Saturday, 6 December 2014

Extended Opening Hours

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
The end of this term is Friday 12th December. To facilitate students studying for exams, the Library will open late the following week Mon 15th-Thurs 18th December.
It will also be open Saturdays 13th and 20th of December and 3rd Jan, 2015 from 10am-2pm.

Out of term extended opening hours:
Saturday 13th December                                    10am-2pm
Monday 15th-Thursday 18th December              9am-9pm (late opening)
Friday 19th December                                          9am-5pm
Saturday 20th December                                    10am-2pm
Mon 22nd-Tues 23rd December                          9am-5pm

Friday 3rd January 2015                                       9am-5pm
Saturday 4th January 2015                                 10am-2pm

Regular opening times, including late opening, resumes from Monday 5th Jan, 2015

Monday, 17 November 2014

Library Week- Assignment Focus

 Endnote WebThis week is National Library Week and the theme this year is 'Open for Business'. Yeats Library is 'open for business' with the focus this week on  resources to help you through your assignments such as Summon searching,  Endnote Web and assignment support guides available on Yeats Library Moodle page.

Drop-in labs for Endnote Web will be available from Mon-Wed at lunchtimes, 1.10-1.50pm,
in room B1041 and there will be a pop-desk on the corridor with guides on getting started with your assignment.

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Science Week 9th-16th Nov

Science Week takes place this week promoting how we use science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) in our everyday lives.
The schedule of lectures for Science Week is as follows:

Tuesday 11th November
1pm, Ireland’s Weather: A Journey through Time -Evelyn Cusack, Deputy Head of Forecasting, Met Éireann and Radio/TV weather broadcaster
7.30pm, Botox: One of the World’s Most Versatile Medicines-Carmel Keane, Allergan Ltd

Wednesday 12th November
1-2pm, Nature Walk at IT Sligo Campus – Michael Casey, IT Sligo and Michael Bell, BirdWatch Ireland (the Fish Monument at 1pm)
7.30pm, Accident, Suicide or Homicide – Dr Michael Curtis, Deputy State Pathologist

Thursday 13th November
7.30pm Infomar: Mapping our Marine to Manage Our Future -Thomas Furey, Joint Infomar Programme Manager, Marine Institute

Friday 14th November
7.30pm, The Reintroduction of Birds of Prey in Ireland - Lorcan O’Toole, Golden Eagle Trust and BirdWatch Ireland.

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Literature Review Week - Now Available

Please click HERE to view the talks listed below from Literature Review Week which took place from Oct 20th-23rd.

Topics covered included:
Plagiarism in Lit Reviews: a tricky path by Perry Share Head of School of Business & Social Sciences
Turnitin by Brian Coll, Lecturer in School of Engineering & Design
Tidy your wardrobe! Writing your Literature Review by Louis Mc Manus, Lecturer in Art from School of Engineering & Design
Tools & tips for your study life by Fiona Fox & Áine Meehan, Yeats Library

Thursday, 30 October 2014


Congratulations to all who are graduating at the IT Sligo
conferring ceremonies today and tomorrow.

Well done & best of luck with your chosen careers.

Monday, 20 October 2014

Literature Review Week 20-22 October 2014

Don't miss Literature Review Week 20-22 October 2014:

Monday 20th
C1002 1-2pm Computer lab session – EndNote Web
C1006 3pm – Plagiarism: Perry Share
A0006 4pm – Turnitin: Brian Coll

Tuesday 21st
C1002 12.30-1.30 Computer lab session – EndNote Web
C1004 4pm – Writing your literature review: Louis McManus

Wednesday 22nd
B2046 12.30-1.30 Computer lab session – EndNote Web
C1006 4pm - Tools and tips for your lit review: Áine Meehan and Fiona Fox, Yeats Library

All students are invited to attend our talks and practical lab sessions. Additional support and handouts will be available from our pop-up helpdesk in the School of Business and Social Sciences each day.

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Kindle Winner!

Nollaig Casey collecting her
new Kindle from Lisa Moore
Yeats Library

Thanks to everyone who entered the Library Kindle E-reader Competition.
The draw took place on Friday last, 27th September, and the winner was Nollaig Casey, 1st year Social Care Practice.
Congratulations Nollaig!

