IPA Library services are available to current IPA students, IPA staff and IPA members.
You can search our online catalogue here. You can search by author, title, keyword or subject. If you wish to request material, please contact the Library. The Library is constantly adding new books, both in print and eBook format, to the collection, you can view our NEW BOOKS GUIDE for information on our recent acquisitions.
Undergraduate students can borrow up to five books for a loan period of two weeks. Postgraduate students can borrow up to ten books for a loan period of two weeks. We can post books free of charge to all students..
Books can be returned to the Library desk during normal opening hours. Books can be returned to our secure outdoor book drop 24 hours a day. This is located behind the fountain at the main IPA entrance. In addition, books can be returned by post if you are unable to come to the IPA. If returning material by post, please ensure that it is in a secure envelope or Jiffy bag and clearly addressed to the Library. An Post have pre-paid padded envelopes/boxes for €6/€9. Click here for more information. Our address is The Library, Institute of Public Administration, 57-61 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 4, D04 TC62.
It is possible to search the IPA Library's online databases and journals once you are logged in to Moodle. The Ebsco Business Source Complete and Emerald Insight databases both contain a range of full-text articles on a variety of subjects. Both databases are available from the Library page within Moodle. You can also access our growing number of eBooks from our Library catalogue.
Free Online E-Books
Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) Provides access to ebooks in a wide range of subjects i.e. Social Sciences, Health Sciences and Political Science. Good filters for narrowing search. Please click here to access.
Open Book Publishers (OBP) Provides access to books in the social sciences and humanities areas. Please click here to access.
Dictionary of Irish Biography Provides access to approximately 11,000 biographies of noteworthy Irish people who are no longer living. Please click here to access.
JSTOR Open Access E-Books Selection of Open Access Monographs from Cornell University Press, UCL - University College London, Michigan University Press and California University Press. Please click here to access.
NCBI Bookshelf (National Centre for Biotechnology Information) Provides titles in Life Science and Healthcare. Good online search filters i.e language, location, year range. User tutorials. Please click here to access.
InTech Provides good titles in Social Science, Humanites and Environmental Science. (Largely Science and Tech titles). Please click here to access.
HathitTrust Digital Library Amalgamation of research material from academic institutions and libraries. Mainly US publications out of copyright. Please click here to access.
Internet Archive National Emergency Archive. Full text access to books published in the US. Please click here to access.
Project Gutenberg Access to over 40,000 free ebooks. Please click here to access.
Google Books Provides full text access to some book titles and previews and chapters of others. Please click here to access.
Yes you can. Once you are logged into Moodle, select the Library page and from there, you can choose either Ebsco Business Source Complete or Emerald.
Yes, there are instructional videos available from the Library page on Moodle. These include how to search the Library catalogue, EBSCO Business Source Complete and Emerald Insight.
Library staff are happy to demonstrate Library resources at the Library issue desk. Library staff can talk you through accessing resources over the phone or via Microsoft Teams. IPA students are invited to library induction sessions using Microsoft Teams at the start of the Spring and Autumn semesters. Videos explaining the features of the Library catalogue, Ebsco Busines Source Premier and Emerald databases are available from the Library page in Moodle. Students should log into their Moodle account to view these.
There are two reading rooms with wi-fi facilities. We have four computers for student use. We also have photocopying/printing/scanning facilities.
If visiting the IPA, the Library is located on the first and second floors of House 61. Access is via the main IPA reception desk.
You can contact the Library staff by email - email@example.com or by phone (01) 240 3625 (direct line) or (01) 240 3600 (Main Reception). You could also click on the "ASK a Librarian" button on the bottom right of our Library webpage IPA Library We can also be contacted via Twitter: @library_ipa Our postal address is: The Library, Institute of Public Administration, 57-61 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 4, D04 TC62.