Thursday, 17 December 2015

New homes for old books - Better World Books
Better World Books is a type B Corporation which "uses the power of books to solve social and environmental problems".
This is achieved by reselling discarded or donated books and using the funds to support international literacy programs.

Yeats Library is one of 4,000 libraries, colleges and bookstores using Better World Books as a sustainable method for dealing with discarded books while also supporting literacy initiatives worldwide.
This week seven more boxes of discarded books were sent from the library to Better World Books to find new homes and contribute towards literacy.

Monday, 7 December 2015

12 Educational Apps

Have you registered for the 12 Apps of Christmas?

Lots of interesting learning apps unwrapped each day and prizes to be won!

For more information go to

Friday, 13 November 2015

Earth Building Conference 13th-14th November


Earth Building Conference in IT Sligo starting today with talks, field trips and workshops running over the next two days.

For more details see Earth Building Ireland 2015 in Sligo.

Monday, 9 November 2015

Science Week Lectures

Design Your Future lunchtime and evening lectures
Monday 9th - Friday 13th November.

Topics covered range from Rocket Science to Earth Building, Ancient Honey Remedies to Modern Pharmaceuticals and from Blackholes to Birdart - all in one week!

12 Apps of Christmas

DIT are running the 12 Apps of Christmas for a second year.

This project explores 'the role mobile apps can play in helping students personalise their learning'. Each day from 1st December a new app is 'unwrapped' for you to discover.

For more information go to

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Science Fair

IT Sligo Science Fair is on this Sunday 8th Novemeber from 2-5pm
Check out the full schedule of events - there is
something for everyone!

Friday, 30 October 2015

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Student ID Cards Now Available!

The ID Card system is up and running again!  Anyone who is waiting on a card to be printed please call to the library.
Student ID Cards for Online Learners who have uploaded their photos are being processed and will be posted out accordingly.

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Ebooks available

Did you know that the library has access to over 85,000 full text ebooks via the database ebrary?
Ebooks make online researching more flexible as they can be accessed  via any computer or mobile device wherever and whenever suits. With ebrary you can set up a personal online bookshelf to browse in your own time.

Getting started with ebrary is easy so why not try it today!

All of the ebooks from ebrary are incorporated into the Summon search on the library homepage (see Ask Us for FAQs on ebrary).

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Online Learners - Student ID Cards

There is currently a delay with the posting out of ID cards to Online Learners due to a problem with the ID Card System. 
You will need to have a photo uploaded on the system in order for a card to be printed.
For details on how to do this see: Guidelines on how to upload your student photograph
If you have any queries, please contact Geraldine Fahey 071 91 37342 or the Ask Us Help Desk

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Notice-Student ID Cards

There is a problem with the ID card system.
Student ID cards will not be printed until further notice.

Staff Welcome

Welcome back to all staff at the start of this new academic year.
The Yeats Library website has had a few changes over the summer one of which was the development of our online helpdesk Ask Us.

Information queries no matter how big or small can be directed through the Ask Us tab on the right of the homepage. 
This is our one stop shop for all information queries. Browse the topics listed or search the frequently asked questions (FAQs) for answers to your query, for example Library support for academic staff .

Of course you can always contact us by email, telephone ext. 7339 or pop in to the information desk.
Yeats Library here to support your academic endeavors.

Monday, 14 September 2015

Welcome Back

The Yeats Library would like to welcome back all students after the holidays. This year you don't have to get a new student card as the one from last year remains valid until the end of your course. If you have changed course or lost your ID card then call to Rooms 4 & 5 in the Social Learning Zone (lower ground floor) to get a replacement. ID cards will be available from 10.00am-12.00pm and 2.00pm-4.00pm.

Thursday, 10 September 2015

Student ID Cards for New Online Learners

Welcome to all the new online learners!
Induction is to take place tomorrow Friday 11th September starting in the Knocknarea Arena at 8.45am.

Student ID Cards will be available to collect from 10.00am in Rooms 4 & 5 of the Library Social Learning Zone, lower ground floor (turn right after main reception, entrance doors are on the right past the stairs).

For those of you not attending induction on campus tomorrow.details on how to get your student ID card posted out to you are available here.

Monday, 7 September 2015

First Year Student ID Cards

Student ID Cards will be available from 10.00am to 4.30pm, Tuesday 8th September in rooms 4 & 5 of the Social Learning Social
(lower ground floor of the library).

Induction 2015

Welcome first years to Yeats Library!

The following Induction Events are taking place in the lower ground floor of the library (Social Learning Zone) on Monday 7th and Tuesday 8th September:

Social Zone Room 1:              Registration Queries
Social Zone Room 2:              SUSI Support Desk (Monday only)
Social Zone Room 3:              IT Services Helpdesk
Social Zone Computers:        Online registration & International student registration
Entry via doors behind college main reception. 

Monday, 10 August 2015

Photo Exhibition -Scenes from 19th Century Sligo

O'Connell Street, formerly Knox Street
Yeats Library, IT Sligo invites you to step back in time and see the people, the streets and popular landmarks of Sligo as it was nearly 150 years ago.

A photographic exhibition from the National Library of Ireland Digital Collections will be launched on Tuesday, 11th August at 5.15 pm in the Social Zone (lower ground floor) of the Yeats Library.

There will be brief introduction to the exhibition with teas/coffees provided. All are welcome.

Tuesday, 16 June 2015


Cover Image
Today is Bloomsday.
For anyone up for a challenging summer read we have a copy of Ulysses available for borrowing in the fiction section of the Quiet Zone.
Alternatively, if you would like to learn more about the life and works of James Joyce there is plenty of material available both in online and print formats via the library Summon Search. 

