There are a few options to find the material you need if we don’t have it here in IADT Library.
The public libraries system in Ireland is excellent. When you sign up at your local branch, you get access to all materials in all of the 330 branches and 30 mobile libraries around Ireland! Material from any branch can be delivered to your branch for FREE, and you can return it to your branch too. There are no fines in the public library system anymore either.
The public library can be a great supplement to IADTs collections if you find we don’t carry the book you need. They have physical books, eBooks, audiobooks, magazines and newspapers, online learning courses, and more. We highly recommend becoming a member of your local public library and taking advantage of a national collection of material.
Sign up online below:
Libraries Ireland – register online
Inter-Library Loans (ILLs)
ILLs provide access to materials required for research that are not held in IADT Library. If you have searched the Library and we do not have a book, journal article or other material you require for your research, we can apply to another library for the item. To apply for an ILL please fill in the Inter-Library loan form or email email@example.com
Inter-Library Loans form
Open Access Materials
Open Access refers to unrestricted online access to articles published in scholarly journals, and also increasingly to book chapters or monographs. These materials are of equal quality and academic authority as paywalled material. Learn more about the IADT Library Open Access Collections at the link below.
Open Access resources
Open Educational Resources
Open Educational Resources (OERs) can ensure that every member of a class can access the resources they need without any barriers. They are any type of educational materials that have an open copyright licence (such as one from Creative Commons), or they are part of the public domain and have no copyright. The nature of these open materials means that anyone can legally and freely copy, use, adapt and re-share them. OERs range from textbooks to curricula, syllabi, lecture notes, assignments, tests, projects, audio, video and animation. Source
In practice, this means that there are a host of resources that you can access for free and online. The emphasis on free and accessible resources for students is especially important in the current context of remote learning. At a time when purchasing e-books for the Library incurs a huge cost and limited access, utilising OERs can ensure that every member of a class has equal access to materials.
Open Educational Resources