In Desmond College all students are given a choice of one of the following options
Option 1: E- book Lending Scheme
This scheme enables students to gain access to ebooks on their ipad for their chosen subjects. The ebook licence fees are paid for the duration of the Junior/Senior cycle programmes.
Students download the ebooks onto their iPad. Once the ebook is downloaded students will have access to it at all times even if not connected to Wi-Fi.
Payment for the ebook Lending Scheme is required and can be paid for using the school’s Way2Pay system.
Option 2: Hard copy Lending Scheme
Students get a hard copy of the text book for their chosen subjects for the duration of their Junior/Senior cycle programmes. Textbooks are owned by the school and students are required to keep the books in good condition. All books should be covered and the students should write their name neatly on the inside cover of each book. At year’s end books are returned back to the school for reuse the following year. A mixture of second-hand and new books are used for each student. Books will be checked on an ongoing basis during the year to ensure that they are kept in good condition.
Payment for the Hardcopy Lending Scheme is required and can be paid for using the school’s Way2Pay system.
The cooperation of you, the parents/guardians, is essential to the success of our Book Lending Scheme. If a student does not wish to join the Book Lending Scheme, they may contact the school for the book list and purchase their own.
Students are responsible for purchasing their own copies, biros, etc.