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Guide for Retired Staff

Library facilities for retired staff

The library offers enhanced loan and study facilities to retired members of staff.

Library resources and services include:

  • Journals
  • Subject librarians
  • Subject specific online resources
  • Inter-library loans

A network login is required to access library online resources both on and off campus. For example:

  • Exam papers
  • Your account
  • Renew and request books

Library catalogue

Using the library web catalogue you can check what books, journals, DVDs, student projects etc. the library holds. It tells you whether an item is in stock, if it is on loan, how many copies are available and where it is shelved.

Borrowing entitlements

  • General collection—20 items for 6 weeks
  • Short loan/reference/theses collection—cannot be borrowed
  • 2 DVDs —3 days

Items may be renewed twice.


The library has a collection of more than 200 print journals and also provides access to over 9000 electronic journals or e-journals. A listing of all our journals in print is available by browsing title(s) from the alphabetical listing

Wifi Access

External users can apply to be set up with wifi access when in the Library. It takes about two weeks after they hand in the application. Contact the library

Subject librarians

Subject specific guides and resources are available through the library website. These guides are maintained by a subject librarian. You can access them using the links below:

If you wish to suggest the addition of resources please contact the subject librarian for the relevant subject.

Subject Librarians can assist you with your Research, particularly in terms of search strategies and with identifying appropriate information sources relevant to your subject.

Inter library loans

Materials not held in our own library may be requested through our inter-library loans service. 

This material may be requested online from the library homepage by clicking on inter library loans page.

Select the appropriate type of material e.g book, article and fill out the details on the form accurately.

The website will search a number of library online resources as well as ITT Dublin library catalogue and the catalogue of all other Institutes of Technology.

If the material is available you will be guided to where it is located, otherwise the results will indicate availability in other libraries, there will be a link to search the internet and finally you will be prompted to submit an ILL form.

You will require your library PIN before you can submit an inter library loan.

Please email any queries to:

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Please email any queries to:

Planning and producing theses and dissertations

Get a feel for previous work done in your field by looking at the theses available in the library. You will find student projects, dissertations and theses in the reference area of the library, these are available for library use only. The library has a number of guides on research and thesis production. Please consult the library catalogue for further details on specific titles.

Writing styles

When producing your research work, you should adhere to a particular writing style. Please liaise with your department to see which style they use. Please ensure you consult our writing styles guide on this website.

Useful websites

The following sites should help in writing your thesis:

Citing sources:

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