Library & Information Services

Contact Number/Email Address

Issue Desk 01-414 4852

Please follow the link to the Library Catalogue below for up to date information on the library service

Helpdesk Service:

You can register for an OpenAthens login to the online journals, databases and point of care tools, which can then be accessed from home

Journal article supply service (interlibrary loan)

​General reference and advisory service

Book Loan Service:

Book loans: identify the books you would like to borrow using the Library Catalogue and contact us. We will check the books out to you and arrange collection with you.

Library Catalogue

Description of Department/Service

Tallaght University Hospital Library is a health sciences library open to all Hospital and Psychiatric Unit staff, and Trinity College staff - and some groups of TCD undergraduates & postgraduates - based in the Hospital.


The Mission of the Library is to provide its diverse user communities with timely access to world-class information resources and a professional advisory service to support direct patient care; evidence-based practice; research, learning and teaching; and management-decision making.


The Library will be an inspiring and dynamic knowledge environment supporting the Hospital’s mission and values.


The Library embodies the Hospital values of respect for patient autonomy, respect for each other, caring, openness, partnership and teamwork, and fairness and equity. In addition, the Library is committed to librarian values of service, collaboration, innovation and access to information, allied with the medical/clinical values of patient-focus, privacy and confidentiality, and ethics.

Reader Services

Jean McMahon, BA, MA Ed, PG Dip ILS, Medical Librarian


Grace O’Brien, BA, MLIS, Medical Librarian

Databases and Journals

Databases and journals are available to Tallaght University Hospital staff and require an OpenAthens password

Reference Databases 



HMIC Health Management Info from UK DoH & the King's Fund

CINAHL Complete

Royal Marsden Manual, 10th edition

PEDro  Physiotherapy Evidence Database

Emerald Insights management research you can use


ERIC online digital library of education research and information

Health Business Elite




Online Journals   
BrowZine Browse journal content we subscribe to on smartphones, tablets, desktop or laptop computers


A-Z Online Journals  

Contains online journals subscribed to by Tallaght University Hospital Library, including CINAHL and package titles. It also links to Open Access titles from publishers such as Biomed Central and Highwire Press.  

Alternatively, login to your Athens account here

Point of Care Tools  


BMJ Best Practice is a decision-support tool for use at the point of care



Drug Reference 

International Pharmaceutical Abstracts

Medicines Complete Stockley's and Martindale's


BNF for Children

All databases and journals require an Athens password to access.