Friday, July 31, 2009

Bank Holiday

The Library will be closed on Monday, August 2nd for the bank holiday. We re-open at 10am on Tuesday, August 3rd.

Friday, July 24, 2009

We've Got Mail

In line with the Green College initiative in St. Patrick's, we're pleased to say our notifications for reservations and overdues are now sent to students by email.

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

Summer Reading!

Don’t forget to drop by the library for your summer reads. We have the complete shortlists for recent Booker and Impac prizes; both A Fraction of the Whole by Steve Toltz and The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz have impressed staff-members. Or get something set where you’re headed – perhaps The New York Trilogy or even, if you're so inclined, Down and Out in Paris and London… And there is always that long-meant-to-get-to classic – Dickens, Tolstoy, Woolf…

Thursday, July 9, 2009

New Music Journal

We've another new music journal title this month, Ethnomusicology Forum, the journal of the British Forum for Ethnomusicology. You can find the latest issue on our journal shelves now and it is also available online in full-text format going back to 1997.

The online version can be accessed from the journals section of our website, along with all the others!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Help Keep our Website Linked-up!

Our website has a huge number of external links to online journals and databases. Occasionally some of these resources find a new hosting site and our old link may become a dead-end.

If you have any problems with any of the links on our site please let us know by emailing That way we'll root out any cul-de-sacs asap and help you on your way!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

ISBNs Are Us!

College-issued ISBNs (International Standard Book Numbers) are now available from the Library for any staff or reseachers with forthcoming publications. This only applies to books published by the College, not by other publishers.

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