Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Get Ready for TP!

Students undertaking Teaching Practice in the coming month should familiarise themselves with our Junior Section.

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

Bring Your Own Books to the Library!

Are your favourite books collecting dust at home?
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.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Hugh Leonard Exhibition

To mark the recent passing of Hugh Leonard, author and playwright, we are displaying a collection of his works at the entrance to the main Library.

All display copies are there to be read or taken out so don't be shy!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Go Green!!!

We're asking our users to support St. Pat's 'Green College' initiative by being a bit more careful about your paper usage while in the Library.
  • THINK before you print
  • THINK before you photocopy

Database Trial

The Library has acquired trial access to Proquest's British Periodicals Databases. You will require a password to access this resource which can be obtained from our Information Desk.

This wonderful database contains digital reproductions of journals dating from the 17th century up to the 1930's and includes articles authored by Daniel Defoe, Charles Dickens and George Eliot, to name but a few.

The Collection is divided into Periodicals I (covering mainly literature, philosophy, history, science, the fine arts and the social sciences) and Periodicals II (covering literature, music, art, drama, archaeology and architecture).

Our trial access is available until March 16th.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Library Tours for New Postgrads

The Library would like to welcome our incoming students undertaking the Postgraduate Diploma in Education.

You will be assigned a time-slot over the next couple of weeks for a Library Tour, depending on what group you are in.

If you have any questions about the Library in the meantime please ask a member of Library staff for help, or take one of our Library Guides from beside the Information Desk.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Do You Know Your Library PIN?

Your Library PIN allows you to access your Library Account from on or off-campus so that you can:
  • check your current loans and when they are due back
  • renew books so they don't become overdue
  • reserve out-on-loan items so that they are held for you on their return
  • check your loan history for references
  • save searches or item records that you may use again
If you don't know your PIN, you can pick it up at our Issue Desk, and get a quick demonstration on how to access your account. Hop to it!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Library Closing Early

The Library is closing at 6pm this evening due to adverse weather conditions. Apologies for any inconvenience to our users.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Bring a Book!! Buy a Book!!

The Library is holding an event in the first week of March to support St. Michael's House "Bring a Book, Buy a Book" campaign.

We're asking you to bring an old book (or two!) into College and swop it for another donated book on our stalls outside the Library, at a cost of €2 per book.

All proceeds will go to St. Michael's House, one of the largest organisations in Ireland providing services to those with intellectual disability and their families.

So root out your old classics and do a good deed this March!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

John Updike Display

To mark the recent death of Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Updike we are currently displaying a collection of his writings at the entrance to the main Library.

While most well-known for his novels, in particular the 'Rabbit' quartet, Updike also wrote countless poems, articles, short stories, essays and criticisms. The New Yorker, for whom he wrote many of those articles, called him a "kaleidoscopically gifted writer".