Monday 13 November 2017


Finding a print journal

·         First students should go to the DIT library catalogue. Then, go to the drop down box and click on Journal Title (see image below).

·         Type in the title of the journal and click submit. You will be brought to a page with a list of journals that have the same name (see image below). When you see a global symbol (see arrows) under the journal title this means that it is available online.

·        Click on the first title and the location of the journal will be given (see image below). Make sure the journal is in Cathal Brugha library and then check the call #. If this is not the journal you are searching for click on next record.

·         Remember to look for the library has section (underlined in green above) this lets students and staff know how far back the print journals go. In the library we keep, at most, three years of a journal and later issues are kept in the Grangegorman store. If you require a journal from an earlier year, and it is available in store, you can request this journal at the library desk.

·        Print journals are kept in the back of the library, through the double doors on the right.

·        Newer editions are to the right and the back left of the journal room. Under the flap of the shelf you will find later editions from this year (see image above). Back issues from 2014-2016 are kept in boxes on the left-hand shelf.

Tuesday 31 October 2017


Looks like an exciting night out. Fireworks outside Cathal Brugha Library

Friday 27 October 2017


Murder most delectable’ is an anthology of short crime stories whose common elements include food, restaurants, and food preparation. 

Monday 23 October 2017


‘Drawn to the dark’ looks into the more mythical aspects of tourism, giving an insight into folklore’s such as: Krampus; Dante’s Florence; demons of Japan; Ireland’s mystical dead and much more… For the thrill seekers out there enjoy this guide to monster hunting at Cathal Brugha Street Library. 

Tuesday 17 October 2017


Halloween is right around the corner, a holiday full of costumes, extra make-up and candy. It is fair to say that Dublin is a great place to spend Halloween and, Cathal Brugha Street library offers an array of recipes to help with your creepy festivities. Enjoy this pumpkin pie recipe from p.168 of ‘Tarts and pies’ by Philippa Vanstone.

Pumpkin pie
Serves 6-8

Sweet short crust pastry
200g (7oz) softened unsalted butter
200g (7oz) caster sugar
2 eggs 400g (14 oz) plain flour, sifted

1 egg yolk
425g (14 oz ) pumpkin puree
2 eggs
150 g (5 oz) caster sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp ground ginger
¼ tsp ground cloves
284ml carton double cream

Cream the butter and sugar together. Mix in eggs and then mix in flour to form a smooth paste. Roll the pastry out to about 2.5 cm (I inch) thick, wrap in grease proof paper and then cling film. Rest for 15 minutes in the fridge. Roll out pastry on a lightly floured work surface to 3mm (1/8 inch) thick. Lightly grease and line the base of a 23cm (9 in) diameter, 4cm (1 ½ in) deep pie dish. Lightly prick the base of the case and rest the lined case in the fridge for 20 minutes.
(or buy pre-made pastry)

Bake the pastry blind for 10-15 minutes, remove the baking beans and bake for a further 5 minutes. The pastry should be pale to golden in colour. Brush the pastry case with a little egg yolk and bake for a further minute. Remove the pastry case from the oven. Reduce the oven temperature to 180 degrees c, 160 degrees c fan oven.

Mix together the pumpkin puree, eggs, and remaining yolk and sugar. Then stir in the spices and cream. Pour the mixture into the pie case and bake for 45-50 minutes until set. Refrigerate and serve cold.

Monday 16 October 2017


Literature reviews can be daunting, luckily D.I.T. libraries offer you a range of excellent guides to help you complete your review. Check the D.I.T. library catalogue and find a guide that suits your study needs. Just click 'keyword' on the drop down box (see below),
and type in literature review. 

Keyword is a good way of searching for a book when you don't know the title or author.

Friday 6 October 2017


Dinner with Darwin looks at the evolution of our taste buds from the first cooking caveman to today. It looks at the effect of natural selection on our palates. For an interesting read find Dinner with Darwin at Cathal Brugha Street Library.  

Thursday 5 October 2017

Friday 29 September 2017


Printing Tips

All students need to have money on their printing account before they can start printing. To do this, simply top up at any printing kiosk (see image above) located in our D.I.T. libraries.

You will be asked to enter your student number and you’ll be asked how much you want to put on your account. Click finish or print receipt.
You can also top-up your printing account online by going to and entering your student number and 4 digit pin (1234). Click ePay and follow the instructions to top-up your account. Minimum top-up is €2 and maximum is €50 and can be paid by Visa or Mastercard.

