to Ronan on his continued success!