Monday, 29 September 2014

Monday, 22 September 2014

Opening hours

Library opening hours for the new term are:

Monday-Thursday    9.00 am - 9.00 pm
Friday                       9.00 am - 5.00 pm
Saturday                  10.00 am - 2.00 pm

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

Friday, 12 September 2014

How to upload your Student Photograph

If, as a student, you haven’t logged into a PC or laptop in the Institute before or if you haven’t successfully logged into Moodle at, then carry out the following instructions to reset your login password;

1. Go to
2. Select the Online Services menu.
3. Select the second option, Change Password.
4. Enter the following login details:

a. Username: CAMPUS\Student ID {e.g. CAMPUS\S00012345}
b. Old password: {Your Date of Birth in the format DDMMYYYY with no / or - in between DD, MM or YYYY}
c. New password: Must at least 6 characters long and can be mixture of numbers and letters.
d. Confirm new password: Re-enter your new password here.
e. Select OK.

Once you have setup your new login password then carry out the following instructions to upload your student photograph;

1. Go back to
2. Enter your Student ID in the Username field (without the CAMPUS\ prefix) and your new login password in the Password field.
3. Under the Online Users section on the left hand side of the homepage, click on your name.
4. On the Profile page, click on the Edit Profile tab.
5. On the Edit Profile page, scroll to the Picture of section.
6. In the New Picture field, browse to the location of your student photograph and choose the Open button. For reference regarding the format of the photograph and Terms of Use of the system, please see click here.
7. Scroll to the button of the Edit Profile page and choose the Update Profile button.
8. Inform the IT Sligo library that you have uploaded your photograph by emailing:

Welcome Online & Distance Learning First Years!

Registration for Online & Distance Learning students is taking place today so welcome to all of you starting a new course of study.
Student ID Cards will be available to collect from 8.15am this morning in Rooms 4 & 5 of the Social Zone (Lower Ground Floor) of the Library (entrance to the right off the main foyer after reception).

If you are unable to attend the registration today or don't have time to get your card then you can upload your photo online via the Online Learners page on your Moodle account and we will post your ID card out to you:

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Kindle Competition for First Years

To welcome all first years, the Library is running a competition with the prize of an Amazon Kindle to be won.
You can pick up an entry form when collecting your student ID Card and drop the completed entry form into the competition box at the Library Information Desk.
The draw will take place on Friday 26th September.

Good luck!

Monday, 8 September 2014

Welcome First Years!

Welcome to all first years who are beginning their studies in IT Sligo this week.
Induction is taking place on Monday and Tuesday with Registration and SUSI Helpdesks available in the Social Learning Zone of the Library.
The printing of student ID cards will also take place here in Rooms 4 & 5.

Don't forget to pick up your Yeats Library Brochure when you get your ID card.


Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Sligo Gaelic Heritage & Folklore Event

The library is hosting 3 mini-lectures on Sligo's Gaelic Heritage & Folklore to take place on Thursday 14th Aug @ 17.00  in Lecture Theatre A0006 (across from Social Zone entrance, lower ground floor).

Topics & Speakers:

Late medieval writings featuring the Book of Ballymote
Michael Gleeson, student of BSc (Hons) Archaeology, IT Sligo

Irish folklore and the seasons
Bríd Ní Dhonnchú, current staff member, IT Sligo

History of the Barytes mining in Benbulben
Gerry Foley, retired lecturer from School of Engineering, IT Sligo

This is a free event, all are welcome.

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Book exhibition on Sligo's Gaelic Heritage

To coincide with the Fleadh  this week the library is running an exhibition on Sligo's Gaelic Hertiage with items from the Special Collections such as the 19th century facsimile editions of Irish medieval manuscripts: The Book of Leinster, The Book of the Dun Cow and The Book of Ballymote.
Also works by two Gaelic scholars Tadhg Connellan (1770-1854) and Owen Connellan (1797-1871) both from Sligo.

The exhibition is open 9am-5pm, 11th-18th August in the Library Social Learning Zone (lower ground floor). 

Monday, 11 August 2014

Busy week!

The Fleadh has come to Sligo!
For a list of all events including those taking place on campus, check out the official Fleadh website.

Of course it's business as normal for those attending repeat exams which also start this week, so best of luck to all.