Friday, 12 June 2015

Sligo 150 Years Ago

Market Cross
W.B. Yeats was born on 13th June, 1865 in Dublin. He was an internationally renowned poet, author, playwright, senator and was the first Irish person to win a Nobel Prize for Literature in 1923. 
Sligo had a major influence on the Yeats family which was reflected in W.B.'s literary works and also in his brother Jack’s paintings.
The Yeats Library is currently hosting an exhibition of photographs of Sligo from the latter half of the 19th century when the Yeats family would have visited the area regularly. The photographs were taken by William Lawrence and Robert French and are part of the National Library of Ireland Digital Collections.
The photographs are on display in the Social Zone (lower ground floor) of the Library. 
So why not step back in time and see the people, the streets and popular landmarks of the town as it was 150 years ago.

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Summer Opening Times

Term time opening hours will remain in place until June 17th:

Monday-Friday 9.00-21.00
Saturday 10.00-14.00

From June 17th out of term opening hours will apply:
Monday-Friday 9.00-17.00 
Saturday Closed

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Prince of Wales Visit

IT Sligo welcomed the Prince of Wales earlier today.

He spoke with students and staff as he visited exhibitions by the Science and Architecture Departments.

Check out the college Facebook page for more photos of the visit.

Monday, 18 May 2015


Best of luck with the exams!

The library opening hours will remain as normal until Friday 29th May after which they will change to out of term times: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm.

Thursday, 7 May 2015

Poetry Day

Poetry Ireland - √Čigse √Čireann
Today is Poetry Day Ireland and to celebrate why not read a favourite poem or try something new for the day that is in it, see Pocket Poems from Poetry Ireland for a selection.
Keeping it local, here is a poem from W.B. Yeats:

Red Hanrahan's Song About Ireland 
by William Butler Yeats (1865-1939)

The old brown thorn-trees break in two high over Cummen Strand, 
Under a bitter black wind that blows from the left hand; 
Our courage breaks like an old tree in a black wind and dies, 
But we have hidden in our hearts the flame out of the eyes 
Of Cathleen, the daughter of Houlihan. 
The wind has bundled up the clouds high over Knocknarea, 
And thrown the thunder on the stones for all that Maeve can say. 
Angers that are like noisy clouds have set our hearts abeat; 
But we have all bent low and low and kissed the quiet feet 
Of Cathleen, the daughter of Houlihan. 
The yellow pool has overflowed high up on Clooth-na-Bare, 
For the wet winds are blowing out of the clinging air; 
Like heavy flooded waters our bodies and our blood; 
But purer than a tall candle before the Holy Rood
Is Cathleen, the daughter of Houlihan.

Thursday, 23 April 2015

World Book & Copyright Day

Today is UNESCO World Book & Copyright Day - a day to recognise the important role books and the written word has in our education and throughout our lives.

To find out more check out World Book & Copyright Day

Monday, 23 March 2015

Easter Opening Times

Sat 28th March                                       10.00-14.00
Mon 30th March -Thurs 2nd April                9.00-17.00
Tues 7th-Fri 10th April                              9.00-17.00
Sat 11th April                                         10.00-14.00

Closed for Easter from Fri 3rd April-Mon 6th April
Regular opening times resume on Mon 13th April.

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Irish Newspaper Archive - Database trial

ActivePaper Archive logo image
The Irish Newspaper Archive database gives access to a wide range of articles from Irish newspapers dating from 1738.

Yeats Library currently has a trial of this database set up which will run until 30th April.
Access to this trial is available through the Irish Newspaper Trial link on the Library homepage
Any comments on the product should be emailed to

Monday, 16 March 2015

St. Patrick's Day

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Yeats Library will be closed on 17th March after which normal opening hours will resume for the rest of the week.
Wednesday 18th March:            09.00-21.00
Thursday 19th March:               09.00-21.00
Friday 20th March:                   09.00-17.00
Saturday 21st March:               10.00-14.00

Monday, 23 February 2015

Kitwe Art Exhibition

Yeats Library, IT Sligo in association with 
The Happy Planet One World Student Society 
invites you to the official opening of 

An exhibition of paintings by Zambian Artists 
from the Sligo Kitwe Cooperation Link Collection

to take place in the Social Zone (lower ground floor), Yeats Library on Tuesday 24 February at 5.30 pm.
The collection has been donated to IT Sligo by the Sligo Kitwe Cooperation Link, an organisation that has worked with communities in Kitwe in the Copperbelt of Northern Zambia.

Friday, 23 January 2015

Website Update - off campus database access

From January 2015 off campus database access requires your college logon (same logon as Moodle) instead of the library password.
Your library password is still required for exam paper access and renewing books online.
If you have difficulties please e-mail

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Changes to Room Booking System!

Changes have been made to the booking system for study rooms to cope with demand for time slots.
From January 2015, room bookings will be restricted to 4 time slots per day, that is four half hour sessions, giving 2 hours max. per person. 
Future bookings will now extend to as far as one month in advance.
This is to make the system fairer to everyone, so that the rooms are not block booked but usable in small slots by everyone.

Student ID cards for Exams

If you have exams this week and don't have your student ID card yet - don't panic.
All you need to do is upload your photo to Moodle and send an email request to to get your student card posted out to you.
See previous post How to upload your student photograph for guidelines on how to do this.
However, if you do not have your ID card in time for an exam or for some reason forget it, please bring some form of photographic ID with you, either Passport or Driving Licence, along with your student number.

Best of luck!