back to school

Autumn’s coming up, and with it starts the rounds of evening classes and part-time study. Alongside individual college brochures, each library branch holds guides to full time, part time, and online day and evening courses to help you choose one that suits. Returning to study can be rewarding – learning a new skill, a language, obtaining a qualification. It can also be daunting, particularly if it’s a long time since you were last in a classroom;  but there are lots of good guides available to help get you up and running, and freshen up your study skills.

The Good Study Guide by Andrew NorthedgeThe Good study guide by Andrew Northedge, from the Open University, is well laid out, written in clear language, and full of tips on time management, reading and note-taking skills, and essay writing.

Conversation Exchange at the Central Library

Conversation ExchangeIf you are currently learning a language or want to maintain your speaking skills in a particular language,  then come along to one of our conversation exchange sessions in the Central Library.

Irish, European and International Law Collection

The Business Information Centre holds a core collection of law books and journals. The main focus of the collection is on Irish Law but it also includes a selection of books on European and International Law. Please note: This is a reference collection, items may not be borrowed.

Photocopying facilities are available. The Copyright and Related Act 2000 applies.

Business Databases

A Star is Born

Star Awards Winner 2011 Just to let you know that the Open Learning Centre won a Star Award in the "learning for work" category at the recent award ceremony. These awards are organised by Aontas (the voice of adult learning) to "outstanding learner-centred adult and community education projects." This year there were 84 nominations in various categories of Adult learning organisations, community and voluntary groups, the business sector and statutory bodies.

Learning Opportunities at the Open Learning Centre

Want to learn a new language or just brush up on your school French? Or would you like to improve your computer skills or acquire new ones? If so, we at the Open Learning Centre can help you. We're located in the Central Library in the Ilac Centre and provide free self-learning courses in both language and computer skills.