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Dermot Healy (1947-2014)

Sligo is in sadness this week after the unexpected death of the great literary figure Dermot Healy, (1947-2014). He was a renowned poet, playwright and novelist who had made Sligo his home for the past twenty years, drawing inspiration from the sea.
Some of his most famous works are available from the library including:
A goat's songLondon : Panther, 1997.
The bend for home, London : Harvill, 1997. 1st U.S. ed.
The reed bed, Oldcastle, County Meath : Gallery, 2001. (Collection of poetry)
What the hammer, Oldcastle, Co. Meath : Gallery Press, 1998. (Collection of poetry)

Friday, 13 June 2014

Yeats Day

Today is Yeats Day, the 149th birthday of W.B. Yeats.
To coincide with the visit to Sligo of Her Excellency, Radhika Lal Lokesh, the Indian Ambassador to Ireland for this occasion, an exhibition on ‘Yeats and influences from India’ is currently on display in the Social Zone of the library.
Works dispalyed include:
The Post Office: a play by Rabindranath Tagore (Nobel prize winner from 1913),
The Ten Principle Upanishads (Indian Scriptures) by W.B. Yeats and Shri Purohit Swami, as well as books from Anne Yeats private collection on Indian Art (one signed).

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Summer Opening

The exams may be over but for anyone who is researching over the summer months the library will be open from Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm.
For the latest items added to the library catalogue take a look at the
Have a lovely summer!

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Accessing journal articles and databases

The library has access to thousands of articles via several database subscriptions.
When searching for an article you can search via the Summon search box on the library homepage or if you want to search a specific database e.g. Science Direct, click on the Database tab on the library homepage and scroll down the list of databases for the one you require.
For more information on databases go to Databases Electronic Resources.

To acccess any of the library's online resources including e-journals,
e-books and databases, you will be asked to log in using your IT Sligo student number and your library password. Please read the Library Password Help guide for details on setting up your library password.

Copies of print articles available in the library, may be requested if not available online. The requested article will be posted to you on receipt of a completed Copyright Declaration Form.  Contact Geraldine Fahey for more details or Library Support.


Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Interlending and Document Supply

On occasion, a book or journal article you require will not available from the stock of the Yeats Library.
However, it can be requested from another library for you through our interlending and document supply service.
Please see the Interlending and Document Supply page for more details.

Online learners -when your book arrives at the Yeats Library it will be posted out to you - see the Online Learners webpage for more details.

Friday, 16 May 2014

Online Helpdesk

If you are experiencing difficulties with any of our online resources such as databases or ebooks please contact us or email the library helpdesk:

CUA Borrowing books from CUA and Athlone IT Libraries

The libraries of the Connaught Ulster Alliance and Athlone Institute of Technology have set up the following reciprocal borrowing agreement.

Staff and students from IT Sligo may visit the libraries of the following institutions and borrow two items for one week from their normal borrowing collections:
  • Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT)
  • Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT)
  • Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT)
If you wish to visit and borrow books from these libraries please complete the online form
Application Form.
You will be contacted by email when your borrowing service has been set up in the host library.
Search CUA Alliance and Athlone's Catalogues

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Exam Time

Extended opening during exam time:

Yeats Library will be open until 7.00 pm on Friday 16th and Friday 23rd May 
and will open from 9.00 am - 2.00 pm on Saturday 17th and Saturday 24th May.

Best of luck to all of you doing exams

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

World Book and Copyright Day (+World Book Night)

Today is International Day of the Book or World Book and Copyright Day. This UNESCO event is to celebrate and promote reading  throughout the world and also create copyright law awareness. Copyright is an intellectual property giving authors/creators exclusive rights to their own original works.
"Our goal is clear – to encourage authors and artists and to ensure that more women and men benefit from literacy and accessible formats, because books are our most powerful forces of poverty eradication and peace building. "Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO
April 23rd is celebrated in Spain as the Day of the Rose where traditionally roses were exchanged as gifts. To mark the death of the famous Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes who died on this day 1926, the roses were replaced with books as a gifts. This is where the tradition of exchanging books to encourage reading on World Book Day and World Book Night came about. The date April 23rd also marks the births of the following international authors Maurice Druon (French), Haldor K.Laxness (Icelandic), Vladimir Nabokov (Russian) and the deaths of Josep Pla (Spanish), Miguel de Cervantes, and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega (both Spanish). Most notably April 23rd is also the date of the birth and death of William Shakespeare.

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Easter Opening Times

Out of term opening times for the Easter break:  

Sat 12th April                      10.00-14.00
Mon 14th-Thurs 17th April    9.00-17.00
Tues 22nd-Fri 25th April       9.00-17.00

Closed Sat 26th April           10.00-14.00

Normal opening times resume Mon 28th April

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Young Archaeologists Conference at IT Sligo

The Association of Young Archaeologists of Ireland (AYAI) are holding their annual conference in IT Sligo this weekend from 28th -30th March.

