About the Library
DBS Library Services
DBS Library is an innovative and modern information and library service staffed by professionally qualified library personnel. The Library is an institutional member of all relevant professional bodies including the Library Association of Ireland. Our approachable and friendly staff are here to support you during your time at DBS.
The Library service comprises a Main Library at Aungier Street with extensive opening hours and the adjacent interactive Study Hub in Bow Lane where you can avail of one to one support for information seeking, essay writing and dissertation preparation.
To enhance the learning experience, the Library uses a wide variety of information technologies. In addition to its print collection of over 50,000 books and 34 print journals, the Library also provides access to in excess of 1,600 e-book titles, 45,000 full-text e-journals and an extensive portfolio of subscribed online resources which can be accessed from anywhere in the world. Full-text final year projects and dissertations are also available via the institutional repository eSource. Other popular technologies include the instant messaging Ask-a-Librarian service, assignment planning and reading list software. The Library is Wi-Fi enabled with bookable PCs and group study rooms. Printing, scanning and photocopying facilities are also available.
As librarians we know that navigating today’s information world can be confusing and intimidating, so we offer a programme of classes on searching for information, essay writing and more that are tailored to your needs. The Library has analysed student interaction with library staff and library services/ resources. Students who avail of library support achieve better marks. So do come in and take a look. We look forward to supporting you during your studies.
To view Support Options available to students, click here.