Your student ID card
Your student ID card is also your library card and you will need it to borrow, renew books and to use print, copy and scan facilities. You should carry the card with you at all times when you are on campus; you may be asked to produce your ID card on entry to the library.
My Library Account
All GMIT students have a personal library account which shows the books that you have on loan and the date they are due back. It will also tell you if there are any outstanding fines on your account. My Library Account allows you to request books currently out on loan and renew items that you’ve borrowed.
Getting help and advice
Library staff are always available to help, whether it’s to find books and other materials or to use any of the services in the Library help is provided at the issue desk.
Please ask a Library staff member for assistance if you need help.
Subject librarians offer help and advice related to finding and using information for your course. They provide information skills classes tailored for each subject area and these will help you make good use of all the Library͛s resources to get the best mark possible for your assignments. You can also make an appointment to meet with your subject librarian to discuss your specific information needs. It is very important therefore to get to know who your subject librarian is – find your subject librarian or checkout their online subject and information guides which will help you find the books, journals and relevant online information needed for your course.
Finding books and other library material
Find what physical material we have in the library use the – search by title, author or keyword to locate where the items are on the shelves (the’class number’ or’shelf mar’).
Search + Find:
Explore and locate material both in print and online, using a powerful single search box which quickly returns results across the librar’s collections.
Dedicated Library Catalogue PCs are available in each campus library.
You can browse and borrow more than books! We have magazines, newspapers, journals, eBooks, databases, government documents, dvds, audio books, maps, theses, computers, laptops, wi-fi, multimedia screens, projector screens, photocopiers, scanners, training sessions, events and exhibitions. The list is endless.
Borrowing, renewing and returning books
You can borrow up to five books at a time. Books can be borrowed for one week at a time and renewed up to three times if not required by another user (N.B. all books are subject to recall at any time if requested by another user). You can renew books in person, by phone or by logging in to My Account in the Library Catalogue.
Books should be returned promptly to the Library. You will be charged if books are not renewed or returned on time (20c per day per item). You can avoid unnecessary fines by checking My Library Account regularly. If you do incur fines, you can pay these in person at the library Desk. Books may be returned to the return bin or at the Issue Desk at any library location.
Printing, photocopying and scanning
Printers, photocopiers, a credit kiosk and a change machine are available in the library.
Printing and photocopying are paid for with a credit system – top up at the credit kiosk using your student ID number and network password. Cost 10c A4 B&W, 20c for colour. Scanning is free using the photocopiers, select ‘scanner and manually enter an email address to scan to.
Printing from the library Wi-Fi is available using https://print.gmit.ie as your printer. You can also use the Everyone Print app for mobile devices. Go to host print.gmit.ie and port 9444, choose ’Test’ and ‘Save’.
Computers & Wifi
The Library provides computers for student use for study and research purposes only. Each PC is connected to the network printer/photocopier. The Library also provides Wi-Fi, you connect to the GMIT network using your network logon and password or by login on to Eduroam. Laptops can be borrowed from the desk at Galway campus library.
The Library has different study spaces to meet your needs including group study rooms, silent zones, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) areas, networked computers spaces and an independent learning unit. Wi-Fi is available to connect your phone, tablet or laptop to the college network. You can book a group study room for two or more students on an hourly basis online at
Accessing online resources
You can access the library’s electronic resources including databases, eBooks, eJournals, and past exam papers using your student ID number and network password. Access to our electronic resources is available both on and off-campus using ͚Search + Find͛ or browsing the online resources pages.