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Staff Services

Purchasing Library Material

The development of the Library’s stock is a co-operative effort between library staff and the academic staff.

Budgets are allocated to each Programme within each Department. The ProCom is then responsible for the distribution of funds.

The budget can be used to purchase:
Books, DVD's, maps, pamphlets, standards, case studies, CD-ROMs and multimedia material.

Orders are accepted in various formats:

  • Printouts from publishers website's or online booksellers
  • Marked up publishers’ catalogues or flyers
  • Print requisition forms available from the Info Desk
Orders are accepted in person, by email or through the post.
Order Process:
  • Orders are checked against our suppliers database for price and availability
  • Academic staff are contacted so they know how many copies will be ordered, the cost of their request and estimate of arrival time.
  • A purchase requisition form is attached to each batch of orders with budget code and approved signature.

Staff will be emailed when the item is ready to be borrowed. In our experience this takes 6 weeks on average from placing the order.

Information required to ensure the order is filled:

(Full bibliographic details please)

  1. Author
  2. Title
  3. 13 Digit ISBN
  4. Publisher
  5. Publication Date
  6. Edition

Library staff can also order material that is in heavy demand or where a newer edition has become available.

Linking to Online Resources

The Yeats library provides access to several online databases containing thousands of full text journal articles and eBooks.
It is possible to create a link from a web page or your Moodle page to these resources without asking permissions. To add links to e-journal articles you need to locate a permalink which is sometimes called a persistent URL (PURL).  The stable link will always point to the recommended article, eBook title or chapter.

Guides to Linking


Bibliometrics is the study of the "impact factor" of journals, and helps you decide which journal to publish your work in. UCD have a very good guide on this subject and heve learning tools and downloadables available in the NDLR Website


The national digital learning repository is a place where you can find and share digital learning resources.

Institutional Repositories

Please check out our webpage on Institutional repositories. An Institutional repository holds digital collection of the intellectual work of the staff and students of an institute, and typically holds pre and post print journals (some peer reviewed) and thesis.

Study Skills Website

Please see the section of the website on study skills which includes our subject pages (a work in progress!!) Please feel free to consult with us on these pages, and suggest links or resources.

User education programme

The library staff are happy to advise and guide you and your students in the use of library resources throughout the year.

User Education Programme for staff

One to one tutorials are available in the database of your choice, by appointment.

Group tutorials in the use of all our electronic resources will be advertised through the academic year.

User Education Programme for your students

First year library induction informs students of our services and resources.

A further tutorial can be arranged to help them with a particular assignment.

This can take place :

  • In a theatre or class room with internet access
  • In a lab where the students can take part
  • All Advanced tutorials in database use for 2nd-4th years
  • must be pre booked and planned with the relevant subject librarian.
To book a subject specific tutorial please contact

Siobhan Conry for Engineering subjects at

Sinead Kelly for Business and Humanities subjects at

Aine Meehan for Science subjects at

Microsoft office Disks

The microsoft office software disks are available for borrowing overnight and limited to staff. You will have to sign a disclaimer at the information desk.