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Library services for students for the final weeks of Semester 2

Author: Michelle Breen
Categories: Library services final weeks of Semester 2
When: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - 17:00

With its bookable essential study spaces including evening and weekend slots, the library is providing critical supports to students who are preparing for exams and completing assignments.  The library adapts and develops its online supports based on student needs, drawing evidence from the hundreds of queries the library receives weekly.  All students can avail of online assistance and book consultations with librarians about literature searching, sources and academic referencing and they can continue to access ebooks and journals online  24 hours a day to support their academic work. 

To support independent study and online learning the library has a range of instructional material that students can avail of as required. At this time of year when students have a heavy workload, short ‘how to’ resources are very popular. 

All of the library’s instructional content is open and available to teaching staff to share with classes or use in your own teaching at any stage by embedding the videos in your VLE site or circulating the link to students. 

Videos that are particularly useful at this time of year include:

How to find a book/ebook

How to find a journal article  

How to read a Journal Article  NEW

How to reference using the Harvard UL style


The library has an extensive set of Frequently Asked Questions that students can consult when they need an answer to a question and they can get in touch with the library on live chat or by email. 

The library’s extended hours will continue until May 16th and the library will be open this coming weekend, including the public holiday Monday May 3rd: 

  • Friday 30th April     09:00 – 21:00hrs               
  • Saturday 1st May   10:00 – 19:00                     
  • Sunday 2nd May     10:00 – 19:00                     
  • Monday 3rd May     08:00* – 21:00hrs        

*from Monday May 3rd the library will open at 8am on weekdays to facilitate students with morning exams.       

Please contact the library via libinfo@ul.ie if we can assist you in any way and follow us on SnapchatInstagram, or Twitter for library updates.


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