What are the Library opening hours?
Who can use the library?
An online application form can be found here.
How do I contact the library?
You can also e-mail - firstname.lastname@example.org
Twitter - @IMILIbrary
How many books can I borrow and for how long?
Reference books are strictly for library use only and may not be borrowed under any circumstances.
How do I find out what books the library has?
I have searched the catalogue and found a book that I want, how do I locate it?
The catalogue will tell you whether or not a book is currently on the shelf. When you find a book on the catalogue take note of the full call number, letters included, to find it. The call number is printed on the spine of every book.
Can I view previous Dissertations?
Type dissertation archive into the search box and you will be presented with a list of available dissertations.
Once you have selected a dissertation to view, speak to a staff member who will retrieve it on your behalf.
Please note that only one dissertation may be viewed at a time and the content cannot be reproduced or copied in any way. They are for consultation purposes only.
What is the reference shelf and why is it important?
The reference shelf is important due to the fact that some texts are always in high demand and the library does not have enough copies to satisfy all requests. However, if the text is part of the reference collection, you can photocopy what you need and return the book to the shelf.
How do I renew my books?
The book(s) in question can be renewed for a further four weeks unless previously requested by another patron. In this instance the book must be returned immediately.
How do I reserve a book?
NOTE: If a copy of the item is on the shelf, you will not be allowed to place a hold. Please contact the Library Desk for assistance if you cannot find a book that should be on the shelf.
Can I return books to the library via post?
The library does not have material that I need, can I get it elsewhere?
Inter-library loans carry a charge so you are requested to pay a contribution towards the total cost of obtaining any inter-library loan material. Masters research students get five complimentary loans and are charged per request thereafter:
|Masters Research Students||€10||€10|
We ask that requests only be made if absolutely necessary, due to the costs involved.
How do I apply for an inter-library loan?
Notify the library by e-mail regarding any requests that you have.
You must supply as much bibliographic detail as possible.
- Author, year, title of book or journal article.
- In the case of journal articles, please also supply the name of the journal.
How many inter-library loans can I request at one time?
How long do they take to arrive?
How long can I keep an inter-library loan?
Some requests may be for library use only, this is at the request of the supplying library and is a condition that must be adhered to.
Journal articles do not need to be returned.
Inter-library loans cannot be renewed.
Repeat requests for a previously borrowed inter-library loan item are costed as a new request.
What if my inter-library loan is overdue?
Do I need to return my inter-library loan to the IMI Library?
What happens if I lose or damage my inter-library loan?
I think that I have lost a Library book, what do I do?
In the event that you cannot locate the item, you will be billed for the replacement cost of the book. Alternatively, we will accept a replacement copy of the same edition provided it is in good condition.
How do I access the databases?
Where do I begin my search for journal articles?
You can select either of our two main journal databases here.
Can I access the databases from home and the office?
Does the library have internet access and word processing facilities?
Does the Library have printing and photocopying facilities and how much does it cost?
Both printing and photocopying are complimentary to all students.
Please note that colour printing/photocopying is not available.
Can the library help with referencing?
Can I reserve a seat in the library?
Can I bring hot drinks into the library?
- Hot drinks are permitted in the library, please be careful and considerate of other students.