Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Christmas Opening Times


Mon 9th- Thurs 12th              9.00am – 9.00pm
Friday 13th                             9.00am – 5.00pm
Saturday 14th                        10.00am-2.00pm

Monday 16th to Friday 20th 9.00am - 5.00pm
Thursday 2nd                  9.00am - 9.00pm
Friday 3rd                        9.00am - 5.00pm
Saturday 4th                   10.00am - 2.00pm


Thursday, 14 November 2013

Library Week 11th-15th November

The theme for Library week this year is 'Think Outside the Book'.
Yeats Library has currently nearly 50,000 books in stock but what if you can’t find the answers you want in a library book? Then why not think outside the book and take a look at the Library Website.
Try a Summon 2.0 search for article level searching of thousands of e-journals and e-books or check the A-Z Journals List for a journal title.
Explore other library services on offer like Interlending & Document Supply or book an Information Literacy Tutorial with a Librarian;  Request items from the Print Archive or Special Collections.
Check out the library Moodle page for access to online reading lists and advice and information on referencing, doing a dissertation or presentation.

Monday, 11 November 2013

Science Week 2013


Events for the 14th national Science Week took off with a bang on Sunday with the successful annual IT Sligo Science Fair which took place here on campus. 
The theme for this year is “Exploring the XTRA-Ordinary” and the science events are continuing throughout this week with evening talks on topics such as Exploring Mars, The Great Famine, Invasive Species Management, Birds of Prey and Fracking.
For more details see the Science Week Information Page.

Thursday, 31 October 2013

Happy Halloween!

Oiche na Samhna, the 1st of November is traditionally when we remember the deceased and is also known as All Hallows. The 31st October is All Hallows Eve or more commonly known as Halloween which is associated with all that is ghostly and ghoulish. The vampire character of Dracula features prominently at this time of year. His creator Bram Stoker was from Dublin but his mother Charlotte Matilda Blake Thornley Stoker was from Sligo. To learn more about Bram Stoker and his writings check out the Bram Stoker Estate Website.

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

An Taoiseach visits IT Sligo

IT Sligo President Terri Scot and
An Taoiseach Enda Kenny
at the Special Collections Exhibtion
An Taoiseach Enda Kenny was in the Yeats Library on Monday as part of his visit to IT Sligo. During his visit to the Library he spoke with students and staff about recent achievements and ongoing research within the Institute. This included an online chat from the Infozone with open and distance learning students living abroad.  He also visited the Special Collections Exhibiton in the Social Zone of first edtion books by W.B Yeats and Cuala Press titles.


Monday, 9 September 2013

Special Collections Exhibit: Works of the late Seamus Heaney (1939-2013)

The late Seamus Heaney was a poet, playwright and academic whose work is internationally renowned and respected.

On display is the poem Mid-Term Break (published in 1966) and a selection of titles by the Nobel Laureate including a signed copy of Stepping stones: interviews with Seamus Heaney by Dennis O’ Driscoll which was kindly donated by IT Sligo President Professor Terri Scott.

Special Collections Exhibit: Centenary of 1913 Dublin Lock-Out

The Dublin Lock-Out was a serious industrial dispute that began in the summer of 1913 when workers from the Irish Tram Company in Dublin, who were seeking a pay rise, were locked out of work because they refused to sign a pledge to leave their union, the Irish Transport & General Workers Union (ITG&WU). Other lockouts followed which caused widespread hardship and increased poverty, with over 300 employers and nearly 20,000 workers affected. The lockouts lasted until January 1914 when most workers were forced to return to work. Photos of the main trade union leaders Jim Larkin, James Connolly and William O'Brien are on display alongside the photo of the riots of 31 August 1913 also known as 'Bloody Sunday 1913' (Special Collections, exhibition cabinet no.2).

Special Collections Exhibition: Original issues of the Journal of the Cork Historical & Archaeological Society dating from 1892.

The Journal of the Cork Historical & Archaeological Society (JCHAS) has been in publication since 1892 covering topics on archaeology, history and geology. The issues on display are original issues from the early volumes of this journal and are just a selection from a larger collection kindly donated to Yeats Library by Maurice Meade (on display in Special Collections exhibition cabinet no.1, Social Zone)

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Saturday opening during exam time

Yeats Library will be open on Saturdays 17th and 24th from 10.00-14.00.

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Autumn Exams

Autumn Exams start today so best of luck to anyone sitting exams over the next two weeks.

Information on current exam timetables, locations and fees is available on the Examinations homepage, while exam papers can be accessed from the Library homepage (your student number and library pin will be required).

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Yeats International Summer School Forum

The Yeats International Summer School 2013 hosted one of their afternoon forums in IT Sligo yesterday. The forum on Yeats’s A Vision included international speakers Neil Mann, Berg Collection of English and American Literature at the New York Public Library; Matthew Gibson, Associate Professor of English Literature at the University of Macau in Southern China; Alex Davies, Professor of English at University College Cork; and Meg Harper, Glucksman Professor of Contemporary Writing in English at the University of Limerick, all pictured here with Institute Librarian Jim Foran.

 An Exhibition of Yeats Family items from the Library Special Collections were displayed in the Social Zone prior to the forum. These included first edition publications by W.B. Yeats and artwork and published material by Jack B. Yeats. A selection of art books and catalogues belonging to Anne Yeats, including several signed copies were also exhibited and over 70 publications from Cuala Press, formerly owned by Elizabeth (Lolly) Yeats.

