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About Our Libraries

Mission

MIC Libraries are committed to supporting the College in its mission of promoting educational excellence for all. We aim to do this by:

  • Delivering a friendly and professional library service
  • Providing effective, efficient and up-to-date library resources
  • Encouraging all users in the use of these resources
  • Continually reviewing the relevance of the library service to ensure that it meets the needs of the College community

Resources

The library has over 150,000 books housed in its main building and stores and subscribes to approx. 300  journals.
Users can access over 30,000 online journals and over 100 online databases –available via the college network and externally to registered users via the Internet.
The Audio-visual library on the 1st floor has a large collection of DVDs and newspapers on microfilm as well as materials to support primary school teaching practice

All  MIC users have access to the library services and resources of the University of Limerick

Services

A range of services is available including book loans, Inter-library loans, help and advice with our printed and electronic collections and information skills training.
Users may consult the Library Catalogue via the public access PCs in the Library or through the Internet from any PC.

Resources

The O’Dwyer library is the main student library on the Thurles campus. It has approximately 15,000 print resources, including an extensive journal collection. The collection’s main focus is on the core subjects taught in Thurles - Religion, Education, Irish and Business. The Teaching Resources collection which consists of second level textbooks to assist students in lesson planning is also on site. There is also a collection of DVDs and CDs which students can use for lessons or their own study. Students have access to both ebooks and online journals through our electronic resources.

All MIC users have access to the library services and resources of the University of Limerick. 

Services

The library provides a number of services for students at the St. Patrick’s Campus. The librarian offers free, one-to-one tutorials to students on academic writing, referencing and plagiarism. Ilona Costelloe from Academic Support Services is on Campus every Monday for one to one support for your Academic Writing.  Email ilona.costelloe@mic.ul.ie to arrange an appointment. The library staff are also on hand to offer advice and support where needed; just ask at the desk.

The library also offers information skills training, help and advice on electronic resources, book lending and inter library loans.