Monday, 22 December 2014

Christmas Hours Reminder

Just  a reminder re. our Christmas / New Year Opening Hours:

Happy Christmas everyone.

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

12 Apps of Christmas: open as a free resource

The 12 Apps of Christmas site is now open as a free resource and is covered by the Creative Commons Licence CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.  Some great ideas and suggestions for managing learning, research, information and teaching resources via a selection of apps.

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Datapac: new print driver for mobile devices now available

Attention students who print from laptops, tablets or smartphones. The Datapac print driver has been replaced this week so students who wish to print from mobile devices need to download/install the new driver from

This is especially important for those wishing to print their exam numbers next week from their mobile devices.

Please note you need to install the new Datapac print driver even if you had the older version working on your device.


Phone: 087 6243514

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Christmas & New Year Opening Hours

Extended Library opening hours after Christmas: 

DIT Library Kevin St will be open on Friday 02 January and Saturday 03 January 2015 from 10am - 5pm to facilitate students studying for exams. Usual semester hours will resume on Monday 05 January.

See below for the full opening hours listing:

Friday, 28 November 2014

Past exam papers for Science : find them fast

Need past exams papers before 15th December? Try this quick start guide:
  1. Start at the DIT Library website. In the E-Resources section click on Exam Papers.
  2. Select the purple Exam Papers link
  3. Choose the College of Sciences and Health from the list
  4. Click on the year(s) you require
  5. Select your course code e.g. DT204 and then your module code. Save/open the pdf files.
If you access the past papers from outside the DIT network you will need the Student Intranet passwords. Contact us at 01-4024894 or at if required.

Please note DIT Library scans and indexes every exam paper received from the DIT Kevin St Examinations office. If your exam paper is not on the list please contact the exams office or your module co-ordinator.

To print or copy past exam papers see the Datapac print service.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Guide to C Programming (Paul Kelly): extra copies available

Extra copies of Paul Kelly's A Guide to C Programming (4th edition) are available from today at shelf number 005.133C in Book Stack 1. You can also link to the textbook's Companion Website with FAQs and free programming downloads.

Monday, 17 November 2014

Web of Science access

There has been intermittant access / reduced availability to the Web of Science database since last Friday. The issue has been logged with Thomson Reuters and hopefully there will be a speedy resolution to the access issues. We'll keep you updated and apologies for any inconvenience.

(Please note to access the WoS database off-campus you will be asked for your DIT student/staff number and password)

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

eResources for School of Language students

Need help finding a language e-magazine or newspaper database for an assignment? Try the new Languages Subject Guide which aims to help undergraduate students get started with the Library eResources. This includes a help-sheet and e-tutorial for the Nexis UK database as well as a full listing of other resources and guides from first year to final year. 

If you need assistance with finding e-newspapers or magazines for your subject please contact us at

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

GAMSAT text now available for bioscience students

The GAMSAT Gold Standard book is now available for bioscience and biomed students. (3rd edition, 2013, edited by Ferdinand Bratt.)
The title is currently in the Short Loan collection at the Library information desk and can be used in the library or in the group study rooms. 

Thursday, 6 November 2014

New laptops for student use

A number of new laptaps have been added to library stock this week. They are for student use on a 3 hour loan basis and are for use in the Library only. The laptops are hdmi cable enabled and may be used with the data-screens in the Library Group Study Rooms. Students should use a memory key to save docs.

Interested? Please ask at the library desk (bring your DIT card)

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Off campus access: eResources and more

Did you know that DIT students and staff have an online library account?  If you are not on-campus this week you may wish to know how to renew your books online, reserve a library book or view your reading history

You can also use your DIT Library PIN and/or DIT email password to access ebooks, databases and ejournals, (including scholarly articles, standards and conference papers) from a laptop or from home. For more information see Off Campus Access

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Open Access Explained!

October holiday weekend opening hours

The Library will be closed on Saturday 25th October and Monday 27th October for the public holiday weekend. Usual semester opening hours resume on Tuesday 28th October at 9am:
  • Monday - Thursday: 09.00-21.30
  • Fridays: 09.00-17.15
  • Saturdays: 09.00-16.30
See also @KevinStLibrary or the DIT Library website.

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Manual of Dietetic Practice (5th ed) update

New for nutrition students: copies of the Manual of Dietetic Practice textbook (5th edition by Joan Gandy) are now available in the Short Loan and Lending sections of the Library. The shelf number is 615.854.
Click here for more details. An eBook version is also available.

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Datapac on site helpdesk hours

Have a printing, copying or scanning query?  
From this week on a member of the Datapac help-desk team will be on site in Kevin St Library from 12.15 - 13.15pm, Monday to Friday to answer your printing questions and queries. Or contact Datapac outside of these hours at 

Monday, 6 October 2014

Scanning query? Try the Scan to Email option with Datapac Printing

There have been lots of queries about scanning at the Library Desk recently. The quickest and easiest way is to use the Datapac Printing service to scan a document or image to your DIT email account and then save or download as required. See the tutorial video below to get started. For more info on Datapac see

 How to Scan
  1. Touch Email on the Datapac screen
  2. Enter your Student number, you can do this by typing it on the printer keypad or Touch Screen
  3. Enter your 4 digit PIN on the keypad or Touch Screen
  4. Touch “more options” tab at the end of the screen
  5. Scroll down until you find “Job Build”
  6. Change the job build option from off to on. 
  7. When you are finished scanning please log off the printer using the yellow button on the keypad.

Thursday, 2 October 2014

New science eBooks available from today

Click on the image above to access the eBook. Or browse MyiLibrary for the full textbook collection. You will need your Library Pin if accessing an e-text off campus. Any queries contact us.

