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Secondary School Students

Information for secondary school students who want to visit the library at DkIT.

COVID-19 Library Update:

The Institute’s campus is currently closed. We are therefore not in a position to offer access to external members or members of the public.

The Library is open to adult students of other colleges, including secondary schools. Unless you are visiting with your teacher for an Information Skills class, you must be over 16 years of age to visit or study in the Library. You must be over 18 years of age to get Guest Access to PCs and the Wi-Fi network, or to join the Library. 

If you are visiting the Library you may be asked for ID and proof of age. Those under 16 may not use the Library unless accompanied by a supervising adult. A peer is not considered to be a supervising adult. Access is during off-peak and quiet times. In general, we suggest evenings, Friday afternoons, Saturdays, and any time during the summer. Access is not available to members of the public during exam times in January and May. These dates are available on our opening hours calendar.

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On entering the Library please sign in at the Library Information Desk. Please take some time also to become familiar with the Library’s regulations. Adults visiting the Library can use PCs, Wi-Fi and access some of our e-resources.

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Information Skills programme

The Library offers an Information Skills programme for Secondary School class groups. This programme aims to help students become more independent learners and to be better prepared for third level education.

Students will develop their information skills by learning:

  • What kind of information is needed
  • Where to find information
  • How to use information in an ethical way, both in their academic work and their personal lives

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