You can print from any student PC, or your own laptop or mobile device. Students have the option of printing, copying or scanning. When using the printers, you will be asked for an ID code (see image), this is your student number, and you will then be asked for your 4 digit pin (1234). For more information on printing see

Wednesday 27 September 2017


Your library record and pin

All DIT students have a library record which shows the books you have on loan and the dates they are due back. You can also renew and reserve items. This records allows students to access databases, ejournals and eBooks off campus.

To view your own library account online you will need to create a PIN as follows:
·         Go to
·         Click on My Library and select My Account
·         Enter your ID number (this is your student number) and leave the PIN blank
·         Click on submit
·         You will then be asked to give a pin of your choosing

·         Or come into the library, with your student card, and we can create a PIN for you there.

Thursday 21 September 2017


     ·Undergraduate students – 6 items for 14 days
     ·Taught postgraduates – 10 items for 28 days
     ·Research graduates – 10 items for 90 days

*Note: Some of our more popular titles may have issues that are Library Use Only, and 7 day loans, in order to facilitate more students. 

For more information see borrowing


Student Cards

Every student must have a student card to access facilities such as the library, exam venues and some classrooms. To get your student card visit the student services centres at either Bolton Street, Aungier Street or Grangegorman. See opening times

*Note: Once you have your student card you must wait 24 hours for the card to activate before you can use it in your D.I.T. library.

For more information see  Student ID Cards

Wednesday 20 September 2017


Cooking as a student can be difficult due to lack of funds or lack of cooking experience. Luckily Cathal Brugha Library has a large collection of cooking and baking books, full of recipes waiting to be discovered. The library holds books on world cuisine, cooking on a budget and celebrity cook books. Take advantage of your library, it has everything you need to eat well and eat healthy.
Here is an example of the wonderful recipes that can be found at Cathal Brugha Library, taken from ‘Economy gastronomy: eat better and spend less’ by Allegra McEvedy and Paul Merrett.

Chilli con carne
Serves: 4         preparation time: 20 minutes                                   cooking time: 1 hour

2 tablespoons vegetable oil                                         
1 onion, peeled and finely chopped                            
2 cloves of garlic, peeled and finely chopped             
1 teaspoon ground cumin                                            
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon chilli powder                                             
1 teaspoon smoked paprika                                         
350ml red wine (2 glasses)                               
1 x 400g tin of chopped  tomatoes                               
A splash of Worchestershire sauce   
2 red chillies, finely chopped       
1/3 of your braised mince (800g)
20 mushrooms, thickly sliced
1 x 410g tin of red kidney beans
1 stock cube, made into 250ml stock
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon chilli powder     
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
350ml red wine (2 glasses)      
1 x 400g tin of chopped  tomatoes    
A splash of Worchestershire sauce
2 red chillies, finely chopped 


Heat the oil in a large heavy-based saucepan and fry the onions and garlic until softened and slightly browned. Stir in all the ground spices and then pour in the red wine and let it simmer and reduce by about half.

Next add the chopped tomatoes, Worchestershire sauce and chopped red chilli and again let this simmer for a few minutes. Add your braised mince, mushrooms, kidney beans and beef stock and cook this gently, uncovered, for about 45 minutes until it’s richly flavoured and thick in consistency. 

Monday 11 September 2017


Term-time opening has now resumed at DIT Cathal Brugha Street library.

These opening hours are:

Monday-Thursday: 9am - 9pm.

Friday: 9am - 5 pm.

Saturday opening, from 10am to 5pm, will begin on October 7th.

Thursday 24 August 2017


The International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage edited by Dr. Kevin Griffin from Hospitality Management and Tourism and published on Arrow has been accepted into Scopus for indexing. This is the highest form of recognition for scholarly quality and is the more remarkable as the journal is open access.  

Dr. Griffin is to be greatly congratulated on his achievement.

The International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage is a high-quality, international, open access, online, double blind reviewed publication which deals with all aspects of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage. The journal, founded in 2013, is published by the Dublin Institute of Technology, Cathal Brugha Street Campus, Dublin. All articles in this journal are full text and available on open access.

The journal takes an interdisciplinary international approach and includes all aspects of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage. It is inclusive of all denominations, religions, faiths and spiritual practices. The journal's online platform facilitates a truly integrative approach. While the main emphasis is on primary research articles, it also welcomes suitably relevant discussion papers, research / review pieces, industry focused case studies and evaluations, management guides and reports, economic evaluations, book reviews, announcements of forthcoming meetings etc. Papers / articles should be relevant to both academics and practitioners. All papers are subject to ‘double – blind – review’. Papers can include a variety of media elements including audio and visual files, a range of image formats and hyperlinks to websites and other online resources.