Student ID Cards

Students must have their ATU Sligo ID card in order to be able to use the library service.


How many books can I borrow?

The number of books that you can borrow depends on whether you are an undergraduate student, a postgraduate student or a staff member.

Borrower Number of Books
Undergraduate Student 4
Postgraduate Student 10
Academic Staff 15
College Staff 15
Online Learners 4
Online Learners (Postgraduates) 10


How long can I borrow the books for?

The length of time that you can keep the books for depends on the  type of borrower you are. Please see the table below which relates to standard loans.

Borrower Loan Period How Many Times Can I Renew?
Undergraduate Student 14 days 2
Postgraduate Student 28 days 1
Academic Staff 28 days 1
College Staff 28 days 1
Online Learners 28 days 3
Online Learners (Postgraduates) 28 days 3


How do I borrow books?

Students and staff at ATU Sligo can borrow books from either Yeats Library or McKeown Library. Please remember to have your student/staff card with you.

New staff members can register for a library account by completing the Staff Borrowing Form.

Ask library staff for assistance or use the Self Service Quick Check machine if you are at Yeats Library.

Search the Library Catalogue or EOLAS to see what books are available.


How do I return books?

You can return Yeats Library books and McKeown Library books to either library.

Place the books in the return box or book bin in the library at the Information Desk/Circulation Desk. Or use the Quick Check Self-Service Machine if you are at Yeats Library.


Can I renew my books?

It is possible to renew your books as long as somebody else has not placed a reservation on them.

To do this, log into your ATU Sligo library account, by clicking the “Library Catalogue” button on the library website. Then click “Login” at the centre of the screen.  Under your name on the top right hand corner of the screen click on “Your Account” and you will see the books that you have currently checked out. Select the items to be renewed and click on the “Renew” button.


What happens if a book is overdue?

For every day your book is overdue you get suspended from borrowing for 1 day with a maximum suspension of 3 days per overdue item.


Can I borrow a book from another ATU library that is not available at ATU Sligo ?

Yes. To borrow a book from another ATU library you need to complete the ATU In Person Borrowing Form. The library in question will then get in touch with you and arrange for you to borrow the book.