PJ Brophy Library

Welcome to the P.J. Brophy Memorial Library

The library is dedicated to the memory of Father P.J. Brophy BD (1919–1989) who was born at Castlemore in the parish of Ballon/Rathoe. Fr. Brophy was President of Carlow College from 1970–1974. As the library bears his name, it also seeks to emulate his personal commitment, his breadth of vision for the Church and his openness to new ideas that are so necessary to the learning experience of our students.

The library itself was open to students at the start of the 2006 Academic Year and was officially dedicated by the then Uachtarán na hÉireann, Mary McAleese, on 19 December that same year. The library structure is housed inside the Sacred Heart Chapel, built in 1888 and designed by the architect, William Hague. Today it is a thriving centre of learning activities freely available to the students, teachers and staff of the College.

A list of library services can be found here

Our Library Catalogue can be found here.

Opening Hours

Monday09:00am to 08:45pm
Tuesday09:00am to 08:45pm
Wednesday09:00am to 08:45pm
Thursday09:00am to 08:45pm
Friday09:00am to 04:45pm
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

 

Carlow College is proud to house the Delany Archive, the archival collections of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Kildare & Leighlin, the Patrician Brothers, Brigidine Sisters and Carlow College. Dr Daniel Delany served as bishop of the diocese of Kildare & Leighlin (1787-1814) and had significant involvement with each of these religious institutions. The Delany Archive is open to researchers. Please visit the website to make an appointment to visit: http://www.delanyarchive.ie.

EBSCOHost® contains three databases. The Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection covers topics concerning emotional and behavioural characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational & experimental methods. This is the world’s largest full text psychology database offering full text coverage for nearly 400 journals.

The Religion and Philosophy Collection provides extensive coverage of such topics as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy. observational & experimental methods. This is the world’s largest full text psychology database offering full text coverage for nearly 400 journals.

With more than 300 full-text journals, SocINDEX with Full Text is an electronic version of the Social Sciences Index but with many more features. The database features more than 2.1 million records with subject headings from a 20,000+ term sociological thesaurus designed by subject experts and expert lexicographers. The database also contains full text from more than 860 journals, dating back to 1908. It also includes full text for more than 860 journals, dating back to 1908. It also includes full text for more than 830 books and monographs, and full text for over 16,800 conference papers.

Access is by password only. Contact library staff for more information and/or assistance.

EBSCO Host Login

JSTOR® is a full-text database containing two journal collections: ‘The Irish Collection’ and ‘The Language & Literature Collection’. Together they offer access to 187 journals, all in full-text, full-image.

Access is by password only. Contact library staff for more information and/or assistance.