Opening Hours

Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Friday: 10am – 5pm

Bank holiday and other non standard times should be checked on the Moodle Library Page


Academic programmes at Independent College are supported by the Library Catalogue and a range of electronic databases including:

Westlaw Ireland
Westlaw UK
Dawsonera EBooks
Ebsco Business Source Elite
Regional Business News

All of these are accessible through Open Athens

To create an Open Athens account please contact the library. You can contact us on

Link to Library Catalogue – Click here to access the Catalogue Online

Standard Library Services:

  • Athens/ Moodle Support
  • Photocopying and Printing
  • Loans, short loans, library reserves and bookings.
  • Query Desk.
  • Research support related to electronic resources.
  • Written library guides.

Advanced Services:

  • Research tutorials for 1st, 2nd, 3rd year students and post-graduates (on request)

The Joshua Dawson Library is situated on the second floor of the Independent College campus at Block B, Steelworks, Foley Street. The main library collections support the College programmes in Law and Business at undergraduate and post graduate level. There are additional collections to support CPD diplomas and short courses.

The library has generous opening hours, extended around examination times. While the library remains the hub of research resources and services, there is online access throughout the building via the College WiFi network, as well as from external locations. Registered students can access the subscribed College databases from work and home.

A full range of academic services is offered to students at the Joshua Dawson Library, and the student’s educational experience is enhanced by a range of research tutorials delivered from the library.

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