The FÁS Library and Information Service is the prime resource in Ireland for information in the field of human resources development. While the Library and Information Service exists primarily to cater to the information needs of FÁS staff, the resource is also used extensively for reference purposes by external users such as researchers, students, trainers and consultants. Members of the public may gain access to the Library and Information Service by contacting a member of staff and making an appointment.
The Library holds a comprehensive collection of resources in the following areas:
- Training and education
- Labour market
- Employment and unemployment
- Career guidance and counselling
Cedefop is the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training. The Library and Information Service is the Irish co-ordinator for the Cedefop European Network of Reference & Expertise (ReferNet) whose aim is to gather and disseminate information on vocational education and training in the Member States of the European Union. See the Irish ReferNet website for a full description of activities and functions of the network. Links to European Refer networks and news of latest developments and publications are also provided on the website.
The following link (also available on the ReferNet site) provides direct access to the Cedefop bibliographical database VET-Bib
News on developments in policy and practice at European level is provided in the monthly Cedefop Newsletter.
Further information on Cedefop and its publications may be obtained from the Library and Information Service or by accessing the Cedefop website directly.
The opening hours of the Library & Information Service are:
Monday to Friday
9.00am - 12.30pm
For more information please contact:
Library & Information Service
27-33 Upper Baggot Street
Tel: +353 (0)1 607 0537
Fax: +353 (0)1 607 0634