The National College of Art and Design - langservices

By: The National College Of Art And Design  05/12/2011
Keywords: art, Language Learning, Art And Design


Electronic resources

NCAD Library subscribes to a growing list of art and design journal databases and online journals. These can be accessed from the Learning Centre.

Language Learning Materials

NCAD’s Language collection was instigated in order to give students the opportunity to build upon the language skills they had already acquired at secondary school, as well as to master new languages. The service is particularly aimed at those who plan to participate in student exchange schemes or to spend time abroad for cultural or career purposes.

The greatest variety of material is available in French, German, Spanish, Italian, Irish and English as a foreign language. However, there are also course materials in other languages including Japanese, Portuguese, Arabic, Chinese, Greek, Turkish, Hindi, Russian, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Polish and Slovene.

The language courses vary from survival to advanced levels. Most of the courses are presented through English and are especially designed for independent study.

The collection is being added to all the time. Consideration is given to all requests for new additions.

Learning Centre staff are on hand to advise students on the materials.

Other services at the Learning Centre

DVD Viewing

Students and staff can use this area for viewing art and design DVDs.

Careers Collection

A collection of material relating to study and careers options is housed in the Learning Centre. Students may be referred to this collection by the Careers Officer. They are also welcome to consult the material independently. This material is for reference only and must not be removed from the Library.


Library users who would like to learn more about using the library catalogue can book a short introductory session at the Learning Centre.

Letters of Introduction to other Libraries

If the Assistant Librarian is not available, please call into the Learning Centre to request a letter of introduction, should you wish to visit another academic/research library.

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The National College of Art and Design - services

Additional services available to students include medical and counselling services, a careers advisory service, a centre for reading, writing & research skills and student exchange programmes. Students at the National College of Art and Design have access to a number of facilities and services which further enhance the quality of student and academic life at the College.


The National College of Art and Design - services loans

These include rare, valuable, out-of-print, reference or high demand books, and exhibition catalogues printed in limited runs. In particular cases certain reference only books may be lent for a limited period, subject to the discretion of the Librarian. Always return books to the main issue desk and hand them to the member of staff on duty. Most of the books in the Library's collection are available for lending.