Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Bringing the Library to YOU! Summer services from DIT Library, Aungier Street.

Aungier Street Library will open from 9.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday only over the summer months. We recognise that this will cause difficulty for students with dissertation or assignment deadlines who cannot visit the library during office hours. As a result we have put together a package of services, which will continue until September 4th aimed at bringing the library straight to you.

These include:

Book Postal Scheme: Register with our Book Postal Scheme, use the online library catalogue to identify what books you need and we will send them to your home address. For further information contact: Anne Ambrose at 01- 4023067.

Book Return Bin: This is located just outside of the library door. The Aungier Street building opens from 8.00am to 7.00pm. If it suits, simply drop in your books to the “Blue Bin” and we will look after things from there.

OnLine Reference Service: Need help with sourcing information for your dissertation? Want to know how to use a particular database or e-journal. Contact our Ask a Librarian service. Queries can often be answered straight away but you are guaranteed an answer by the next working day. Our aim is to assist you in any way we can.

Hard-copy Journal Articles: If the article you need is not available online but is in our hardcopy collection – we will make every effort to get it for you.

Electronic Resources: DIT Library Service now subscribes to over 30,000 electronic journals and to all of the leading academic databases. Set yourself up with an access PIN and this vast library is available to you from your home PC. Simply login to the library website to get started. Online guides are available for most databases. If you need assistance in getting set up or in using any of our electronic resources please contact us via the Ask a Librarian service or by ringing us at 01-4023068.

Inter Library Loans: If the items you need– books, journal articles, conference papers, reports - are not available in our collection, we can request them on interlibrary loan on your behalf. Requests should be sent to the InterLibrary Loans Dept., DIT Library, Aungier Street, Dublin 2. This is a fee based service and some books may only be read on the premises. Email or ring 01-4023068 for further details.

ALCID Cards and Letters of Introduction: If you are a post-graduate student studying at Masters level or higher, we can provide you with an ALCID card. This will enable you to use any or all of the university libraries in Dublin and nation wide for study and reference purposes. We can also provide undergraduate students with letters of introduction to colleges nationwide. For further details and an ALCID application form click HERE. To request a letter of introduction contact the library at 4023068 or email via Ask a Librarian.

SCONUL Access Scheme: DIT Staff and Research postgrads (i.e., MPhil and PhD students) can also avail of the SCONUL Access Scheme. This allows you to visit, study in, research and BORROW from 180 participating member libraries throughout Ireland and the UK. All Irish University libraries, with the exception of Trinity College Dublin, are members of the scheme .Application Forms for SCONUL Access cards are available at the Main Library Desk. Further details of the scheme are available on the SCONUL Access website, or ring the Library at 4023068.