Tuesday 6 December 2016


DIT Cathal Brugha St Library will be open as normal up to and including Saturday 17th December.

From Monday 19th to Thursday 22nd December inclusive, we will be open from 9 am to 5 pm.

The Library will be CLOSED  from Friday 23rd December to Monday 2nd January inclusive.

Normal opening hours (including evenings) will resume on Tuesday 3rd January.

We would like to wish all our readers an enjoyable and rewarding Christmas break.

Monday 28 November 2016

Saturday Library Opening

The Library in Cathal Brugha Street will commence Saturday opening to facilitate Students studying for exams. Please be advised that we will be open from Saturday Dec 3rd from 10.00 am until 5.00 pm and subsequent Saturdays as outlined on our Library notices and our Webpage.

Wednesday 26 October 2016


Just a reminder to all our readers that Cathal Brugha Street library will be CLOSED from 5pm on Friday 28th October until 9am on Tuesday 1st November.

We wish all our readers an enjoyable (and spooky?) Halloween bank holiday.

Tuesday 6 September 2016


As from Monday 12th September, Cathal Brugha St Library will be open on term-time hours.

These are:

Monday to Wednesday 9am - 9pm.
Thursday 9am - 5.15pm.
Friday 9am - 5pm.

There will be Saturday openings closer to the first semester exams.

We would like to welcome in particular the new first-year students and we hope we can help them to get the most out of their studies.

Wednesday 27 July 2016


Cathal Brugha St Library will be CLOSED from 5.15 pm on Friday 29th of July until 9.30 am on Tuesday 2nd of August, after which normal Summer-time opening hours will resume.

We wish all our readers an enjoyable bank holiday.

Tuesday 10 May 2016


Starting on Monday May 23rd, Cathal Brugha St Library will be open on the Summer timetable, which is 9.30 AM - 5.15 PM MONDAY - FRIDAY. These hours will continue throught the Summer months, and we will resume term-time opening in September.

Our last Saturday opening will be May 14th, and our last evening opening will be Wednesday 18th.

Thursday 28 April 2016


Cathal Brugha Street Library will be OPEN this Saturday, 30 April, from 10 am until 5pm, but we will be CLOSED on Monday 2nd May. The Library will re-open on Tuesday 3rd and normal term-time hours will resume.

Monday 18 April 2016


The Library at Cathal Brugha Street will be OPEN on the following 4 Saturdays (April 23rd and 30th, May 7th and 14th) from 10am until 5pm, in order to facilitate exam study.

Friday 1 April 2016

Important new Olfactory reference guide

The Library has acquired a very important new reference work which is now available for consultation.

This is the Olfactory reference guide. Its pages include scratch-panels enabling the reader to pick up the smell of various food ingredients by scratching the thumbnail panels on the page.

There are 3 volumes: Volume 1 is for dairy products, Volume 2 is for meats and Volume 3 is for confectionery.

Naturally, the guide has to be used in the library office as the smells might otherwise disturb other readers.

Those wishing to consult the guide are asked to contact me Richard.barrett@dit.ie   as soon as possible, as each of the scratch-panels wears out after a number of uses.

Tuesday 15 March 2016


Cathal Brugha St Library will be open as follows until the end of March

Tuesday 15 and Wednesday 16 March: open 9am until 5.30pm.

Thursday 17 March: CLOSED for St Patrick's day holiday.

Friday 18 March: open 9am until 5pm.

Monday 21 until Wednesday 23rd March: open 9am until 9pm.

Thursday 24 March: open 9am until 5.15-pm.

Friday 25 March - Monday 28 March (inclusive): CLOSED for Easter vacation.
Normal opening hours will resume on 29th March.

Wednesday 2 March 2016

Important Notice
Due to shortage of staff, the Library in Cathal Brugha Street has no option but to curtail hours for the next two weeks.

Library Hours for the week of 7th March
Monday 7th March  -9am-9pm-  No change
Tuesday 8th March- 9am-5.30pm-  EARLY CLOSING
Wednesday 9th March- 9am-5.30pm- EARLY CLOSING
Thursday 10th March- 9am-5.15pm- No change
Friday 11th March -9am-5pm- No change

Library Hours for the week of 14th March
Monday 14th March- 9am-9pm- No change
Tuesday 15th March- 9am-5.30pm- EARLY CLOSING
Wednesday 16th March- 9am-5.30pm- EARLY CLOSING
Thursday 17th March-  CLOSED-  St. Patrick’s Day
Friday 18th March- 9am-5pm- No change

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Friday 19 February 2016

Student Handbooks!

The Library in Cathal Brugha Street now has Student Handbooks for the School of Culinary Arts and Food Technology. These handbooks will be kept behind the counter for use in the library. If you would like to consult any of these, please let a member of staff know at the library desk.

Happy Friday!

Wednesday 27 January 2016

Library Opening Monday 8th February

Please take note:

Due to a staff meeting the Library will open at 10.00 am. Apologies for the inconvenience.

Thursday 21 January 2016

Cathal Brugha St. Students!

You can now pay your library fines by credit/debit card in the library.

There is a five euro minimum for this.

 In addition you can also pay your library fines over the phone using this service.

Tuesday 19 January 2016

Recently received journals!

Get comfortable and check out some of the new journals received this week in the Cathal Brugha Street library!

Monday 11 January 2016

DIT Cathal Brugha Street 75th Anniversary Celebrations

2016 marks the 75th Anniversary of DIT Cathal Brugha Street.

Saint Mary’s College of Domestic Science, as it was originally known, was officially opened on June 16th, 1941, receiving the first students in September of that year.

A programme of events is being organised to celebrate this very important occasion including an exhibition which will depict the happenings of the past seventy five years. 

To keep up to date with all events and to see what way you may be able to contribute to them, please take a look at the DIT Cathal Brugha Street 75th Anniversary Facebook page;