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Guide for External Members

Introduction

The prime responsibility of the ITT Dublin library is to provide library and information services for the benefit of Institute staff and students. However it is important to offer a service to external users.

Eligibility

  • Graduates of ITT Dublin (Alumni)
  • Graduates of other third level Institutes and colleges
  • Persons engaged in scholarly research
  • All other members of the public
  • All those eligible to join the library may join as an external reader or an external borrower
  • DIT and ITB students and staff

External reader

As an external reader you may access the library facilities but are not entitled to borrow material. The library may be used for study and research purposes, and all material may be viewed within the library building. Please note that under the terms of our user licenses with publishers, some electronic resources are not available to external readers.

Fees

  • Individual €10
  • ITT Graduate €5
  • Students of other 3rd level institutes €10
  • Concessionary (OAPs etc.) €5
  • DIT and ITB students and staff - no charge

External borrower

As an external borrower you may access the library facilities and are entitled to borrow 2 items of library materials for 3 weeks. The library may be used for study and research purposes, and all material may be viewed within the library building.

Please note that under the terms of our user licenses with publishers, some electronic resources are not available to external readers.

Fees

  • Individual €40
  • ITT Graduate €25
  • Students of other 3rd level institutes €30
  • Concessionary (OAPs etc.) €25

Information for External Borrowers

General Information

  • Library regulations- Please familiarise yourself with the Library Regulations
  • Each external borrower is entitled to borrow 2 items in total from the general collection, DVD and official publications collections.
  • Books may be borrowed for 3 weeks and may be renewed twice. DVDs may be borrowed for 3 days and renewed twice.
  • Material may be renewed at the library desk or by telephone.
  • Items are issued to you by staff at the library desk or by using the self-service machine.

How do I know what’s available?

Information on library holdings may be obtained via the library on-line catalogue.

Check what books, journals, DVDs, student projects etc. that are held in the library, whether it’s available and where it is shelved.

You may search by keyword, author, title or subject. Further assistance can be obtained by contacting the library by phone, email, or in person.

What do I have access to?

You have access to books from the General Collection, which is the main body of library stock. Material from the Short Loan, Reference, and Journal collections are also accessible at any time but cannot be borrowed.

Journals - The library has a collection of more than 200 print journals.
Many back issues to journals are kept in storage. If you wish to consult a back issue from the journal store please fill out a journal retrieval form at the library desk.

Wifi access

External users can apply to be set up with wifi access when in the Library. It takes about two weeks after they hand in the application. Contact the library

Study facilities in the library

  • General Study areas
  • Silent Study area
  • Group Study area
  • Journal reading area

DVD viewing

There is a DVD player which may be used for viewing any of the library collection.

Inter-library loans

External users are not permitted to request inter-library loans.

Electronic resources

Under the terms of our user licenses with publishers, some electronic resources are not available to external readers. There are a number of general and subject-based resources on the library website which are freely available. To view freely available online resources visit the following pages:/

How to apply

Please come to the library desk for application forms or print out an application form.

All applications must be verified before membership will be granted.
Proof of identity and proof of address are required

An ID card will be issued to you upon payment of the appropriate fee and when a completed application form has been processed.

Please note that membership can be withdrawn at the discretion of the Institute Librarian and that the Institute reserves the right to refuse admission to the library.

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