St Michael’s Library

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.

In this section we have books for parents and siblings, for example, parenting a child with special needs, sibling relationships, child development, disability awareness etc. Also in our child development section we have books on child psychology, social stories, social skills training and understanding and living with disability
Pat Kenny, Anna Shakespeare and students from St. Michael’s House Special National SchoolsSt. Michael’s House Library and Resource Centre holds over 5,000 books and subscribes to 20 journals on intellectual disability, Autism and related subjects. We have a wide selection of children’s story books including our sensory stories developed by our Home Teachers. All are available for parents to take out on loan. Our Sensory Stories are stories especially designed for children with Intellectual disabilities. They are stories in a box with props that appeal to the senses: smell, touch, sound, sight and taste. The boxes in circulation were designed by the Home Teachers Mairead Naughton and Maria Nolan with volunteer support and sponsorship by KPMG. The Award Winning Stories are available on loan to all families from the Library.The lending library is open to our service users, families and staff and all are welcome to call in and borrow up to three books on loan for a three-week period.

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.

Using library resources: The librarian provides training and support, to help you to make use of the full range of online and print resources. Group and one-to-one sessions are available on topics such as information literacy, search skills, online databases, referencing and citation software, clinical audit and publication of research.
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.

The library offers excellent on-demand and live workshops on topics including time management tools, tips for presentations, infographic design tools, and managing literature. For information and a listing of all Library Workshops, click here.
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.

At the Health Sciences Library, traditional collections blend with the digital world and expert services to support St. Michael’s mission of innovative patient care, teaching and research. Here you can find health information and research resources through online databases and more than 3000 electronic journals, online tools and books.
We are located on the third floor of the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute (LKSKI) next to the bridge, and are open Monday to Friday from 10:00AM to 4:00PM effective October 4, 2021. Research staff and students with badge access to LKSKI after-hours may access the Library and Computer Lab space after 6PM and on weekends using their St. Michael’s Hospital ID badge.Our Archives and Special Collections range from the 15th through the 21th centuries and explore subjects ranging from faith, European history, and Catholic theology to mass media, Canadian literature, and Dante’s Divine Comedy . . .