Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Grangegorman Library Christmas Opening Hours

Grangegorman Library Christmas 

Opening Hours 2016/2017

Remember you can access  Online Resources 24/7

Every year the University Library in Olsztyn creates a unique Christmas tree. 

This year the Floating Christmas Tree is made from Library Catalogue cards.

Watch it here The Floating Christmas Tree

Thursday, 24 November 2016

One of Fashions Best Kept Secrets

The Design Library has the world's largest and best organised collections of documentary fabrics, original paintings, wallpapers, embroideries and yarn dyes. It's US collection is vast, held across a 12,000 square foot loft in a converted fabric mill in New York’s Hudson Valley, where over 7 million examples of textiles, wallpapers, pattern books and embroideries are stored. In London, its building is more modest, situated just off Oxford Street, but its collection is still eye-popping, including samples of designs stretching back to the 18th century and from all over the world.

The Design Library is not open to the public but is used extensively by fashion designers and is the professional source for surface design, clients are fashion, home, packaging and paper industries.

Check out their website and take a tour below http://www.design-library.com
Reserve your copy of Inside the Design Library by Peter Koepke in Grangegorman Library.


Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Hope you didn't have too scary a weekend! Back to normal here in the library at Grangegorman.
Our opening hours are: 9:30 - 9:30 Monday to Thursday, 9:30 - 5:15 on Friday, and Saturdays from 10am - 5pm.

Why not drop in and catch up on that study you've meaning to do?
Or use one of our Group Study Rooms to work on a project together?
Or even browse through our books and journals and find that vital bit of information you've been missing...

The library staff are always here to help, so call into the library- you never know what you might find!

Monday, 24 October 2016

October Bank Holiday 2016

The library at Grangegorman will be closed this Saturday the 29th of October, and Monday the 31st of October for the Halloween bank holiday.
We will be back open on Tuesday the 1st of November as normal. Our opening hours are Monday- Thursday 9:30-9:30, Friday 9:30-5:15, and Saturday 10-5pm.
Please check our website for any updates on our opening hours.

Happy Halloween, and have a great (but spooky) bank holiday weekend!

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Children and the Arts- Landmark Arts Council/ESRI study

A joint Arts Council/ESRI study based on the Growing Up in Ireland studies, has found that children's involvement in the arts has a positive effect on their ability to copy with school and school work. "The study, which is being published by the Arts Council today, has identified that children aged 9 who frequently read and attend classes in music, dance or drama have an improved 'academic self-image'...by the age of 13. They are also happier, have reduced anxiety, better academic skills and fewer socio-emotional difficulties"

For more information about this study read the full Arts Council article here

Read the full study itself here

Saturday, 8 October 2016

Early Childhood Education students win SPARK Award!

Congratulations to Marguerite Diamond, Amanda Leenheer, and Maria Suszek who recently won the 2016 National Social Enterprise award from SPARK. The award winners are 2016 graduates of the BA Early Childhood Education course.

You can read more about SPARK, and the 2016 awards here

It is a brilliant achievement and we wish them the best of luck in the future with it.

Monday, 26 September 2016

Saturday Opening starts this Saturday 1st of October

Don't forget that the library at DIT Grangegorman will start its Saturday opening from this Saturday, the 1st of October. We are open from 10am until 5pm.
Saturday's are a great day to catch up on your studies, to browse the shelves, use the computers, or access one of our Group Study Rooms.
Our amazing library staff will be on hand to help you with anything you need.

Monday, 12 September 2016

Welcome from Grangegorman Library

Welcome to all the 1st years and returning students, from Grangegorman library.
The library is here is help all students with their studies.
We have over 40,000 books and journals, 2 group study rooms, laptop loans, access to ebooks, ejournals and databases, and much, much more...

Drop into the library to see all the facilities that we have to offer.

You can also get in touch with us by phone 01-4024108, email grg.library@dit.ie, twitter (@DITlibraryGr).

Best of luck to everyone with their studies in DIT.

Monday, 18 July 2016

The Latest Ebooks available from Grangegorman Library

The following core textbooks are now available as ebooks. To access our ebooks simply perform a 'Subject' search using the words: e-book collection dit grangegorman. You will then see a list of all the relevant ebooks available for Art and Design and Social Sciences.
To access any of these ebooks click on the title and you will be brought to the full-text of the ebook. Here you can download/print/save 10% of the book.
Remember you will need your Student Number and Library PIN to access these ebooks off campus.

To go to the ebook record of the books below simply click on the image.
Ageing and Caring: a guide for later life  Growing Older: quality of life in old age The Vertigo of Late Modernity Child Protection Work: beyond the rhetoric Sage Handbook of Criminological Theory  Research Methods in Education  Toys, Games and Media  Exercising Muscles and Minds  Supporting ICT in the early years  The Really Useful Book of ICT in the Early Years  Reflection in Learing and Professional Development  Camera as Historian  Photography and Literature in the 20th Century  Photography and Science

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Grangegorman Library Summer hours

DIT Library Grangegorman is open from Monday to Friday 9:30-5:15 all through the Summer months.
The library is a great place to study or work on that dissertation/project, and is particularly quiet at this time of year.
If you need any help accessing any of the amazing services that we provide (both in the library and online) you can call (01-4024108), email (grg.library@dit.ie), tweet (@DITLibraryGr); or simply drop in.

