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If you can’t find an answer to your question here please Ask a Librarian by email: library@gmit.ie, phone: 091-742785 or call in to your nearest library.

To find books and other items in the Library, use Search + Find.
Each book, journal, video and other item in the library has a class number. A class number is like an address: it tells us where the book is located in the library. This number may also be referred to as the ‘Shelf number’, ‘Call number’ or ‘Dewey number’. We use the Dewey Decimal Classification System to arrange books and other library materials by subjects. Because books are classified by subject, you can find related books on the same shelf, or nearby. To see how the Dewey Decimal Classification System works view the OCLC Multimedia Tour.
There are a few options available. So first do a journal title search for the periodical in the Library Catalogue. For example, select Journal Title, type in the title of the journal, and click Search. We may have the article available in hard copy or electronically. If we have the article in hard copy check the shelf number, and holdings information. Go to the shelf number assigned and read or photocopy the article required. Electronically available journals may be viewed via the “Access online Resource” link from the catalogue record or by searching one of our databases. For some publications, only recent articles are available in full text online. Please note that the full text of older articles may only be available in print, although citations for the articles may be available electronically. If you fail to find the article required in the manner mentioned you will have to request the article using our Document Supply Service.
Books can be renewed online, by phone, or in person at the library desk.
Yes, the library strives to meet the special needs of students enrolled in distance learning classes. Most of the library resources, such as the library catalogue and research databases can be accessed from home. (For more details see our Distance Learning guide)
Group study rooms, located at the Galway & Mayo campus libraries can be booked for groups of two or more students online or at the library issue desk.
Go to the library’s ‘Electronic Resources‘ page to view a full listing of databases the library subscribes to.
Yes, if you an have Internet connection. Your Library PIN, along with your name and the barcode number from your GMIT ID or library card, allows you to use all the services on the library catalogue including accessing the databases from home. If you do not have a PIN, go to My Library Account. Use a four-digit number, which the system will confirm. If you have any difficulties with creating a PIN please see a member of staff.
Read the database descriptions provided in the alphabetical listing of databases from the Electronic Resources page or ask a member of staff for assistance.
A piece of software which allow you to view PDF files. PDF is a file format that is used to electronically reproduce printed material. It is freely available @ https://www.adobe.com
Yes, contact Kathryn Briggs, Systems Librarian @ 091-742784, via email or call into the library.
Most of the databases that the library subscribes to are combination databases (some articles are available in full text others only have citations and abstracts). Most search pages have an option to restrict your search to “full text” articles. For example, with Emerald you can specify that you are only looking for full text by clicking beside “Search only my subscribed journals” In Science Direct, we have access to the last 10 years of full text material. If the database is trying to charge you for a article after you have logged in with your PIN number, the full text is not available to you within the database you are searching. If you think you should be able to get the full text of an article but are not, please contact Kathryn Briggs on 091-742784
Past GMIT exam papers are available in the library in two formats. Hardcopies of exam papers are available on the exam paper shelves at your campus library. Electronic (PDF) copies of exam papers are available for the last 4 years from here.
The last 4 years of exam papers are available online from http://ezproxy.gmit.ie/login?url=http://exampapers.gmit.ie. To search exam papers on the library website you need to login with your GMIT email address and network login.
Yes. Once you have selected a paper you can view it on screen, download it or print it.
You used the browser print icon or file and print instead of the imaging software print icon. (See Exam paper guide for more information).
Select ‘Yes’ and Press Enter.
You did not tick ‘YES’ to the security warning box. If you click ‘NO’ or X out of the warning you will not be able to print out exam papers until you log off the PC and log in again.
Ask library staff at the Information Desk for help. If you’re at home, contact us at 091-742785 or library@gmit.ie

Use this facility to: check current loans and requests, see a list of previous loans, renew books, print exam papers, access subscribed databases.
Some functions on the Webpage require you to enter a PIN. A PIN is a four digit numerical number that you set up yourself, and that only you will know. Using your PIN is the same as signing your name. You need a PIN to renew or reserve books online, to view or print exam papers online, to request Inter-Library Loans online, to see what books you have checked out previously and to access subscribed databases.

If you do not have a PIN, go to My Library Account. Use a four-digit number, which the system will confirm. If you have any difficulties with creating a PIN please see a member of staff.

If you have forgotten your PIN, you will need to go to the library issue desk and ask a member of staff to delete the current PIN so a new PIN can be created.
Yes, the Dublin Road campus library has 85 pcs on the ground floor on open access. The IT room also have PCs for student use. The Mayo campus has 14 student pcs and computers are also available in CCAM and Letterfrack libraries.
You must be a registered student or staff member of GMIT. You log in with your college ID and password, available from IT Centre staff during student registration.
If you have forgotten your password, you will need to contact a staff member at the IT Centre where it can be changed for you.
All student pcs have Internet Explorer, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and MS Access in the most recent version as licensed by GMIT IT department.

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