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Please review our FAQs before contacting the Library.
What are the Library opening hours?
How do I contact the Library?
Who can use the library?
How many books can I borrow and for how long?
How do I find out what books are available in the Library?
I have searched the catalogue and found a book that I want, how do I locate it on the shelf?
How do I renew my books?
How do I reserve a book?
Can I return books to the library via post?
The library does not have material that I need, can I get it elsewhere?
How do I apply for an inter-library loan?
How many inter-library loans can I request?
How long does it take?
How long can I keep an ILL?
I think that I have lost a Library book, what do I do?
How do I access the databases?
Where do I begin my search for journal articles?
Can I access the databases from home and work?
Does the Library have internet access and word processing facilities?
Does the Library have printing and photocopying facilities and how much does it cost?
Can the library help with referencing?
Can I reserve a seat in the library?
Can I bring hot drinks into the library?
The library is open from 08:30-18:00 (M-F)
You can contact the library on 01-2078513
You can also e-mail - firstname.lastname@example.org
The library is available to all IMI staff and course participants. However, personal and corporate membership is also available.
An online application form can be found here:
The number of books you are allowed to borrow at one time depends on your status.
Masters course participants: Six books
Diploma course participants: Four books
Corporate, personal and all others: Four books
All items can be borrowed for a period of four weeks.
Please note: Students will not be permitted to graduate while books are outstanding on individual accounts. Reference books are strictly for library use only and may not be borrowed under any circumstances.
You can search our online catalogue through this link:
Once the page appears, simply click 'Online Library Catalogue'.
All books are arranged by class number. Therefore, all books on a certain topic should be located in the same area. For example, 'Leadership' is classified as 658.007.1. All general items relating to this subject will be found at this shelf space.
When viewing a book record, you should take note of the following information:
Call number: e.g. 658.007.1 KOT - This will tell you where the book is located.
Status: On the shelf/checked out - Whether or not the book is currently available.
To renew books you have checked out contact the library in person, by phone or by e-mail. 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 when it is due.
To reserve a book contact the library in person, by phone or by email. We can then place the hold for you straight away. Once the book has arrived, we will contact you via email to let you know it is available. If you are not available to collect in person, we will post it to you.
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.
This is perfectly acceptable. Please address returns to:
An inter-library loan service isavailable. We can request books and journal articles from another library on a user’s behalf.
There is a charge for this service depending on your programme.
Masters course participants:
The first 5 inter-library loans are free. After 5, each book or journal article request will cost €10.00.
Diploma course participants:
Books - €30
Journal articles - €15
Corporate, personal and other users:
Books - €30
Journal articles - €15
We would ask that requests only be made if absolutely necessary, as the library does incur a cost beyond what we ask patrons to contribute.
To ensure that the item is not already available in the library, please check the catalogue and the journal locator before requesting an item.
Notify the library by e-mail regarding any requests that you have.
Please supply as much bibliographic detail (title, author, year, issue, volume, etc.) as possible to help us locate the item. In the case of journal articles, please also supply the title of the journal.
The amount of loans that you can request is dependent on your current course. The general rule is no more than two at any one time.
Postal requests can take up to 10 days to supply.
Documents ordered via the Secure Electronic Delivery service can be supplied faster.
Books are usually on loan for 2/3 weeks - the due date is determined by the lending library.
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.
Please note that inter-library loans cannot be renewed. A new request must be submitted in this case.
Firstly, contact the library and the staff will make a note of it while you continue to search for the item.
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.
To access the databases, you will need your login details. These will be given to you upon starting your course.
The best way to begin your search is to use the EBSCO database. It is our largest database containing over 18,000 journals.
By clicking the following link, you will be able to select our two databases.
You can access the electronic resources from off-campus 24/7. All that you need is your username and password.
The library has open access wifi and six desktop computers available. Please note that some of these do not have Microsoft office installed.
Patrons can print articles or information from any one of six computers. We also have a photocopier available within the library.
Both printing and photocopying are complimentary to all patrons.
Yes, there are guides available in the library regarding the Harvard style of referencing. The staff will gladly help you with any queries that you may have.
Currently there is no reservation policy in place as seats are very rarely unavailable.
Hot drinks are permitted in the library, please be careful and considerate of other students.