Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Christmas Opening Hours

Sat 15th December                           10.00-14.00
Mon 17th - Fri 21st December              9.00-17.00
Closing on Friday 21st December for Christmas Break
Open in the new year from Thurs 3rd January, 9.00-21.00
(Late opening commences from Thursday 3rd Jan)
Happy Christmas
Nollaig Shona Dhaoibh
Best of luck to everyone doing exams in the new year

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Supernatural influences

A collection of items from the Yeats Library's Special Collections is currently on exhitbition in the library. The theme of this exhibition is the supernatural and it's influence on writers, poets, and artists in their creative works- from the fairies of folklore to the vampires of gothic horror.

Items include:
The Celtic twilight: men and women, dhouls and faeries by W. B Yeats, a 1st edition based on local folklore from Sligo

The Fairies, poem by William Allingham (who was from Ballyshannon)
Gothic horror novels by Bram Stoker (whose mother had lived in Sligo)including Dracula, Dracula's Guest and The Snake’ Pass
Images of gothic art including The Last Detail from the artist Hieronymus Bosch (1450-1510), taken from the Anne Yeats Art Collection.
These items can be viewed in the Special Collections Exhbition area just inside the entrance doors to the Social Zone.

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Royal Irish Academy Exhibition

The Yeats Library, Institute of Technology, Sligo is delighted to
host The Royal Irish Academy Library’s successful exhibition, ‘Mapping Urban Ireland’.

The exhibition has been planned in association with the Irish Historic Towns Atlas project at the Royal Irish Academy and is of particular interest, as the ‘Irish historic towns atlas’ was published in 2012 for Sligo.

You are invited to view the exhibition which will be held on the Info Zone of the Yeats Library from Wednesday 14th November until the end of the month.  The historic maps of Sligo will also be on display during this period.

Monday, 12 November 2012

Library Week 2012

Library Week 2012 runs from November 12th-18th and this year the theme is the role of libraries, librarians and information professionals in the promotion and support of literacy and learning.

Check out the Study Skills page on the Yeats Library website to learn more on information literacy, web literacy and useful information tools to help you with your study.

Also, see the Yeats Library Moodle site topics- Thinking and Researching and Writing and Referencing for informaion on researching, writing and presenting techniques.

Friday, 9 November 2012


Congratulations to all those who graduated at the IT, Sligo
conferring cermonies yesterday and today.

Well done and best of luck with your chosen careers and/or further studies.

From the Yeats Library Staff.

Monday, 22 October 2012

EndNote Web

EndNote Web Available at IT Sligo

EndNote Web is a referencing product which allows you to effectively  store and manage your references while undertaking research or assigment work. Once you create an EndNote Web account you can:
  1. add and store your references
  2. insert them into a Word document using the 'Cite While You Write' option
  3. create a bibliography in your chosen referenceing style at the end of the document.
Endnote Web is provided by Thomson Reuters and available via the library database Web of Science. For more details on how to get started with EndNote Web click here

Monday, 1 October 2012

Wifi and IT Queries

Wifi is available on all three levels of the Library building. Check out  IT Services Wifi Guides  on how to connect to the Wireless network service.

For printing queries contact printing@itsligo.ie

For log in/access or any other IT queries contact a member of the IT Services Staff at the IT Helpdesk, currently situated in Seminar Room 3, Library Soical Zone from 10am-11am and 2pm-3pm, Monday-Friday.

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Library Opening Hours

Term time opening hours for the Library are:
Monday-Thursday  09.00-21.00

Friday                       09.00-17.00

Saturday                  10.00-14.00

The information desk opens at 10.00 each morning, Monday - Saturday.

Friday, 24 August 2012

New Database! North South Child Protection Hub

The North South Child Protection Hub is the first dedicated child protection resource of it's kind. The aim of this hub is to provide and share information with daily updates, among professional bodies north and south of the border.

Click on the blue tab for Databases on the library home page and scroll down the list (under Academic Search Premier) for North South Child Protection Hub. You will need your student/staff ID and library password to access this database.

New Database! Montie Health and Safety

New to Yeats Library - Montie provides access to a comprehensive library of Workplace Health & Safety and Skills Training dvds and videos.

Click on the blue tab for Databases on the library home page and scroll down the list (under Academic Search Premier) for Montie. You will need your student/staff ID and library password to access this database.

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

The Late Maeve Binchy

Maeve Binchy, one of Ireland's most popular
writers and journalists has passed away at the age of 72.
She was an international bestselling author, publishing 16 novels and several short story collections and sold over 40 million books throughout her career.
Some of her novels were made into films such as 'The Lilac Bus' and 'Circle of Friends'.

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Friday, 22 June 2012

Summer Opening Hours

Out of term opening hours this Summer are:

Monday - Friday

9.00-13.00 and 14.00-17.00

Closed Saturdays.

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Yeats Day

A series of events have been organised to celebrate the birthday of W.B.Yeats today, Wednesday 13th June.

The Yeats Library have loaned some items from the Library's Special Collections of Yeats Works to exhibit alongside a collection from the National Library, this will take place in the Pollexfen Building, Wine Street from 11.30am today.

For more details go to the Yeats Day Website

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Exam Time

From Tuesday the 8th of May and for the duration of the exam period, all three zones in the Yeats Library will be for quiet study only. If you make noise you will be asked to leave. If you need to work in a group book one of the 13 seminar rooms available.Thank you for your co-operation.  Best of luck!                               

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Happy Easter!

Library Opening  Hours for the Easter Break:

Mon 2nd - Wed 4th April,

Wed 11th - Fri 13th April,

The Library will be closed from Thurs 5th -Tues 10th April.

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Charity Book Donations

Time to do a Spring clean of your book collection?

For the month of March, the Yeats Library is hosting a drop box for book donations in association with Oxfam Ireland's Clear Ur Books campaign. Oxfam will accept donations of all types of books both fiction and non-fiction, as long as they are in good condition.
The drop box is located beside the library information desk.
So clear some space and donate for charity!

Thursday, 1 March 2012

World Book Day 2012

Today, March 1st,  is World Book Day and to celebrate this international event the  library has a wonderful display of children’s books, all created by  4th year students from Early Childhood Care in Education. These are on display at the library information desk.
Also on display are a new range of books “Quick Reads” - they are brilliant, bite sized books by big name authors and celebrities. 

We would like to welcome you  to call to the library between 1 and 2pm today for a tea/coffee and chocolate bar all kindly sponsored by Wheat’s, the Book Nest, Students Union shop and Corporate Catering when you can browse the quick reads and view the displays.

Thursday, 16 February 2012

IEEE Digital Library

IEEE Advancing Technology for Humanity
The IEEE Electronic Library (IEL) provides access to over 3,132146 documents from the IEEE and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) including journals, conference proceedings, published standards and a standards dictionary from 1988. Subjects covered are electrical engineering, computer science and communications.

VDE VERLANG Conference Proceedings are also available with abstracts and some full text proceedings from 2005.

Access to the IEL is now available from the Library homepage, just select IEEE from the Database drop-down list.

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Two new databases from EBSCOHost!

Academic Search Premier has been upgraded to Academic Search Complete and Business Source Premier to Business Source Complete. Both databases have new interfaces and increased access to even more online journal titles.

For more information see the Yeats Library website

Monday, 9 January 2012

Happy New Year

Happy New Year!

Welcome back to a new term and a new year! The library has resumed regular opening hours:

Monday-Thursday     9.00-21.00
Friday                        9.00-17.00
Saturday                   10.00-14.00

For those of you starting back to exams best of luck.