Papers to be presented cover a wide area of archaeological interest from research on the local archaeological site of Knocknarea to international sites of the Iberian Peninsula and Siberia.

This event is free to attend.
For more information or to register for the conference click here

Thursday, 13 March 2014

St. Patricks Day

Yeats Library opening times this weekend:

Open Saturday, 15th March, from 10am-2pm
Closed Bank Holiday Monday, 17th March

"Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Daoibh"

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Seachtain na Gaeilge 2014

Seanfhocail na hÉireann - Old Irish Sayings:

Eochair feasa foghlaim - Learning is the key to knowledge
Beatha teanga í a labhairt - The life of a language is to speak it

Why not try a few words as Gaeilge this week to celebrate the Irish language during Seachtain na Gaeilge:

Conas atá tú? - How are you? 
Tá mé go maith - I am fine                
Go raibh maith agat - Thank you              
Slán - Goodbye      
There are more seanfhocail on display at the library information desk.

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Book launch in the library on World Book Day!

front coverNegotiating Legitimacy - Rituals and Reflection in Schools
by Robert Hamm

A book launch for the above title will take place in the Library Social Zone this evening, 6th March, at 5.30pm.

A brief overview of the book by the author:
The book has been published on the basis of my research project on reflection processes of primary school teachers. The research was carried out between 2010 and 2013 and there has been an abundance of material collected during the project. In the book I have condensed certain elements of the research:
- a comprehensive overview on theory of rituals in school,
- the suggestion to ask questions not of rituals, but of the actors in rituals,
- the importance to understand reflection as a social act and negotiation of legitimacy of defining, articulating and shaping reality,
- the problem of critically reflecting on ritual practices in institutional contexts,
- the need for critical questions as a route to consciously enacting alternatives.
There is also a webpage set up where you can find further information on the book and the
All are welcome to attend this informal event.

World Book Day

Today is World Book Day, a day in which the reading of books is celebrated and encouraged throughout Ireland and the UK.

Are there many books in your house unread?
A survey published today in the British Telegraph found that Half of books in homes remain unread.
Time to start reading...

Monday, 10 February 2014

Engineers Week 2014

This week is Engineers Week!
Keep up to date with what’s happening in the world of engineering through the following online subscriptions from the library:

Journals from the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Virtual Library:
Online databases:
(You will need your student/staff number and library password to access the above subscriptions)

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Practice Journal - arts practice with children and young people

logoPractice Journal is about 'Promoting professional arts practice with children and young people'. It features the latest on art and education legislation, as well as articles on national and international art projects for children.
The journal is published annually in Sligo by Kids Own Publishing Partnership Ltd.

The fourth edition of Practice Journal is now available for reference from the print journals display area on the Infozone.

Thursday, 23 January 2014

New ScienceDirect Release - Favorites and Quick Links need to be bookmarked or saved!

New ScienceDirect release which affects you.

On Saturday 1 February, a new release of ScienceDirect will be launched with some changes that will affect you if you are currently registered as a user of ScienceDirect and have, within the last year, made use of the Favorites and Quick Links functions on the homepage.
The new release of ScienceDirect will remove these features from the homepage. We encourage you to bookmark or otherwise save any favorite and quick links that you have created. Your links will no longer be available from the homepage after the release.

What you need to do
Sign in to ScienceDirect prior to Saturday 1 February and bookmark or otherwise save any of the links that you want to keep.

Friday, 17 January 2014

Competition! Name the new CUA Institutional Repository and win a Kindle!

 The Connacht Ulster Alliance (GMIT, IT Sligo and Letterkenny IT) will launch their new Institutional Repository in February and is looking for a catchy name. An institutional repository is a digital collection of work by staff and students of an institute. This usually includes journal articles, conference reports, theses and dissertations. The new name could be an acronym, like NUIG’s Access to Research At NUI Galway (ARAN) or Trinity’s Access to Research Archive (TARA). The competition is open to the students and staff of all the CUA institutes. The closing date is Wednesday 19th February 2014 - send your entries to Good luck!

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Archaeology Ireland

The winter issue of Archaeology Ireland features an article by Dr Marion Dowd (School of Science) on the contribution of non-archaeologists to the field of archaeology, in particular that of Jack Coleman.
Coleman, from Co. Cork, was an avid caver for nearly forty years and his field notes and research are of great importance for Irish Speleology and archaeology.
The article is available from Archaeology Ireland, Winter 2013, vol.27 no.4 on display in  the Science journals shelving area of the Information Zone.