Friday, May 29, 2009


Well done to all our students who have completed their Summer exams. We wish you the very best of luck for your results!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Summer Hours

Next week will be our last week of term-time hours, with Thursday June 4th being our last day of opening until 10pm.

The following week we revert to our vacation hours of Monday - Friday, 10am - 5pm (closed from 1pm - 2pm for lunch).

Monday, May 25, 2009

A Little Less Conversation...

Please show consideration for your fellow students during exam time by staying quiet while in the Library and keeping your mobile turned off.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Ádh Mór!

The staff of the Library wish all our students taking exams over the next couple of weeks the very best of luck. Please ask us for help if you're having trouble with anything in the Library - that's what we're here for!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

New DVDs!

Our DVD Collection has some great new additions including RTE's acclaimed Beckett on Film. Other recently added titles are:
  • 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
  • Tosca
  • Tristan & Isolde
For a full list of all our titles check here.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Opening Hours

During study week from Monday to Thursday the Library is open for normal term-time hours (9am-10pm).

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

Book of the Month

Our choice among the new additions to our shelves this month is An Atlas for Celtic Studies by John T. Koch, a ground-breaking publication on the Celts in Europe.

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.

Are You Bagging it Yet?

Our St. Pat's Library bags are flying out the door since they went on sale last week. If you haven't got one yet they're for sale in the Library for €2 each. Stay hip and get one now!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Lost Your Marbles?

Every year many items, from USB keys to items of clothing are left behind or misplaced in and around the Library.

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

24 Hr Loans

From tomorrow evening, Thursday, May 14th all items from our 24-hour loan section (including DVDs) will be issued until after students return from study leave on Monday, May 25th.

Quiet Please...

In the lead-up to the summer exams we ask all staff and students to make a special effort to refrain from talking while in the Library.

This is not for the benefit of Library staff but rather to show respect for your fellow Library users during this busy time.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Bí Cúramach!

We ask all our users to be vigilant while in the Library and not to leave your belongings unattended, in particular valuable items such as laptops.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Extra Opening Hours

The Library will be opening later than usual on the following days to facilitate students during exams:

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

Photographic Exhibition

At the entrance to the Library we are currently displaying a selection of photographs from Irish Life and Lore, compiled by Maurice & Jane O'Keeffe who since 1990 have been recording and documenting local Irish history.

To find out more about Irish Life and Lore visit their website.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Get in Tune with Naxos!

The Library now offers full access to Naxos Music Library.

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!

Bag it UP!!!

We have gorgeous new eco-friendly bags on sale for €2 in the Library, each displaying the College logo and a choice of slogans:
  • I survived Teaching Practice!
  • Dar an Leabhar!
  • Libraries are for Life, not just for Exams!

Get them while they last!