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Manual of Dietetic Practice : 5th edition: 2014

The newly published edition of the Manual of Dietetic Practice (5th edition, 2014) by Joan Gandy is now available as an eBook. Click on the book title link above to access. You will need a Library PIN if accessing the textbook outside the DIT network.

Hardcopies of the title are also on order and should arrive in to both the Short Loan and Lending collections shortly.

Library FAQs: Top ten questions and answers

Here are the ten most common inquiries at the Kevin St library information desk for September 2014 (not in any particular order) with the quick-link answers. Hope they help.

  1. How long is a textbook loan?
  2. How do I extend / renew my book loan?
  3. How do I use the Printing & Copying service?
  4. How do I get Off Campus Access to eResources?
  5. Where are the Exam Papers?
  6. What are your Opening Hours?
  7. Do you have any eBooks?
  8. How do I find these Journals?
  9. Where can I find info on my topic for a project? 
  10. How do I find dissertation lists?
 Any other questions?  Just ask us: or @KevinStLibrary

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

FAO DT223 dietetics students: McCance & Widdowson Composition of Foods 2014 now available

After many publication delays over the past year, copies of the new edition of McCance and Widdowson's The Composition of Foods (7th Summary edition, IFR, 2014) are finally available for use from the Short Loan Collection at the Library info desk. More copies are on the way for the Lending Collection.

Friday, 26 September 2014

Discover Research Night Dublin

50 science-themed events take place in central Dublin this evening as part of Discover Research night. The free annual Europe wide event aims to open up the work of scientists and researchers in the capital.

Events taking place around the city centre will include 3D visualisations of the brain, a chance to tour lab facilities and an opportunity to help astrophysicists rank solar eruptions seen in the sun. There are also  research debates and /workshops. So if Culture Night wasn't your thing last Friday, give Research Night a go!

For a full program of events, starting at 4pm, see Discover Research Dublin or @ResearchDublin

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Find it faster

Need to find an e-dissertation, a program doc or an exam paper in a hurry? One quick search by course code will now bring you to the lists for your course:.

  • Start at the DIT Library Catalogue
  • Select Title Search from the drop down menu
  • Input your course code e.g. DT299
  • Click on the required information links
NB you may need your Library PIN to open pdf documents.
Need help? Contact us at 01-402-4894 or @KevinStLibrary

Monday, 22 September 2014

Finding exam papers: quick start guide

It's never too early to start downloading exam papers as we've discovered this week at the library desk. As there have been so many inquiries here's a quick guide to getting started:
  • Start at the Library Website. Under the E-Resources heading select the 'Exam Papers' link.
  • Choose College of Sciences and Health or College of Engineering (Kevin St) and then 2014 etc
  • Click on your course code e.g DT299. Select your module code and download the pdfs as required
Please note the Student Intranet password is required to access the exam papers off campus. Contact us at 01-4024894 or email us if needed.

To print exam papers see for more info.

NB.The Library scans and uploads every paper received from the Kevin St Exams Office. If a paper is missing please contact your module coordinator.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Printing and copying: Datapac queries

At this time of the year the most common inquiry at the Library information desk is how and where can students print and copy. All the information you need re. locations, top-ups,  video guides and pricing is available at  A useful list of How to guides and FAQs  is also available.

A DATAPAC technician will be in Kevin St Library at lunchtime this week to assist students.

Any problems with your account contact DATAPAC at or at 087-6243514


Monday, 15 September 2014

Need help getting started with printing and copying?

FAO: All new students. A DATAPAC technician will be in Kevin St Library from midday to 1pm every day this week to assist students starting Monday 15th September.

If you can't make it in person you can sort any problems with your account by contacting DATAPAC at or at 087-6243514.

Semester Opening Hours begin today

From today (Monday 15th September) Kevin St Library's opening hours are as follows:

  • Monday -  Thursday: 9am - 9.30pm
  • Fridays: 9am - 5.15pm
  • Saturdays: 9am - 4.30pm.
    See also

    Tuesday, 9 September 2014

    Welcome to new Kevin St Students

    A warm welcome to all the new students in DIT Kevin St for orientation this week. Looking forward to meeting you during the new semester as you settle in..

    Stay up-to-date with DIT Library Kevin St opening hours and new resources using the following links:

    Have a specific query? Give us a call at 01-402-4894, email us or talk to us at the library information desk..

    As your course gets underway check out our Subject Guides for help with accessing and using assignment resources.  Subject resources are listed for both undergraduates and postgraduates.

    Tuesday, 19 August 2014

    Opening hours clarification

    There has been a bit of confusion about the library opening hours during August. Just to clarify that until 15th September the current opening times for Kevin St Library are:
    • Monday - Friday: 9am - 5.15pm
    • Saturdays: Closed 
     Semester opening hours begin on Monday 15th September: 
    • Monday - Thursday: 9am - 9.30pm
    • Fridays: 9am -
    • Saturdays: 9am - 4.30pm
    Any queries contact us at or @KevinStLibrary

    Monday, 18 August 2014

    Datapac top-up kiosk working again

    The Datapac top-up kiosk problem is now sorted and is available again for use in the library. Apologies for any inconvenience to students studying for supplemental exams over the past two weeks. Students can still check their Datapac account balances, view 'how-to' videos and top-up online at

    SCONUL Access: card application update

    Need to renew an existing SCONUL Access card or apply for a new one? 

    From now on, eligible DIT users (staff and research postgraduates) should apply online for membership. An e-mail confirmation will be issued after the online application has been processed.

    For more information and a list of participating Irish and UK institutions see