Friday, July 29, 2011

August Bank Holiday

Please note that the Library is closed from Saturday to Monday inclusive this weekend due to the bank holiday. We reopen on Tuesday, Aug 2 at 10am.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

E-books are 200!

We now have over 200 e-books in our collection. With one or two exceptions, all of these titles are also held in print format in the Library. This way, if the 'real' book is out on loan or you can't make it to the Library on time you know you can access the content in an online format. So no excuses!

Our e-books are viewed through your web-browser and can be found on our Catalogue in the same way you search for print items. To see a list of all titles available in this format just click on the 'SPD E-books' icon on the Catalogue home page. Staff can also put links directly to e-books within their Moodle topics.

If you haven't accessed on of our e-books before the online tutorials page on our website has a couple of videos to get you started, like the one below. Or if you'd like a run-through in person or have any questions such as how to link to them via Moodle, just contact Síol, our information and research skills service:

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Eneclann Display

We currently have a selection of Eneclann digital publications on display at the entrance to the main library. These titles are in CD-ROM format and contain digitised versions of various 18th, 19th and early 20th century works.

Titles available include:

  • 1798 Rebellion, Claimants and Surrenders
  • Pigot's Commercial Dictionary
  • Slater's Commercial Directory
  • Thom's Almanac & Directory
  • The Dublin Almanac
  • Confederation of Kilkenny
  • Census Reports of Co. Dublin and Ireland
  • and lots more...
Print editions of many of these titles are also in the Library and all of the CD-Rom versions are available to borrow as main lending items.