Mountjoy Square Library Closes its Doors for the Last Time

The library will close on Thursday the 31st of July in preparation for the move to Grangegorman. We will then be closed for the month of August and re-open on the 1st of September as the new library at Grangegorman.

Students have been allowed to borrow 10/15 books (undergraduate/postgraduate) from the 1st of July until the 31st of July. These books are not due to be returned until the 8th of September.
Anyone who wants to return a Mountjoy Square/Grangegorman book while we are closed can return it to any of the other DIT libraries.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the staff and students that have passed through our doors over the last 27 years.
We look forward to welcoming new and existing staff and students into our new library on the 1st floor of Rathdown house on the 1st of September.

If you have any queries/questions about how the closure might effect you please email the library at

Don't forget that our new website goes live on the 1st of August.
For more information on Grangegorman please click here 

Access to some Library Resources unavailable on Wednesday 2nd of July

Due to essential maintenance the library catalogue and off campus access to electronic resources will be unavailable all day on Wednesday 2nd of July.
You should be able to access the electronic resources on campus, excluding the library catalogue which will not be accessible at all.

The library will still be open as usual. You can still borrow and return books.
Also, remember, from the 1st of July you can borrow books until the 8th of September. These can then be returned to the new library at Grangegorman.

If you have any queries please contact the library on 4024108 or email /

Library to Close at 12 noon on Thursday 12th of June

The library at Mountjoy Square will be closed from 12 noon on Thursday the 12th of June 2014 so that staff can attend the Annual Library Staff Information Seminar.
We apologise for the inconvenience that this may cause but we will be open from 9:30 to 12 that day.
We will re-open as usual at 9:30 the following day.

Library Summer Opening Hours

The library is now in Out of Term Hours and will be open:
Monday to Friday 9:30 to 5:15pm
We are not open on Saturdays.
Term Time hours will resume on Monday the 15th of September.

*Please note: from the 1st of August to the 31st of August 2014 inclusive, Mountjoy Square library will close to facilitate the move to Grangegorman.
We will re-open as the new Grangegorman library on Monday the 1st of September.

Library Opening Hours

The Library will be open normal term time hours i.e.
Monday to Thursday 9:30 - 9:30
Friday 9:30 - 5:15
Saturday 10am- 5pm
until the week ending the 24th of May.

From Monday the 26th of May Out of Term hours will apply:
Monday to Friday 9:30 - 5:15
Saturdays- Closed

To facilitate those students sitting exams we will be open (10am - 5pm) the following Saturdays in May:
10th of May
17th of May
24th of May

On behalf of the library we wish you all the very best in your exams, the last to be taken in the Mountjoy Square building...

Problem with EBSCO Databases Fixed

The problem with accessing EBSCO databases from outside DIT has now been fixed and all issues have been resolved.
If you are still finding problems accessing the relevant databases please contact the library on or phone 01 4024108.

Off Campus access to EBSCO Databases

There is currently a problem with access to any EBSCO databases (Academic Search Complete, Art and Architecture Complete, Art Full-Text, PsycInfo, and SocIndex with full-text) when users are off campus.
As a temporary work around students should:

  1. go to
  2. Select Irish Edugate Federation from the list
  3. Select Dublin Institute of Technology
  4. You will then be asked for your DIT email username and password (student no. and date of birth)
  5. Then hit the Confirm button 
  6. You will now be able to search the database as normal
If students have any issues please contact the library on or call us on 4024108

Access while on campus is not affected.
EBSCO are working to fix the problem.

New E-book available in the Library

We have just bought Ann Marie Halpenny's book "Introducing Piaget: a guide for practitioners and students in the early years" as an e-book.
This e-book has a multi-user licence so that 3 people can view it at one time.
To access the e-book simply click on the image.

We have over 100 e-books available through Mountjoy Square library. To browse through them just do a Subject search on the catalogue and enter e-book collection dit mountjoy. Alternatively click here


Easter 2014 Opening Times and Days in Mountjoy Square Library

Monday 14th April - Wed 16th April:

Thursday 17th April:

Friday 18th April - Monday 21st April:

Tuesday 22nd April - Thursday 24th April:

Friday 25th April:

Saturday 26th April:

Dogs and Bunnies Can Get Along. Happy Easter All

Want to know about the move of the library to Grangegorman?

As you may know the library at Mountjoy Square will be moving to Grangegorman (Rathdown House building, 1st floor) this Summer.
Our new email address for the library will be:

This email address is now live so please email us with any queries or questions that you might have about the library and the move this Summer and we will try to answer them for you.

Top Ten E-books downloaded last month

E-books are becoming more and more popular with DIT students and staff. Mountjoy Square alone has nearly 100 e-books with subjects ranging from Ageing, to Brand Identity, to Parenting, and Image Studies. Below are the top ten downloaded e-books in March. Don't forget to check the catalogue to see if the book that you are looking for is available as an e-book. The usual title search will bring up print and e-books so there is no excuse for not being able to access them!

 Don't forget, you will need your student/staff number and a library PIN to access the electronic resources when outside DIT.

Mountjoy Square Library open this Saturday

The Library will be open this Saturday, the 29th of March from 10am - 5pm.
We are not open every Saturday. Please see our schedule

St. Patrick's Weekend Closure

DIT Mountjoy Square Library
will be closed on Saturday 15th of March and Monday 17th of March 
for the St. Patrick's day holiday.

Normal hours will resume on Tuesday the 18th of March.

Library Open this Saturday

The library at Mountjoy Square will be open this Saturday, the 8th of March.
We are open from 10am until 5pm.

We are not open every Saturday, please see our schedule

Chester Beatty Library- French Fashion Plates Exhibition

Not that you need an excuse to visit the beautiful Chester Beatty library, but it is currently hosting an exhibition of fashion and culture from early 20th Century Paris. The exhibition features fashion plates that are amazingly illustrated and date from 1912 through to 1914.
The exhibition runs until the 30th of March 2014. See Chester Beatty Library for more information

Image Courtesy of Chester Beatty Library

Oliver Jeffers Exhibition at NUI Maynooth

An exhibition of the world-renowned painter, illustrator and children's book author Oliver Jeffers is currently under way at NUI Maynooth. The exhibition runs until the 7th of March and is part of the Illuminations programme.
More information about the exhibition can be found here.
We also have some of Oliver Jeffer's children's books available in the library
See also for information about Oliver
and his work.

Library Closed this Saturday

The library at DIT Mountjoy Square will not be open this Saturday the 22nd of February.
We will be open the following Saturday, the 1st of March.

For a full listing of our Saturday opening please see our schedule.