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Guide for Post-Graduate Students


The library offers enhanced loan and study facilities to postgraduate students. Your ID card acts as your library card and you will need this to access the library and borrow books.

Library resources

Your TU Dublin - Tallaght Campus network log in is used for accessing all the library's online services.
These include:

  • Your library record / account for checking due dates, managing lists,
    submitting suggestions, tagging titles etc.
  • Online databases
  • Online journals
  • Find IT search
  • Exam papers
  • Requesting books
  • Submitting Inter Library Loans
  • Booking a research consultation

Go to the library home page and go to" Log in". Use your TU Dublin - Tallaght Campus network ID
Username: your student number (e.g., x000987123)
Password: your Moodle password


Library catalogue

Using the library catalogue you can check what books, journals, videos, 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—15 items for 1 week. 22 automatic renewals unless recalled.
  • Short loan collection— 4 items for 3 days. No renewal.
  • DVD collection — 4 items for 3 days. 2 automatic renewals unless recalled.
  • There is a suspension system for overdue books.
    1 day suspension per day for each general collection item overdue.
    5 days suspension per day for each short loan item overdue.
    You will be unable to borrow items/books if you have anything overdue. When the overdue items/books are returned the suspension days will then begin.

Online databases

The library provides access to a wide range of electronic databases. For a listing of these and guidelines on how to search them please go to the Databases A-Z link on the library homepage.


The library has a collection of more than 100 print journals and also provides access to over 30,000 electronic journals or e-journals. To search library journals go to the Journals and EBooks and Databases A-Z list link or the “Find IT” search box on the library homepage.

Older print journal issues are located in storage and you will need to complete a journal retrieval form at the library desk. Search the library catalogue for journal titles to see what is

Subject librarians

Subject specific guides and resources are available through the library website. These guides are maintained by a subject librarian and can be accessed 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 the link to inter library loans.

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 TU Dublin - Tallaght Campus 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.

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 silent study area on the ground floor 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 in this area.

Searching the catalogues of other libraries

You can search the catalogues of other academic and public libraries here 

Accessing other libraries

You can visit other libraries using the ALCID card, or by getting a letter of introduction from the library at TU Dublin Tallaght.
For more information click here

Other guides for postgraduates

There are a number of other useful guides for postgraduates available in print and electronically.

For print copies please ask at the library desk.

For electronic copies visit the guides page on the library website

Some useful guides for postgraduates are:

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