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MIE Library

How to use the Library, FAQs and Library policies

Library regulations

The Library and its facilities are for the use of the Staff and Students of Marino Institute of Education. Entry to the Library and borrowing privileges are provided on the production of a valid MIE Identity Card.

Library cards must be produced or surrendered if required to do so by a member of the Library staff. ID cards are non-transferable. Improper use of a card may incur a fine.

All Library users are expected to:

  • Observe the regulations in place for the use of the Library and Library material 
  • Treat Library staff with courtesy and respect 
  • Respect the rights of other Library users

No Library book may be taken out of the Library building except a book of which the loan is permitted and has been recorded by the Library staff as being on loan to the reader.

Mutilation or defacement of any book or article of Library property is regarded as an offence.

Readers are not allowed to bring visitors into the Library. Admission to the Library is at the discretion of the Librarian.

Readers are not permitted to reserve seats by leaving their belongings or books on seats and desks.

The consumption of food and drink is forbidden in all parts of the Library. Water in SMALL secure closed-cap bottles is allowed. No items of food or drink may be left on desks or in reading rooms. A drinking water fountain is located outside the Library entrance.

Readers are at all times responsible for their own property.

Readers are reminded to be aware of the 24-hour CCTV security system throughout the Library.

Readers are required to comply with the provisions of the Copyright and Related Rights Acts, 2000 when making photocopies from material which enjoys copyright protection. Failure to comply may expose the person to potential civil liability and, in the case of a student or staff member of College, to College disciplinary procedures. The attention of readers is drawn to the notice on display beside the photocopying machines in the Library. See Copyright page for more details.

Sanctions for Breach of Library Regulations

Breach of the Library regulations will result in sanction by the Librarian.
Appeal against a Library penalty or decision may be made to the Registrar.
Penalties may include fines, administrative and other charges, ejection and temporary or permanent exclusion from the Library and/or the  and the confiscation of any personal property brought into or used within the Library in breach of Library regulations.

The Library shall not be responsible, in any way whatsoever, for any property so confiscated.



Paying Library fines

Long loan €0.20c per day
Short loan €5 per day

Library fines of €5 will automatically prevent you from renewing loans or borrowing new items.

Fines are not charged for days the Library is closed. This includes Sundays and public holidays.

Fines can be paid in person with cash at the Library Issue-Desk. The Finance Office accepts payment by card (with the exception of American Express) over the phone. 

Fines and replacement costs for lost or damaged books can be paid online through the College website under Payment and Fees.

Choose Library as category and then select fines or replacement and enter the amount agreed with the Library. 

Students who have incurred fines through illness may have all or part of the fines waived on production of a signed certificate from a registered medical practitioner. Only fines for the period covered by the certificate will be waived.

Please note that examination results may be withheld if there are overdue items and or fines outstanding on your Library account. 


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