Monday, 9 May 2016

Grangegorman Library Summer Hours

The Library at Grangegorman will start Out of Term Hours on Monday the 23rd of May.
Our last Saturday for the 2015/2016 academic year will be Saturday the 21st of May (10am-5pm).

Out of term hours are:
Monday to Friday 9:30- 5:15
Saturday: Closed

We are open all through the Summer!

Term Time Hours will resume in the middle of September.

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Association of Illustrators 2017 Prize for Illustration

The Association of Illustrators (AOI) in partnership with London Transport Museum has just announced the opening of submissions for the 2017 Prize for Illustration.

This year the theme is Sounds of the City- an illustrated interpretation of urban sound.
There are three amazing prizes:
1st prize- £2000 (over €2500) and display of the winning image on a London Transport Museum poster.
2nd prize: £1000 (€1270)
3rd prize: £750 (€950)

There is also the possibility that shortlisted images will be featured on merchandise sold in London Transport Museum's shop.

The competition is open to illustrators and students of illustration throughout the world.

So take note, Art and Design students, this could be your entry into the world of illustration!

For more information, and how to enter please see http://www.theaoi.com/events/prize-for-illustration-info.php

Check out the Association of Illustrators on theaoi

Monday, 25 April 2016

New Grangegorman Ebooks

Did you know that the library at Grangegorman has purchased nearly 300 ebooks for staff and students. These ebooks are core and recommended textbooks and are free to registered staff and students of DIT.
Simply search for the book on the catalogue and you will see the
symbol beside any ebook record.
Then all you have to do is click on the link and you will be brought straight to the full text of the book online. You can then print, download, or save 10% of the book (under Copyright law).
Don't forget these excellent resources are free to view and download.

Please note: if you want to access any of our electronic resources outside the DIT campus you will need your student number and your unique library PIN

Here are some recently purchased ebooks

Thursday, 7 April 2016

It's that time of year again...

I'm sure that you don't need to be reminded, but those pesky exams are only a couple of weeks away!
You may be studying all the hours the library is open but do you know how to access the previous years' exam papers?
Simply go to the relevant Subject Gateway (available through the library website):

Click on Exam Papers and you should see a list of courses. Click on your course and you should see a list of previous exam papers for that course and year.
Each title is a link to the pdf of the exam paper. You will be able to open them on any DIT device.
If you are off campus you will need to enter a specific Username and Password. Please note, you will need your MyLibrary username (student no.) and PIN to access these passwords.

For more information please ask at the Issue Desk.

Thursday, 3 March 2016

Having Problems accessing Library Resources off campus?

Are you having problems accessing your MyLibrary account, and any other electronic resources when outside DIT?
This may be due to problems while using Chrome and its relationship with JAVA.
Please click here for information from Library Systems Support about how to work around this.

Alternatively, please use IE,  Firefox, or Safari to access our resources while off campus.

Monday, 22 February 2016

New Look Subject Gateways!

Grangegorman library has just launched new-look Subject Gateways for the Subject Areas-

Art and Design
Social Sciences.

We still have the same great information available, including access to subject-specific e-resources, dissertation lists, and information about our Group Study Rooms.
New additions include- our in-depth Library Guides that should give you all the information you need from starting an assignment all the way to doing research for your dissertation.
We also have an Ebook section that groups all relevant ebooks together on one page.
Another great section is the 'How to Guides' drop down menu, with guides on anything from 'how to set up a Library PIN' and what you can use it for, to 'how to set up network printing on your own laptop'.

You can browse our new Subject Gateways by going to the main Library Website- www.dit.ie/library or by clicking on the links above.

If there is anything that you think we should add to these subject pages please let us know.

Monday, 15 February 2016

Opening Hours Monday the 22nd of February

Please Note:
Due to a staff meeting the library will open at 10am on Monday the 22nd of February.
Our closing time will remain unchanged: 9:30pm.

Apologies for any inconvenience.

Monday, 25 January 2016

Tweet Us Your Questions/Queries

Have you got any questions or queries for the library at Grangegorman?
If so don't forget that you can tweet us @DITlibraryGr
We're here to answer any questions you might have about our services.
You can also email us: grg.library@dit.ie, phone 01-4024108, or call in to see us at the issue desk in the library.
We're always here to help, if we can!

Monday, 4 January 2016

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all the students and staff at Grangegorman.
Best of luck to all those students sitting exams this week.
Don't forget that the library at Grangegorman is open it's normal term time hours from this week on:

Monday - Thursday 9:30-9:30
Friday 9:30-5:15
Saturday 10:00-5:00.