Junior Book Club is held in the Library every Friday from 1:00-1:35pm. All junior students are welcome to call in and chat about what they’re reading, what their favourite books are and join the discussion! All are welcome and you don’t have to sign up for the whole year- just call in whenever suits during any Friday lunchtime.The Library is located on the first floor and has books, newspapers and magazines to browse. All staff and students in St. Michael’s are library members and are free to take out any items they wish. Computers are also available to use for homework, projects, research etc. If you need to contact the Library, please email [email protected]
IDAAL is driven by a group of librarians specialising in the areas of Intellectual Disability and Mental Health. St.Michael’s House is one of the founding members of this group.
The aim of IDAAL is to provide up-to-date information which supports research, best practice and education across all our services. The site provides easy access to the best international medical databases giving access to up to date journal articles. If you are a Parent or staff member and require access from your home, please contact Patsy Carton direct. You can access the IDAAL website here.
We hold a good selection of educational software adapted for special needs. Most recently we have purchased ipads with educational apps selected by our Home Teachers and Speech and Language team. Parents are welcome to call to the library and try some of the apps on the ipads with their childrenSt. Michael’s Hospital is a member of St Vincent’s Healthcare Group. Registered in Dublin, Ireland. Company Registration No: 338585. Registered Office: Elm Park, Dublin 4The Library and Information Service (LIS) supports the professional education and research needs of staff and students, as well as providing support in clinical decision-making. It is open to all staff working in St. Michael’s Hospital or St. Vincent’s University Hospital, all UCD staff working in either hospital and all UCD students on placement in either hospital.The library holds termly quizzes and competitions too – pupils from all year groups are encouraged to participate in the activities and view it as a creative and flexible space in which they can feel at home. It is also very much a space for pupils to find some calm and quiet during their busy day. The upstairs study area is regularly used by older pupils for silent revision and exam preparation.Additionally, the library boasts a regularly updated wide selection of fiction and non-fiction titles. Our catalogue covers many genres ranging from the classics through to contemporary authors and short story collections. We have recently extended our range of non-fiction titles and young adult fiction. There are regular library tweets to keep the school family updated on book recommendations and general literary news.Our Library Resource Centre, the Armstrong Centre, was opened in October 2015. This modern, comfortably furnished building is equipped with the latest technology, including computers and ipads, to facilitate research and independent study. Our expert staff can assist you to conduct literature searches, offer database search training, conduct systematic reviews, and procure items not found in our collection (interlibrary loan).Visit the Health Sciences Library website (internal only) to learn more about the services and resources available to you. Staff and students may access the library from remote locations by following directions in the For Staff section.