Monday, 29 September 2014

Phishing - Don't be a victim!!

What is Phishing?

Phishing is an attempt to fraudulently acquire sensitive information, such as username, password and banking details, by masquerading as a trustworthy organisation or individual in an email message. 


You should never respond to an unsolicited email requesting personal information. 

How can I protect against phishing messages?

Be suspicious of any email with requests for personal information.
Note specifically that Information Solutions and Services or the Library will never send an email asking you to provide us with your password by email. 

If you receive a fraudulent email:
  1. Do NOT click any links
  2. Do NOT open any attachments
  3. Do NOT enter any personal details on the fraudulent email or website
  4. Report the ’phishing’ email to the Service Desk
  5. Delete the email.
What if I responded and gave my username and password? You should change your email password immediately.  Report the ’phishing’ email to the Service Desk
As your account was compromised you will start to receive a large amount of SPAM emails.  Do not open/reply to any of these emails.  Delete these emails.

Friday, 26 September 2014

Be Smart & save yourself the cost of a replacement Student ID Card

It is important that you do not mutilate, punch holes, or destroy your Student ID card in any way or you may have problems using it with the card readers at the turnstile entrance to the Library and with other card readers across campus.

Please note that if you do damage your card you will have to pay a €20 fee to replace it.
In order to ensure that your card functions correctly and to avoid the replacement card fee

  • Do protect your card from excessive heat.
  • Do protect your card from becoming demagnetized by avoiding contact with
    cell phones, TVs, microwaves, and other portable electronic devices.
  • Don't bend, fold, or otherwise mutilate your card; this means don't carry it in your back pocket.
  • Don't punch holes in your card.
  • Don’t wash your card or write on it.   

 Further information in relation to your Student ID Card is available at:


11.00am  Drop-in  Getting Started in the Library training  session is cancelled. 


 Please come to the 2pm session  instead in the Library Training Room.

   Looking forward to seeing you there!



Thursday, 25 September 2014

Bates' Visual Guide - New Library Resource

Now in its Fifth Edition and featuring completely reshot content and new clinical skills videos, Bates’ Visual Guide delivers head-to-toe and systems-based physical examination techniques for the (Advanced) Assessment or Introduction to Clinical Medicine course. The site features more than 8 hours of video content.
Students and faculty in medical, nursing, and related programs will appreciate the careful attention to clinical accuracy, as well as the range of patient types profiled in the series. Institutions will benefit from the online delivery of content—available for the first time via IP-authenticated or referring URL access—allowing their users to view the videos from any web-based location or device. 

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Improvements to our online catalogue

Over the Summer we upgraded our online catalogue, and we have rolled out some new features which we feel will enhance the user experience. Some of these new features are listed here, and can be accessed by searching our online catalogue via the library website. If you want to learn more about our online catalogue why not call in to one of our Finding Books and Journals training sessions.If you've any questions now or later please come to the Library's Customer Services Desk - we will be very happy to help.

Astronomy in the Special Collections

During the month of October, we will be celebrating a topic which may not be readily associated with rare books: astronomy. Why not join the Special Collections team on Wednesday October 1st for a look at the first (and, some might say 'last') exact map of the moon: Beer & Mรคdler's Mappa selenographica (Berlin : Simon Schropp & Soc., 1834), in a talk by Prof. Mike Redfern of the School of Physics, which kicks off the Special Collections Lunchtime Lectures Series 2014-2015.
You can view a spotlight exhibition of astronomy in the Special Collections in the Hardiman Foyer during the month of October.