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Mircosoft Imagine Cup Irish Finalists -Team RUCK

Best of luck to IT Sligo's Team RUCK who are representing Ireland in the Microsoft Imagine Cup World Finals in St.Petersburg, Russia this week. Results are due out on Thursday 11th July. Fingers crossed!

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Yeats Day 2013!

Today is the birthday of W.B.Yeats and Sligo is playing host to a variety of events from Dawn to Dusk to mark the occasion. One of the events is an exhibtion in the Pollexfen Building, Wine Street which has on display works by Yeats  from the National Library of Ireland, Fáilte Ireland and Yeats Library Special Collections.

There is also a display by 3rd year IT Sligo Interior Architecture students of a project they completed on the redesign of the actual  Pollexfen Building.

The exhibition runs from June13th-15th.

Friday, 7 June 2013

IMPAC Dublin Literary Award

Congratulations to author Kevin Barry on winning the prestigious IMPAC Literary Award in Dublin this week for his first novel City of Bohane. The novel is set in the furturistic city of Bohane along the west coast of Ireland,  a once reveered but now much troubled and divided city struggling with tribal rivalry.

Titles for the IMPAC Award are nominated by international libraries based on users preferences and is worth €100,000. Kevin who is originally from Limerick, now resides in Sligo.

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Summer 2013

Late opening will continue in the library until the beginning of June when out of term time hours begin 9-1 and 2-5

Tuesday, 14 May 2013


It's that time of year again!

Just a reminder that the library is open from 9am-9pm, Monday to Thursday and  9am-5pm on Fridays during examtime. Saturday opening will continue from 10am-2pm until the end of term.
Examination papers can be accessed from the library homepage.

Good luck with the exams.

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Library Survey


Have you taken the library survey yet?

If not there is still time to fill it out at

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Easter Opening Hours

Out of term library opening hours for Easter:

Sat 23rd March                             10.00 - 14.00 
Mon 25th - Wed 27th March          9.00 - 17.00
Closed from Thursday 28th to Tuesday 3rd April

Wed 3rd April - Fri 5th April          9.00 - 17.00
Closed Saturday 6th April
Monday 8th April - normal term time opening hours

Happy Easter from the Yeats Library staff!

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Seachtaine na Gaeilge Event

IT Sligo International Office and Yeats Library have organised an Irish Langauge and Culture event for Seachtaine na Gaeilge. A talk will be given on the items on display in the Special Collections Exhibtion Space in the Social Zone followed by a lesson on some simple Irish phrases. After, enjoy some live traditional Irish music. Tea/coffee and sandwiches provided.

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Quick Reads

Quick Reads are books published each year in conjunction with World Book Day (7th March, 2013) to promote reading for everyone.

This year, six new short stories by famous authors have been added to the collection.

These are now available to borrow from the library - see the Quick Reads stand beside the library information desk for the new titles.

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

4th Year ECCE Project for World Book Day 2013

World Book Day (7th March) was designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and is marked in over 100 countries around the globe. The aim is to encourage people of all ages to read, in particular children.

The library has a display of some wonderful story books for young children created and designed as part of a 4th year project by students from the Early Childhood Care in Education course (who are pictutered with their lecturer Kate Duke and Ursula Cox from the library)

These books are currently on display at the library information desk.

Monday, 18 February 2013

Book a library study room

The library has 13 seminar rooms available for group work/study.
The Info Zone and Quiet Zone have four rooms on each floor while there are five downstairs in the Social Zone. Several of the rooms have flat screens and room 4 on the Info Zone has an interactive white board (VGA cables for the tv screens can be borrowed at the information desk if needed).

All of the rooms can be booked via the Library Homepage.

The maximum time a room can be booked is for two hours. For more details see Library Room Booking

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Women in architecture and architecture as art

The latest issue of Architects Journal (AJ) is a special issue focusing on women in architecture, simply titled The Women Issue. It features articles on topics such as communal housing and the controversial glass ceiling pay gap. Also, essays by current female architects including Phylis Lambert and Yasmin Shariff as well as discussing the results of the reccent Women in Architecture Survey and an interview with RIBA Gold Medallist Swiss Architect Peter Zumthor who claims 'that there are still some people who believe in architecture as art' (p.14, AJ, v.237, no.5, 2013)
Are you one of those people?

To read more see AJ vol. 237 no.5, 2013 shelved in Journal Display Area, Library  Infozone.

Friday, 18 January 2013

Dietary Supplements

Are dietary supplements any good for you?  If so, how much and how often should you take them?

The article Dietary Supplements: Physician Knowledge and Adverse Event Reporting
explores the use and sometimes misuse of dietary supplements and the effects on our health.

The full article is available to access from this month's online journal Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, issue: volume 45(1), January 2013, p 23–28.

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Restricted Opening Hours Wed 16th January

The Library will have restricted opening hours on Wednesday 16th January-
 opening in the afternoon from 2pm-5pm only. 
It will be closed Wednesday morning and evening to facilitate training.

Normal term time opening hours will resume on Thursday 17th January.

Thursday, 3 January 2013

Happy New Year!

Welcome back into a new term and a new year.
The Yeats Library has resumed normal term time opening hours from today, Thursday 3rd January.
So it will be open late tonight until 9pm,  9am-5pm tomorrow Friday and 10am-2pm on Saturday.

The regular late openings of 9am-9pm Mon-Thurs, begin on Monday 7th January.