Wednesday, December 16, 2009
We re-open on Monday, January 4 at 9am for full term-time hours (9am-10pm, Mon-Thurs). On Friday and Saturday of that week we are open for longer than normal:
Fri, Jan 8 : 9am - 10pm
Sat, Jan 9 : 10am - 5pm
For our monthly opening hours see our website.
If you want to give yourself a bit of breathing space please remember you can renew your books by accessing the Catalogue link on our Library website and doing the following:
- Click on 'My Account'
- Enter Your Student Number and Library PIN
- Highlight the titles you want renewed
- Click 'renew' and then 'confirm'
Simple as that! Well, almost. You'll be blocked from renewing if you have any overdue books or fines on your record, so just make sure your record is clear before you leave!
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
This definitive reference work is the product of a collaborative project between Cambridge University Press and the Royal Irish Academy, involving 700 contributors and spanning 9,000 lives.
The trial for the online version lasts until December 30 and can be accessed by clicking the links above or from the Trial Databases page on our website.
Monday, December 7, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
The resource is a full-text, fully-indexed electronic record of every debate and meeting of the Northern Ireland Government (CAB/4) 1921-72. It allows an incredibly detailed view of the day-to-day workings of the Stormont Cabinet during this turbulent era.
It is accessed from the links above or from the trial databases section of our website.
When you're in, just click on the 'start searching' link in the bottom right hand corner of the screen to access the search screen.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
All books will be sold for €2 each, so why not pop up next week and you might find a bargain or three!
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
This years longlist includes Irish nominations for The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry and Netherland by Joseph O'Neill. The shortlist is not announced until April 4th, so you've plenty of time to get cracking!
See the full longlist here.
Friday, October 23, 2009
SerialsSolutions pulls all journals held across all of our (as well as DCU and Mater Dei's) online databases and organises them into a handy A-Z so you can quickly find if a particular journal is available online, along with archive details and a direct link to it.
The database enables searching of:
- All NLI manuscripts catalogued up to the 1980s
- Irish manuscripts in other libraries from the 1940s and 1970s
- Content from over 150 journals up to 1969
It contains over 180,000 catalogue records for Irish manuscripts and articles. The records provide excellent bibliographic detail and info on how to access the item in the NLI or elsewhere. The records are fully indexed, allowing the user to search and navigate by subject also.It's still in development, so there will be changes and additions over the next few weeks. In time it will include links to all the pdf NLI manuscript collection lists (such as the Redmond Papers, Sheehy-Skeffington Collection etc.) embedded within the records.
The official launch is due in November, but why not have peek at this beta version?
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
Come up, have a look and find out everthing you need to know about the Dragon Curve (right), the Sierpinski Sieve and the Koch snowflake!
Maurice O'Reilly, Head of Mathematics Department has lots of links on his Maths Week webpage here and has written his own article explaining the ideas behind Koch's snowflake.
Our thanks to Maurice for his help in selecting and supplying the items for the exhibition.
Friday, October 9, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
You can of course also check your full Library account details, as well as renew or reserve books from off-campus through the 'My Account' function on our Catalogue.
Simply enter your borrower number (i.e. your St. Pat's student number) and your 4-digit Library PIN (which you can obtain at the Library Issue Desk) and Bob's your Uncle.
Monday, October 5, 2009
I measc na leabhar seo tá claisicí, mar shampla Árda Wuthering (Emily Bronte) aistrithe ón mBéarla ag Seán ó Cíosáin; Ise (H.Rider Haggard) aistrithe ag Níall Ó Domhnaill; Mná Beaga (L.M. Alcott) aistrithe ag Nioclás Tóibín; Ivanhoe (Sir Walter Scott) aistrithe ag Seosamh Mac Grianna agus Filéad na Banríoghaine (Canon Sheehan) aistrithe ag Séamus Mac Gríanna nó "Máire".
Bhí taispeántas de na háistriúcháin seo sa Leabharlann i mbliana mar chuid de chúrsa a bhí ag micléinn sa 3ú bliain acadúil, cúrsa roghnach faoí stiúir Gearóidín Laighléis.
If there's a journal or book (or anything else within reason...) that you need for your research but can't find on our shelves, you may ask us to request it from another library on your behalf.
To do so, simply print and fill our ILL request form, sign it and hand it in at the Library Information desk. Unfortunately forms cannot be submitted online as we require a signature. Printed forms can also be obtained in the Library.
For more information check out the ILL section of our website.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
And this year's guide is in a new A5 size so it'll fit snugly in your schoolbag, handbag or manbag. What more do you want?
We have Library Induction Tours available for all newly registered students. These take less than 30 minutes and are a quick way of finding out all you need to know (for now!) to get the most out of the Library.
B.Ed.'s will be assigned a group and time so just need to turn up in their pre-appointed group. B.A.'s and international students can sign in whatever time suits best at the Library Information Desk.
If you're not sure where to sign in, or have a question about anything in the Library, just ask a member of Library Staff - we don't bite...
