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About the library

The library is at the academic heart of the Institute. It is located on the ground floor of the LYIT to the left of the main entrance door. All registered students have full access to the library and services provided until September 14th of the following year. The library endeavours to support the educational and research needs of staff and students. Students are requested to prepare to finish their studies 10 minutes before closing time. Please respect the rights of other students to a quiet area in which to study and please remain silent until you have vacated the library.

Battle of the Somme

On the 1st July 2016 the Library will be commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme by holding an exhibition. We will be marking the centenary by remembering the huge sacrifice made by Irish countrymen who fought and died in that truly horrific battle. This battle was one of the worst of the whole war; on the first day alone – the 1st July 1916 – the British Army lost 60,000 men, of whom 20,000 were killed, many from Donegal. By the end of the battle, November 1916, the Somme had claimed the lives of over 1.2 million soldiers from both the German and allied forces.

The new Library NewsLetter can be downloaded here

The Library Induction Notes can be downloaded here

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You can access the CUAL Repository from the link: Institutional Research Repository

If you wish to have journal articles, conference presentations or posters uploaded onto the CUAL Open Repository, please contact: Mary Hannigan, extension 6156 or email Mary Hannigan or Angela McGinley, extension 6168 or by email Angela McGinley

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eRentals can provide a cost effective/instant alternative to borrowing hard copy titles through our interlibrary loan service, you can access Dawsonera here then browse through the eBook collection. Once you find the title you can select it to rent by clicking on the small rental icon beneath the book.

Please email the library if you would like a one-to-one demonstration on accessing eRentals.

Students will be fined for overdue books. » More Information For comprehensive information on all our services please call into the library and collect a copy of the library guide.

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