Thursday 21 June 2018


We will be closed until 2pm on Friday the 29th of June.  We apologize for any inconvenience. 

Thursday 14 June 2018


Some of you may be familiar with the Library's annual book clearing project. We go through all of our books and we find some that haven't gotten enough attention over the past few years and we put them out for you to take. So please drop by and grab a few copies, we would be happy to see them retired to a good home!

Monday 11 June 2018


Come check out June's new book arrivals!

Summer time in the library means looking over what stock we have, and seeing if there is anything new we might need. Here are two of the new acquisitions!

If you have to give or plan tours this summer this title could be just what you are looking for: Tour Operators and Operations: Development, Management and Responsibility, by Holland & Leslie. Wander over to stack 1 at 338.4781 HOL if you need a guide.

We have recieved-in a new set of Environmental Health Encyclopedias: Crume's Environtmental Health in the 21st Century: From Air Pollution to Zoonotic Diseases, A-Z. If you are itching to use this resource it can be found on stack 2 at 614.7 CRU.

For a colourful depiction of the history of food come and check out: DK's The Story of Food:An Illustrated History of Everything We Eat. If you wanna know a little more about a lot of foods this is a good book to graze through, find it on stack 2 at 641.3009 COR.

For a book that depends more on taste than sight, look up our copy of: The Flavor Matrix, by Briscione & Parkhurst. This book combines recipes with interesting food facts, flavour pairings, and of course food flavour compatibility matrices. This book can be found on stack 4 at 664.5 BRI.

Chocolate goes with everything right?!

Keep your eyes open for more upcoming acquisitions, and come and check out our collection!

Friday 8 June 2018


It's summertime and everyone is busy, whether you are working a summer job (or two), or doing research, it can be hard to find the time to get your shopping, between your daily activities and trying to make the most of the weather.

So you check the fridge after a typical day at work, and low-and-behold all you've got left are some eggs, salsa, and a bit of cheddar. You check your cupboard and it's bare except for some rice and beans. You don't have a lot of energy or time to waste in the kitchen, and for some reason you can't make it to the shops. What are you going to do?

Fresh out of ideas? Try out these handy websites:, or . 

Unlike looking through loads of recepies online trying to find one that matches, use these sites and enter in ingredients you know you have! Have fun meal planning with ingredients you already have, maybe you will save time, and money!

Kimchi Fried Rice, Fried Rice, Rice, Korean, Fried Egg
You've got yourself huevos rancheros! or according to Supercook, Spanish Skillet.
If you just happen to have the ingredients listed above in your home try out the recipe at:

Wednesday 6 June 2018

June Library Opening Hours

Cathal Brugha Street Library will open from 9.00am to 5.00pm for the month of June
With the exception of the following two days
The Library will close on Monday June 4th for the Bank Holiday.
The Library will open from 1.00pm until 5.00pm on Friday June 29th to facilitate a town hall meeting.


2017/2018, Semester 2 Exams Available online!

Test, Testing, Exam, Sat, Act, Mcat, Lsat, Gre
It's that time of year again! The sun is out, and so are the exam papers! 

Cathal Brugha St. Exam papers have been made available online through the library catalogue.

Go to the library website at Look under E-Resources and click on Exam papers.

Click on Exam Papers-2001 to date, and scroll down the list to select your DIT College or DIT Faculty. Then just search by year and you're done!

Note: If you are trying to access exam papers off campus, remember, you will need a username and password. Ask at the library desk for the username and password or email the library at

Tuesday 15 May 2018


New summer opening times from the 21st of May until September #cathalbrughalibrary #cathalbrughalibraryopeningtimes

Saturday 5 May 2018


Your library account allows you to:   
·         Renew books
·         Place a book on hold
·         Create a history list of the books you checked-out
·         Access databases, eJournals and eBooks off campus

Renewing books

This is what your account looks like when you have a book checked-out. To see the items you have checked-out click on Items currently checked out (see image above, link circled in red).

To renew a book simply click on the link 'Renew All' or 'Renew Marked' (see image above).

Creating a reading history list

You can create a list of every book you check-out by clicking into the 'Reading History' link. A reading history is great for citing, as it allows you to find books you have used for your research. And click the 'Opt In' option.

Placing a book on hold

If a book you require has been checked-out by someone else, you can place a hold on it by asking at the library desk or, following these simple instructions:
  1. Click on request (see image 1 below)
  2. Type your student/staff number and four digit pin number into the request verification (see image 2 below).
  3. If they are the correct item, click on 'Requested selected items' 
  4. Image 3 shows what a hold looks like on your account. If you need to cancel a hold request see the links underlined in red in Image 3

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