Tusla - Ireland's Child & Family Agency

Non-Electronic Library and Information Services

The following links provide information about how to contact the Library, what services are available to Tusla staff and how they can be accessed.

How do I contact the Library ¦ How do I register to use the Library ¦ How do I get hold of items I wish to loan/borrow from the Library ¦ Can I reserve items which are out on loan ¦ Does the Library have a computerised catalogue ¦ How do I obtain copies of journal articles I need for research and practice purposes ¦ What if I need help in locating resources or searching for information ¦ What current awareness / updating services are available to me?

Access the Barnardos/Tusla Library web page here.

HOW DO I CONTACT THE LIBRARY

Phone

01 4549699

E-mail 

resources@barnardos.ie

Walk in Access

All Tusla staff have free walk in access to the Barnardos Physical Library.  No appointment needed.  All the is needed is valid identification (i.e. a staff card)



Address: Christchurch Square, Dublin 8



Opening Hours of Library: Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5pm

HOW DO I REGISTER TO USE THE LIBRARY

You can register with the Library Service immediately and begin borrowing/using resources from 2nd January 2018.

Complete the online registration form by clicking here.

You will receive an e-mail confirming your membership of the Library, together with a User Name and Password enabling you to log into the Library computerised system, which enables you to search a computerised catalogue, as well as request and renew loans of items from the Library.

HOW DO I GET HOLD OF ITEMS I WISH TO LOAN FROM THE LIBRARY?

Once you are registered with the Library, you can request the loan of books and other items via the Library computerised system, or via email or phone. Provided that these are not on loan to anyone else, these will be posted out to you free of charge. Provided that the items have not been requested by anyone else, you may renew the items (via the Library computerised system) up to a maximum of five times. Returns of items to the Library can be made again free of charge, with the pre-paid reply package/envelope which will be supplied to you with the loan of the items. You may borrow up to four items at any one time

CAN I RESERVE ITEMS WHICH ARE OUT ON LOAN?

Yes, via your login to the Library computerised system.

DOES THE LIBRARY HAVE A COMPUTERISED CATALOGUE?

Yes, it can be accessed via the following link 

HOW DO I OBTAIN COPIES OF JOURNAL ARTICLES I NEED FOR RESEARCH AND PRACTICE PURPOSES?

If you need to request a journal article for research and practice purposes, download the inter library loan from here 

WHAT IF I NEED HELP IN LOCATING RESOURCES OR SEARCHING FOR INFORMATION?

Get in touch with us using the contact details above. Give as much thought as you can to what you need and tell us what you have done already. We will work with you from there provide a personal research and information service to you.

WHAT CURRENT AWARENESS / UPDATING SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE TO ME?

A monthly email called the Members’ eUpdate will be sent to registered members in the last week of every month.  This email will contain details of recent library acquisitions and news as well links to relevant reports and research relating to children and families.

If you would like to sign up to additional newsletters from Barnardos Learning and Development team you can do so via the Barnardos website.

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