If you wish to borrow books from the Library, you must bring the book and your ID card to the Issue Desk. You will not be allowed to borrow without your ID card. Most books, except those marked "Reference" and "Library Use Only", may be borrowed. Periodicals, Dissertations and Student Projects must only be used in the LibraryThere are different types of loans available:
Borrowing entitlements are as follows:
|Borrower Type||Number of Items||Loan Length|
|Staff||Full-Time Academic||20||90 days, 1 week, 1 day|
|Part Time Academic||10||90 days, 1 week, 1 day|
|Other||6||2 weeks, 1 week, 1 day|
|Full-time Undergraduate||6||2 weeks, 1 week, 1 day|
|Part-time Undergraduate||6||2 weeks, 1 week, 1 day|
|Postgraduate||10||2 weeks, 1 week, 1 day (but may vary by individual course)|
Did you know you can now visit any DIT campus Library or ITT (Tallaght) Library with your ITB student or staff card?
On production of your ITB student or staff card, you may visit any of these libraries and use their print materials for reference purposes. No letter of introduction is required. While you are there, you may also access ITB Library's online databases using Eduroam on your own mobile device, laptop, mobile phone etc. Some terms and conditions apply! Books may not be borrowed and the Library may refuse admission during busy times, for example during exams.
Staff/students can also gain access to other Institute of Technology libraries (Partner libraries), excluding DIT, by obtaining a reader card from the Library Circulation Desk. This is for reference purposes only. Staff/students may also be granted access to other college libraries if the information they require is not available through the Library in ITB. This access is for one specific day and for reference purposes only. Requests must be made in person to the Librarian, whereupon a letter of introduction may be given. This letter must be presented to the librarian in the other college library.
ITB Alumni have reading rights (reference only) to the Institute Library at no charge. There is a charge of 80 euro per annum for borrowing rights. Graduates who wish to use the Library will need to download and complete the following form, and return it to the Library with any payments. Please download the form here
It is stated in the Student Charter that each student in the Institute will be treated as an adult and, as such, are expected to behave in a responsible adult manner, respecting the rights of others. This is further emphasised in the Appropriate Behaviour Charter. This, of course, also applies in the Library and the following regulations aim to ensure that the Library is a comfortable environment for all, which is conducive to study.
1. You must hold a current Institute staff/student ID card to enter the Library, use the facilities and to borrow Library materials. This card must be produced if requested by a member of Library staff.
2. There are designated group study, quiet study and silent study areas in the Library. Noise levels are self-monitoring e.g. if a user is talking in the silent study area, then it is up to the users who have been disturbed to ask that user to move to a group study area. Anyone who continues to disturb others can be asked to leave the Library.
3.There must be no eating or drinking (apart from water in pull-up top bottles) in the Library.
4. Talking on mobile phones, or phones ringing in the Library, is strictly forbidden. They must be set to silent mode. There is an on-the-spot fine of €5 if a mobile rings or if a student is talking on their mobile.
5. If you wish to borrow from the Library you must bring the item and your ID card to the Issue Desk, or use the self-service system. The self-service system can also be used to return books. There is a security system in operation in the Library, so before leaving, ensure that all items have been checked out properly, otherwise a fine of €5 will be imposed.
6. Users have full responsibility for all Library materials borrowed on their ID card.
7. An item must be returned immediately if recalled by the Librarian. Failure to return Library materials
will initially result in a fine, then suspension of borrowing rights and the replacement cost of the materials being incurred by the user.
8. Theft or the defacing of Library property is a serious offence and will be dealt with in the strictest possible manner.
9. Study places may not be reserved in the Library.
10. External users of the Library must first consult with the Librarian for details of membership.
11. It is most important to comply with Copyright regulations. Please observe notices at all photocopiers. Internet access is available to all students of the Institute, however anyone found to be abusing this facility e.g. accessing inappropriate sites, will have their access denied.
NB. All e-mail correspondence from the Library is to student e-mail accounts (e.g. B00000000@student.itb.ie). There is no correspondence to any other e-mail address. It is students' responsibility to check their student e-mail regularly. Library users who breach any of the above regulations will be liable to a withdrawal of services and other disciplinary measures.