The Library Search: Print Resources service lists the holdings of IT Carlow libraries and it includes books, journals, theses, Government & Official publications as well as audio-visual material. This service is the starting point for locating information on a particular subject as it allows users to search simultaneously across all these holdings. Library Search also acts as an information portal to quality web-based resources and our subscribed e-journals and databases. This service is available from any internet enabled computer at: http://www.itcarlow.ie/library/home.htm.
The default search on the Quick Search Menu is a SIMPLE search. This search can be used to research a topic if you do not have a specific author or title in mind. Click the SEARCH button to execute the search. The list of results will be sorted by relevancy.
When you click on a result, the full item details of that item are displayed. These include author, title, publisher, edition, description and the general subject area.
To go directly to the Library Search advanced search page follow the “click here>>” option.
Information on the campus library in which the item is to be found is displayed as well as the Dewey shelf number and whether it is available for borrowing or out on loan.
The SIMPLE search allows you to locate material by using a keyword. In order to be more specific in your search query, the ADVANCED search option can be used. To execute an advanced search, use the “click here” link beside 'For more LIBRARY SEARCH options'.
If you wish to check how many books you have out, when they are due, if you have fines or if you wish to renew library books you will need to login to your library account. This facility is available from the library homepage.
You will need to enter your IT Carlow network login details and click on the Login button.
The items that you have checked out will be displayed and you have the option to renew items from the General Lending collection as long as they are not overdue or have been placed on hold by another borrower.
Short Loan items normally cannot be renewed but can be renewed once for the Academic Year 2020/2021.
If the item you require is on loan to another borrower it is possible to request that it be held for you on its return. To place a hold login to your account before searching for the required title.
The Search and Find: Online Resources facility on the library homepage allows you to search for quality information from online journal articles, databases, e-books and other resources. Connect to Search and Find using the following link http://www.itcarlow.ie/library/services/eds.htm
Please see the guide on Search and Find https://libguides.itcarlow.ie/EDS for more information on using this service.