Church of Ireland College of Education

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Church of Ireland College of
96 Upper Rathmines Road,
Dublin 6,

Tel: + 353 (0)1 497 0033
Fax: + 353 (0)1 497 1932

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The Library

The College Library offers students and staff a wide range of learning resources and a comprehensive information service.

Librarian: Valerie Coghlan
Library Staff: Hilary Fitzpatrick, Marion Knox, Stephanie Lloyd

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Bachelor of Education

Resources Include:

  • Books
  • Periodicals
  • Non-print materials e. g posters, dvds, CDs, educational packs and artifacts

The core collection consists of about 30,000 items related to the academic and practical aspects of the B. Ed. and includes a very extensive Teaching Practice section. Most of the library stock is available for loan.

All members of staff and registered CICE students are automatically members of the library. Past students and those who have attended courses run by the college may use the library for consultation on application to the Librarian.

The library staff are available to assist with queries. Students from each B. Ed. year group are represented on the Library Committee.

Library Hours

During term time the library is open at the following times:

Monday 10am - 1pm 6pm - 8.30pm
Tuesday 10am - 1pm 3pm – 8.30p.m.
Wednesday 10am - 1pm 3pm – 8.30pm
Thursday 10am - 1pm 3pm – 8.30pm
Friday 10am - 4pm  

Teaching Practice and vacation opening hours vary from the above.
CICE B. Ed. students are also entitled to use the libraries of Trinity College Dublin.

Learning Support and Special Educational Needs

Resources Include:

  • A reference library
  • Classroom materials
  • Assessment materials

The LS/SEN collection affords the following opportunities to participants on the Postgraduate Diploma in Learning Support & Special Educational Needs.

  • to inform themselves in all aspects of learning support and special educational needs relevant to their immediate teaching and learning situation and to their continuing professional development
  • to support the completion of required assignments
  • practice in the use of classroom materials
  • practice in the administration of standardized tests

The Reference collection contains a substantial number of titles (including some periodicals) covering all aspects of Learning Support and Special Educational Needs (LS/SEN). Most of these items are available for loan by students studying on the LS/ SEN course.

The Classroom Materials collection has been established to provide copies of classroom materials that are relevant to LS/SEN. This includes a selection of ICT software titles, mainly covering literacy, numeracy and assistive technology.

The Assessment Materials collection contains assessment materials commonly used in the educational context. This has developed to cover more substantially the comprehensive range of assessment materials available for LS/SEN, including ICT-based materials.

Opening hours for the LS/SEN collections vary. Please contact the library for details.