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
We ask that any time you consult a title from our journal shelves (old or new!), you do the following:
- tick & date the bookmark in the boxes provided (see picture)
- ...and that's it!
So tick and date the yellow bookmarks and help us keep a journal of our journals!
Friday, September 25, 2009
You can see more information and print off an application form from our website here. Alternatively you may contact Ben or Ronan at our Information Desk at 8842170 or email@example.com.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Over the summer our entire print journals collection has been indexed and added to this resource. This means that as well as providing you with a choice of links to the e-journal of any particular title, SerialsSolutions will now alert you if we hold the print version, as well a direct link to our Catalogue record giving our full holdings information.
SerialsSolutions can also be accessed via the link at the top of our Journals A-Z listing on our website.
So if you've a journal reference, simply enter your title into the title search and let SerialsSolutions do your dirty work for you!
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Update: The link has now been changed to go directly to the NCE Index page
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
The 1911 Census is one of only two censuses for which complete household record forms exist. The other is 1901 which the National Archives are currently digitising and which, when complete, will be made available in the same way.
The Census can be searched or browsed by townland/street and also by names of families or individuals. The records link directly to high quality images of the original forms and contextual material.
In the Library we also hold microfiche records of the following censuses: 1813, 1821, 1831, 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911. These are all held behind the Issue Desk and can be viewed and printed from on our Microform Reader/Printers.
For more information on any of this material please ask at our Information Desk.
Friday, August 28, 2009
There isn't enough space here (i.e. on the Internet) to begin to describe Evan and his weird and wonderful ways so we will simply wish him and his wife Penny all the very best in their retirement.
Evan is pictured here with illustrator P.J. Lynch at a Library event last year.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
Don't forget, if there is a journal you are looking for which isn't on our shelves, please check SerialsSolutions to see if it is available online through one of our databases.
Friday, July 31, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
If you've reserved an item that's out on loan you'll get an email to your College email account to let you know when it is ready for collection at the Issue Desk. Similarly if you have overdue books on your account you will get an email reminder to return the item and clear your account.
So check your St. Pat's email to get good news or bad from your College Library!
Friday, July 17, 2009
Thursday, July 9, 2009
The online version can be accessed from the journals section of our website, along with all the others!
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
If you have any problems with any of the links on our site please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. That way we'll root out any cul-de-sacs asap and help you on your way!
Thursday, July 2, 2009
We will have more information on our website soon but if you wish to find out more about this service you can contact our Ben or Ronan at our Information Desk at 8842170 or email@example.com.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
One other change - one of our current subscriptions, Journal of In-Service Education has changed title and is now called Professional Development in Education and is shelved accordingly.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
While most of the lectures are limited to students participating in the Seminar, each week contains one lecture open to the public held in the National Gallery of Ireland on Thursday at 7pm.
This year's theme is Apocalypse and Utopia and deals with:
"complex histories, present disturbances, and imagined futures...the rhetorics of progress and catastrophe, apocalypse and utopia, millenarianism and anti-millenarianism, in Irish culture from the early modern period to the twenty-first century."
The lectures open to the public are:
Elizabeth Butler Cullingford - Catholicism in Crisis: Representing the Abuse Scandals in Ireland and Irish-America (June 18)
Declan Kiberd - After Ireland: The Death of a National Literature? (June 25)
Paul Bové - Misprisions of Utopia—Messianism, Apocalypse, and Allegory (July 2)
Friday, June 12, 2009
The story is narrated by an unnamed young black father of three in an inter-racial marraige in Boston. We meet him on the eve of his thirty-fifth birthday, broke and living in the bedroom of a friend’s six-year-old child. He has four days to come up with the money necessary to keep his family together.
The judges said of the book that "tuned urgently to the way we live now, [it] is a novel brilliant in its scope and energy, and deeply moving in its human warmth."
The prize is the richest literary award in the world. Its nomination process is unique as nominations are made by selected libraries in capital and major cities throughout the world. For more information on the award and a list of the nominees visit http://www.impacdublinaward.ie/index.htm.
Thursday, June 11, 2009
This month sees the 70th anniversary of the death of W.B. Yeats. To mark the occasion the National Library of Ireland are presenting Summer's Wreath '09, a series of events throughout June celebrating his life and works.
All the events are free to attend (though it's advised to book early) and those involved in the readings, lectures and performances include Bob Geldof, Neil Jordan, Edna O'Brien and Roy Foster.
For a full listing of events click here. Their website also contains a wonderful online version of their acclaimed Yeats exhibition which is well worth a look - click here to see it.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
The title of the article is ‘Verification vanishing as data goes electronic’ and it discusses various issues for both Libraries and researchers relating to the use of the web as a source of information.
It is a follow up to a previous article written by a UCD student of sociology on May 7th about Wikipedia and the Internet.
