Luke Wadding Library
The Luke Wadding library is located on the Cork Road campus, and is the central library for Waterford Institute of Technology.
The Luke Wadding library collection comprises over 180,000 print items, and over 120,000 eBook titles. In addition, the library houses over 340 hardcopy journals, and provides access to thousands of online journals through our database collections.
The Luke Wadding library opened in 2000 and can accommodate over 1000 staff and students over 3 floors. The library, designed by architects A&D Wejchert, is a green building and has won a number of awards including OPUS Award 2001, DoELG Sustainable Building Award 2000.
The library building includes a dedicated learning centre, Special Collections room, staff reading area, and group study areas. The library is also home to the Academic Skills Centre, the eLearning Support Unit, and a Careers Advice centre.
College Street Library
College Street Campus library is a branch library of Waterford Institute of Technology.
The library caters for subjects taught in College Street Campus as well as the Granary Campus. The library houses humanities, education, art and graphic design, architecture, legal studies, music, social studies and creative arts collections.
College Street Campus library collection comprises over 35,000 print items. The library houses over 60 print journals and provides access to thousands of online journals through our database collections.
WIT Libraries’ Music Collection is housed in College Street library. Resources available include music cassettes, music scores, CDs, CD-ROMs, and vinyl records.
Audiovisual equipment is also available. The College Street library also holds audiovisual material relating to art, languages, music, and photography.
CSC library service includes the library, a dedicated learning centre and separate reading room.
Guides and Publications
- Innovation Policies and Knowledge Transfer: Some Policy Experience from Ireland
- The Irish Working Group on Information Literacy – edging towards a national policy
- Introduction to EndNote – A WIT Libraries Tutorial: Digital Learning Resources for EndNote; a bibliographic software package
- Essay / Book Review on ‘Lend me your ears, dictionary of political quotation’ 4th edition
- How To Add Your Research To The Repository (VIDEO)
- ‘Information literacy through inquiry: using problem-based learning in information literacy instruction’
- Breaking new ground: introducing special needs students to WIT Library
- WIT Libraries – Where Research Really Matters
- WIT EndNote Online Video Tutorial [Poster Presentation]
- A Companion to twentieth-century UNited States Fiction – A review / essay in Reference Reviews
- Blues, Funk, Rhythm and Blues, Soul Hip-hop and Rap: A Research and Information Guide: A Review / Essay in Reference Reviews
- ‘Problem-based learning in the library: implementing PBL into one-shot nursing infromation literacy sessions’, case- study presented at FACiLiTATE conference, TCD, 26-27 May 2011.
- Introducing problem-based learning into one-shot information literacy instruction at Waterford Institute of Technology Libraries
- Book review of MacMillan, K. and Kirker, C. (2012). Kindergarten magic: theme-based lessons for building literacy and library skills, Chicago: American Library Association
- Working Group on Information Literacy, a cross-sectoral approach towards a national IL strategy [poster presentation]
- Book Review: Historical Dictionary of Terrorism,
- Think ‘on’ the box: delivering engaging library database training to first year undergraduate students
- The Librarian as Repository Manager
- SMS Integration With OPAC
- Microsoft LiveLabs Pivot: A Future Direction for Library Search?
- Piloting a dedicated information literacy programme for nursing students at Waterford Institute of Technology Libraries
- From fairytales to real-life stories: sharing experiences at the library information desk
- Learning by doing: redesigning the learning support programme at WIT Libraries poster presented at LILAC (Library Information Literacy Annual Conference)
- Learning by doing: redesigning the learning support programme at WIT Libraries paper presented at LILAC (Library Information Literacy Annual Conference)
- International organisations: A Dictionary & Directory – A Review
- Political theory: encyclopedia of contemporary and classical terms – A Review
- Re-branding academic libraries in tough times-attracting students through marketing
- Historical Dictionary of the Northern Ireland Conflict – A Review
- Encyclopedia of Gangs – A Review
- Encyclopedia of Indie Rock – A Review
- The Irish Working Group on Information Literacy (WGIL) – Part II: Report of Cross-Sector Activity 2006 – 2008 and Recommendations for Action
- Practical low-cost marketing measures: the experience of Waterford Institute of Technology Libraries
- Low-cost marketing initiatives at Waterford Institute of Technology Libraries
- Supposing is good, but finding out is better: a survey of research postgraduate students at WIT Libraries
- Learning by Doing: Re-designing the First Year Information Literacy Programme at WIT Libraries
- ResearchScope – A Federated Search Service for Irish Open Access Research
- Implementing an ETD policy in WIT Libraries
- Special Collections for beginners : A case study of Special Collections at Waterford Institute of Technology’s library service
- Icons of Hip Hop: An Encyclopedia of the Movement, Music, and Culture (2 vols.) – A Review
- The Palgrave Macmillan Dictionary of Political Thought (3rd edition)
- Going Greek: Introducing the Cephalonian Method at WIT Libraries
- Introduction to COIL
- Adding Discovery to Scholarly Search: Enhancing Institutional Repositories with OpenID and Connotea
- Flexible work practices and the LIS sector: balancing the needs of work and life?
- Research Repositories: Promoting Research and Collaboration
- Information Literacy’ – a core competency for the 21st century library
- Historical Dictionary of the European Union – A Review
- A Dictionary of World History (2nd edition) – A Review
- The Irish Working Group on Information Literacy: a cross-sectoral approach
- Grant funding for Irish academic libraries – some opportunities
- Book Review: A Dictionary of World History (Oxford University Press, 2nd edition)
- Chancen und Risiken der Bibliothek 2.0: Vom Bestandsnutzer zum Bestandsmitgestalter
- Book Review: Encyclopedia of Punk Music and Culture
- Review: Historical Dictionary of the European Union
- A new departure: revising the websites by subject pages at WIT libraries
- How to Upload Documents to This Repository
- New Web Site, New Opportunities: Enforcing Standards Compliance within a Content Management System
- Library student shelvers at Waterford Institute of Technology
- Crossing a bridge: The challenges of developing & delivering a pilot information literacy course for international students
- Librarians Outside The Box: Waterford Institute Of Technology’s Library based Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) Training & Development Programme
- User survey at Waterford Institute of Technology Libraries: How a traditional approach to surveys can inform library service delivery
- Breaking a leg : going on stage with the educators
- On the catwalk: WIT Libraries learning support model
- A portrait of OLAS as a young information literacy tutorial
- First steps: Piloting WebCT at WIT
Explore the library
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WIT Libraries policies and regulations
Currently under review for 2021
Library regulations exist to protect the rights and needs of all users and to enable the library to operate its services efficiently
Currently under review for 2021
Currently under review for 2021.
Information on the Copyright and Related Acts 2000, which replaces the Copyright Act 1963, bringing existing Irish legislation up to date with technological advancements and recent EU directives on the issue.