Thursday, 29 May 2014

Summer Services at Aungier Street Library: Bringing the Library to You

Aungier Street Library will open from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday throughout the summer months.
We have put together a package of Summer Services aimed at bringing the library straight to you. These services will continue until term-time opening hours resume on 15th September. The services include:
  • Book Postal Scheme: Use the library catalogue to identify what books you need and we will send them to your home address. For further information or to send us a list of the books you need, contact the Ask a Librarian service.
  • Book Return Bin: This is located just outside of the library door. The Aungier Street building is open from 8.00am to 9.00pm until mid-June and then 8.00am to 6.00pm over the summer. If it suits, simply drop in your books in the “Blue Bin” and we will look after things from there.
  • Ask a Librarian 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. 
  • The Online Library: DIT Library Services subscribes to a wide range of electronic journals, e-books and academic databases which can be accessed off-campus. Our Off-Campus Access guide explains the authentication methods used to access these resources. Some resources require you to use your Library PIN to authenticate. 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 01-402 3068.
  • ALCID Cards and Letters of Introduction: If you are a Masters or PhD student we can provide you with an ALCID card. This will enable you to use any or all of the university libraries in Dublin and nationwide for study and reference purposes. You can download the ALCID application form and bring or post the completed form to us to receive your ALCID card. We can also provide all students with letters of introduction to colleges across Ireland and the UK – particularly during the summer. To request a letter of introduction contact the library at 01-402 3068 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 are members of the scheme, with the exception of Trinity College Dublin. Further details of the scheme are available on the SCONUL Access website, or ring the Library at 01-402 3068.