Friday, May 29, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
- Alexander Nevsky
- Alistair Cooke
- The Battleship Potemkin
- La Boheme
- British Isles: A Natural History
- Brokeback Mountain
- Croí na Múinteoireachta
- The Glass Menagerie
- Un heros tres discret
- Information Age
- Inside I'm Dancing
- Ivan the Terrible
- Lancombe Lucien
- Living Rock
- Lords of Downtown
- The Nazis
- Nicholas & Alexandra
- No direction Home: Bob Dylan
- No logo: brands, globalization, resistance
- October 1917
- The Oscar Wilde Collection
- Pavee Lackeen
- Raging Planet
- Romeo & Juliet
- Salome: A selfmade hero
- Tristan & Isolde
Monday, May 18, 2009
On Friday and Saturday we open for longer than normal until 8:30pm and 5:00pm respectively, as we also do for the following week. See our extended opening hours here.
Friday, May 15, 2009
The book contains 64 large-format pages of maps of Europe (including impressive coverage of Ireland) with thousands of Celtic placenames, inscriptions and other mappable linguistic evidence. The maps are accompanied by scholarship on the archaeology and placenames of the different regions including explanatory text, theoretical discussion, map details, bibliography, and index.
It is an attempt to move away from the usual presentation of the Celts in narrative form and to allow space for individual interpretations of linguistic and cultural sources.
An essential work for anyone studying the Celts, and a fascinating read for all, it can be found in our Main Lending Collection at 936.4/KOC.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Anything that we find or that is handed in to us is held in our Lost Property, so if you think the last place you saw your lucky gloves was in or around the Library please ask at the Issue Desk in case we have them.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Friday, May 22 ------ 9:00am - 8:30pm
Saturday, May 23 -- 10:00am - 5:00pm
Friday, May 29 ------ 9:00am - 8:30pm
Saturday, May 30 -- 10:00am - 5:00pm
Friday, May 8, 2009
To find out more about Irish Life and Lore visit their website.
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
This resource streams over 350,000 tracks, all fully indexed and searchable by composer, artist, period, year of composition, instrument or genre.
Staff can also avail of the instuctor login which allows you to create and edit playlists for students.
For more information on this facility contact the Library.
Bop to it!
Friday, April 24, 2009
While displaying a selection of his work ranging from his days as a student artist through to his various commissioned works and children's publications, PJ explained how his paintings evolve and progress from early drafts through to the final work.
He detailed the research he undertakes for book illustrations and spoke at length about his work on his most recent publication Lincoln and his Boys and the various aspects of Lincoln's life that informed his paintings. At the end he took questions from the floor before coming up to the Library along with the other attendees for a small reception and some book signing!
Our huge thanks to PJ for giving his time and sharing his work and expertise so generously, it made for captivating listening. Thanks also to everyone who came along on the night, both from the College and further afield. PJ thanks you all too on his own blog here!
Thursday, April 23, 2009
This helps ensure that the site displays consistently across different browsers and that it is compatible with assistive technologies. It also provides one of the most reliable guarantees that future Web platforms will handle it as it is currently designed.
There is more information on W3C validation available here.
Friday, April 17, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
The event takes place in E201 on April 23 at 6.30pm.
If you would like to attend please R.S.V.P. by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
Thanks to all who contributed to a great day, most of all the children!
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Many thanks to Liz Dunphy for her help in selecting the resources.
Monday, March 16, 2009
"In a good play every speech should be as fully flavoured as a nut or apple"March 24th this year is the centenary of the death of one of our most celebrated playwrights, John Millington Synge. To mark the occasion we are displaying a collection of his works at the entrance to the Library.
J.M. Synge, 1871-1909.
Feel free to check out any of the display items yourself, we'll dig out a replacement!
This year's event is taking place next Tuesday morning, March 24 and the lucky boys and girls are from Scoil an tSeachtar Laoch in Ballymun. We await their visit and the ensuing mayhem with glee!
All staff and students are more than welcome to spectate...
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
We will give more details closer to the date, but keep your diaries free for April 23!
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
For staff of St. Patrick's College we provide Turnitin, a web-based program allowing you or your students to submit a document and obtain an 'originality report'. It gives feedback on referenced sources and details as to where further referencing is required.
If you'd like to know more about turnitin and how you can start using it, please contact Liam O'Dwyer in the Library @ 8842175.
Bualadh bos mór to all of you!
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
The sale will last until Friday 6th March. Roll up!
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
There are three bays of children's titles, including Large Books and CD-Roms containing material specifically designed for use in the classroom.
These are all searchable on the Catalogue by selecting 'SPD Junior' in the Collections drop-down box. In addition, our full collection of CD-Roms for TP can be viewed on our website.
Monday, February 23, 2009
Have you got a secret classic you'd like to share?
Why not free up your shelves and bring them (the books, not the shelves...) into the Library this week?
We'll give you one voucher per book donated. The voucher will allow you to buy another donated book for €2 in our Book Sale, being held next week (March 4th-6th) .
All proceeds of the Book Sale are going to St. Michael's House, which provides vital services to those with intellectual disability and their families.