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   as soon as possible, as each of the scratch-panels wears out after a number of uses.