Monday 30 January 2012

Is that a gun in your pocket or are you pleased to see me!

Once upon a time a gentleman could be refused entry to a restaurant for not wearing a jacket and tie or worse still forced to wear a hideous tie produced by the restaurant manager. In Ohio however things have become much more interesting with the introduction of a senate bill which makes it legal to carry firearms into bars, restaurants and nightclubs. Unfortunately the killjoys have taken the fun out of it by making it illegal for gun carriers to drink alcohol or be drunk whilst carrying guns. This bill has caused uproar with many restaurants refusing to serve patrons carrying guns and some patrons retaliating by withdrawing their custom from restaurants which they regularly dined in. No doubt the matter will be resolved without resorting to arms.

Tuesday 17 January 2012

New term-time hours

Due to staffing changes, Cathal Brugha St library has had to revise term-time opening hours.

As and from Monday 30th January 2012, the library's opening hours will be as follows:

Mon-Wed: 9am - 9pm.

Thurs: 9am - 5.30pm (i.e. no Thursday evening opening).

Fri: 9am - 5pm.

The library will not be open on Saturdays in February or March. Saturday opening will resume from 14 April to 26 May.

Thursday 5 January 2012

Find Previous Exam Papers

The most frequently asked question in the library this week has been "how do I access past exam papers".  Please see the following outline to find the previous exam papers that the library has.

**Note** - If you are outside the DIT network you will need the Student Intranet Username and Password to access exam papers.  Click on this link to access the Student Intranet username and password, as well as any other usernames and passwords needed to access all the library's electronic resources. Please note you will need your student number and your library PIN to open this file.  (see the Password Page for any other password queries)
  • To access the current and past exam papers go to the library catalogue and click on the Exam Papers link.
  • You will be brought to a page with a search window and options to enter your course code/module code/course title etc. (Only use this search for older papers, see next step for new ones)
  • Click on the link at the top of the page Quick Link to Recent Exam Papers  to access papers later than 2006.  (For earlier papers, search using your course code/module code/course title.)
  • The next page lists the papers according to the different Colleges within DIT
  • Select College of Arts and Tourism, Cathal Brugha Street from this list
  • You will then be brought to a list of the exam papers by year.
  • Simply select the year you want to look at and then click on your module code to open up the exam paper for the that module. Alternatively click on this link to go straight to this page.
  • If you are within the DIT network you should go straight to the PDF of the exam paper. If not, enter the username and password as mentioned above.