FAQ

If you can’t find an answer to your question here, please Ask a Librarian by email: librarymail.donegal@atu.ie, phone: 074-9186150 or call in to the library information desk.

To find books and other items in the library, search the Library Catalogue.
Each book, journal, DVD and other items in the library have a call number. A call number is like an address; it tells us where the book is located in the library. This number may also be referred to as the ‘Shelf number’ or ‘Dewey number’. We use the Dewey Decimal Classification System to arrange books and other library materials by subject. Because books are classified by subject, you can find related books on the same shelf or nearby. To see how the Dewey Decimal Classification System works, view the OCLC Multimedia Tour.
There are a few options available. First, do a journal title search for the periodical in the library catalogue. For example, select Journal Title, type in the title of the journal, and click Search. We may have the article available in hard copy or electronically. If we have the article in hard copy, check the bay number and holdings information. Go to the bay number assigned and read or photocopy the article required. Electronic journals may be viewed via the “Access online Resource” link from the catalogue record or by searching one of our databases. For some publications, only recent articles are available in fulltext online. Please note that the fulltext of older articles may only be available in print, although citations for the articles may be available electronically. If you fail to find the article required in the manner mentioned, you will have to request the article by Inter Library Loans.
Books can be renewed online, by phone or in person at the library information desk.
Group study rooms located at the Letterkenny campus can be booked for groups of two or more students online here.

Go to the library’s Databases page to see the full list.
Yes, if you have an internet connection. Your student username and password allows you to use all the services on the library catalogue, including accessing the databases from home. Please see a member of the library staff if you need assistance.
Read the database description labels provided in the alphabetical listing of databases from the Electronic Resources page or ask a member of staff for assistance.
A piece of software which allows you to view PDF files. PDF is a file format that is used to electronically reproduce printed material. It is freely available @https://www.adobe.com
Yes, contact the library via email or call into the library.
Most of the databases that the library subscribes to are combination databases (some articles are available in full text, others only have citations and abstracts). Most search pages have an option to restrict your search to “full text” articles.
Past LYIT exam papers are available via the library website in (PDF) format, you can view copies from the last 5 years from here
The last 5 years of exam papers are available online from here. To search exam papers on the library website, you need to login with your ATU Donegal username and password.
Yes. Once you have selected a paper, you can view it on screen, download it or print it.
Ask library staff at the information desk for help. If you’re at home, contact us at 074-9186150 or librarymail.donegal@atu.ie
You can use this facility to check current loans and requests, view a list of previous loans, renew books, print exam papers and access subscribed databases.
Some functions on the Webpage require you to enter a PIN/Password.
Yes, the campus library has 100 pcs on the second floor on open access.
You must be a registered student or staff member of ATU Donegal. You log in with your college ID and the password you got from staff during student registration.
If you have forgotten your password, you will need to contact a staff member at the ATU Donegal IT Helpdesk where it can be changed for you.
On the desktop, select the box called Print Quota.  This will prompt the SafeQ Login for ATU Donegal. Enter your student number eg. (L00123456) and pin number eg. (Xxxxxx.99). Click Deposit Money from €3.00-€40.00 using a debit/credit card only.  The credited amount is linked to the student card which can be swiped when using the printing/photocopying facility.  If you have no student card to print with, select the “Generate Pin” option. This will generate a 5 digit pin which can be entered into the printer/copier to allow printing/copying.