When you get register as a student you automatically become a library member. Your student ID card is required when you borrow books or inter library loans. Staff need to contact us to get added as a member.

Click and Collect – Summary

You place a hold/reserve a book on the shelf . Library staff then pick it up off the shelf, check it out to you, place it in a bag ready for you to collect. You then get an email from library@itsligo.ie with a link to a booking system where you book a collection time. (any time within next 5 working days)

Note on emails from the Library- these usually go to your college email. Please check junk folders, and other folder and add library@itsligo.ie as a contact in outlook 365.

Postal Loans

If you are vulnerable or live outside Sligo we can post you the books. In the email (detailed above) you get from the library there is also information on how to contact us to arrange a postal loan.


  1. Click the catalogue link from the library website or go to https://libsearch.itsligo.ie
  2. Click on the login Link and login using your college email address in the format studentnumber@mail.itsligo.ie and your college password. 
  3. Search for the print book you want. Make sure it is not an electronic book.
  4. Click place hold button
  5. Click the confirm button
  6. Wait for your email. Make sure you check spam, and other folders. More on focused and Other folders in outlook

FAQ on borrowing

How many books can I borrow? Answer: See the table below

How many holds/reservations can I have at a time? 3

What do I do if I don’t get the email from the library? Answer: Please check spam and other folder in your college email

Wish to cancel a hold. What do I do? Answer: Please cancel your hold from your library account.

Loan Allocations

Borrowing Allocations
Borrower Standard Loan 24 Hour Loan
Undergraduate Students  3 books for 2 weeks and 3 renewals 1 Book or DVD. 3 renewals
Online Learning Students  3 books for 3 weeks and 3 renewals 1 Book or DVD. 3 renewals
Postgraduate Students  10 books for 3 weeks and 3 renewals 1 Book or DVD. 3 renewals
Full Time Academic Staff  20 books for 3 months and 3 renewals 1 Book or DVD. 3 renewals
College Staff  10 books for 3 weeks and 3 renewals 1 Book or DVD. 3 renewals
External Users  2 books for 1 week 1 Book or DVD. 3 renewals

Renewing Books

If you need your book(s) longer than their return date, you can renew them, this extends the loan period typically by the same amount of time you got it out for in the first place. 

To renew your books-

  • Renew your books online yourself from your library account.
  • Or renew your books using the Quick Check self- service machine

(You will not be allowed a renewal if someone has a hold (reserve) on the book you have out.)