Wednesday, September 30, 2009

New Library Guides

Hot off the press 2009/10 Library Guides are now available to collect from beside the Information Desk.

They've got all the ins and outs and dos and don'ts of the Library in a couple of pages, whether you're a nervous fresher or just a forgetful postgrad.

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?

Calling All First Years...

A big Library fáilte roimh to all of our new first years and international students.

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

Attention Journal-Users!

Those of you who consult any print journals in the Library this year will notice a yellow bookmark attached to the cover.

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!
This is to help us gauge usage rates of our various titles, to ensure that you, our users get the most out of our journals collection.

So tick and date the yellow bookmarks and help us keep a journal of our journals!

Friday, September 25, 2009

ISBN Service

The Library now offers an ISBN (International Standard Book Number) service to staff or researchers who have titles due to be published by the College.

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

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Term Opening Hours

We resume our full opening hours from next Monday, September 28. We are now offering full issue desk services from 9:00am each weekday morning. Click here to see our September opening times.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

SerialsSolutions : Now Even Better!

If you're a regular journal-user you should be aware of SerialsSolutions, a brilliant tool which allows you to find whether any particular journal is available to us by cross-searching all of our online databases in a matter of seconds.

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

Catalogue Access Restored

The Library Catalogue is now available again.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Catalogue Unavailable Sept 16

To allow for an essential server upgrade, the Library Catalogue will be unavailable next Wednesday, September 16.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

NCE Access Restored

The New Catholic Encyclopedia online is now available again from our website. Once you are in the Gale Cengage site simpy click on 'Religion' to see the direct link to this e-book.

Update: The link has now been changed to go directly to the NCE Index page

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

New Catholic Encyclopedia

Our e-book version of New Catholic Encyclopedia is temporarily inaccessible due to some changes being made by our providers Gale Cengage. We will update here when as soon as service is resumed.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Good News for Genealogists!

Those teaching or studying Geography and History in the College, (as well as any amateur genealogists among us) may be interested to know that the complete 1911 Census is now available and fully searchable online at the National Archives of Ireland website.

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.