Friday, April 24, 2009

PJ Lynch Event

Our UNESCO World Book Day event was held last night in E208, where illustrator PJ Lynch gave a wonderfully illuminating talk on his craft and a fascinating insight into the life of an artist.

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

Our Website Gets a Cert...

You may have noticed the icons to the right appear on our Library Website recently. They denote that our site is now fully XHTML and CSS compliant with W3C guidelines.

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

Opening Hours

The Library resumes normal term-time opening hours from Monday, April 20.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Seamus Heaney Exhibition

To mark the 70th birthday of Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney, we are currently displaying a collection of books and articles written by or about him on display at the Library.

All items can be taken out on loan at the issue desk.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

P.J. Lynch Event on April 23rd

To celebrate UNESCO World Book Day, the Library is delighted is invite all staff and students of St. Patrick's College to a talk by renowned illustrator P.J. Lynch.

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

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Take a Short Loan on Vacation!

From tomorrow evening (Thursday), books from our Short Loan collection will be issued over the Easter break until Monday, April 20th.

Get Your Teeth into our Theses...

Did you know our full range of theses held in the Library can be viewed on our website? They are divided by course title and then arranged by author. Have a look!

All our theses are held behind the issue desk but are available on 3hr loan.

Easter Opening Hours

The Library is closed from Thursday, April 9th - Tuesday, April 14th inclusive. For our full Easter opening hours click here.