Borrowing & Renewing

All you need to know about borrowing items from the library.

All TUS students and staff automatically become members of their campus libraries. Your college ID card is also your library membership card. You will need your card for both the issue desk and the self service unit (Clonmel campus).

  • Undergraduate Students can borrow 7 items at a time
  • Book loans can be renewed online at library.lit.ie
  • Books and other library material may be borrowed for two weeks with up to 2 renewals allowed for some material
  • Short loans, DVDs and CDs may be borrowed for three days
  • Theses and Reserve loans may be borrowed for up to 2 hours
  • Journals and Reference books can only be used in the library

Reserving items that are out on loan

Items that are out on loan can be reserved on the library website. If you need assistance, please ask staff at issue desk

Borrowing items from other TUS campus libraries

Items that are held in other TUS libraries can be borrowed. Ask for more details in your campus library.

Inter Library Loans

Items that are not held in TUS Libraries can be obtained by using our Inter Library Loan Service. Online ILL requests can be made here

  • Postgraduate Students can borrow 9 items at a time
  • Book loans can be renewed online at library.lit.ie
  • Books and other library material may be borrowed for three weeks with up to 2 renewals allowed for some material
  • Short loans, DVDs and Cds may be borrowed for three days
  • Theses and Reserve loans may be borrowed for up to 2 hours
  • Journals and Reference books can only be used in the library

Reserving items that are out on loan

Items that are out on loan can be reserved on the library website. If you need assistance, please ask staff at issue desk

Borrowing items from other TUS campus libraries

Items that are held in other TUS libraries can be borrowed. Ask for more details in your campus library.

Inter Library Loans

Items that are not held in TUS Libraries can be obtained by using our Inter Library Loan Service. Online ILL requests can be made here

  • Staff can borrow 12 items at a time
  • Book loans can be renewed online at library.lit.ie
  • Books and other library material may be borrowed for four weeks with up to 2 renewals allowed for some material
  • Short loans, DVDs and CDs may be borrowed for three days
  • Theses and Reserve loans may be borrowed for up to 2 hours
  • Journals and Reference books can only be used in the library

Reserving items that are out on loan

Items that are out on loan can be reserved on the library website. If you need assistance, please ask staff at issue desk

Borrowing items from other TUS campus libraries

Items that are held in other TUS libraries can be borrowed. Ask for more details in your campus library.

Inter Library Loans

Items that are not held in TUS Libraries can be obtained by using our Inter Library Loan Service. Online ILL requests can be made here

Library Membership

TUS Staff members are required to complete the Library Membership Form to borrow, renew and request books.

No payment is required as library membership is automatically conferred for TUS staff members.

Please send completed forms to library@lit.ie

  • External/Alumni members can borrow 4 items at a time
  • Book loans can be renewed by emailing library@lit.ie
  • Books and other library material may be borrowed for two weeks with up to one renewal allowed for some material
  • Short loans, DVDs and CDs may not be borrowed
  • Journals and Reference books can only be used in the library

Please note: External/Alumni members do not have access to library computing or photocopying facilities. Access to online databases, eBooks and eJournals is also precluded as license agreements limit their use to current, registered, TUS staff and students.

Library Membership

You can apply for external/alumni membership between 9am –  4pm, Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays).

Please complete the Library Membership Form if you wish to join. You are required to provide photo identification and proof of address when applying for library membership.

Cost of Membership

External Members €40

Alumni Members €20