eBooks are books in digital format that can be read using devices such as pcs, tablets, e-Readers and smartphones. The main advantage of eBooks is their online availability, users are not dependent on the library opening times, you can access an eBook 24/7, provided you are authorised to do so.
The availability of eBooks will be dependent on many different characteristics such as host, publisher, licence agreement, library access model. E-formats will vary, there is no service that can provide all eBooks in the same manner, and GMIT users will notice this with the library's eBook collection.
The majority of eBooks at GMIT may be read online or downloaded by staff and students, using the usual authorisation method of keying your name, ID number and library PIN. Many of the eBook hosts such as DawsonEra, Proquest Ebrary and MyILibrary will allow GMIT users to create personal accounts with which you login in order to download an eBook.
Apart from this LibGuide, GMIT Library has issued a few useful resources on using our eBooks.
All of the eBook hosts also provide comprehensive help resources on their respective sites:
The Library's default search engine Search + Find will enable you to locate only eBooks. Simply key your search terms and choose 'Full text online' and 'Books/eBooks' from the list of limiters on the left.
You can search for only eBooks using the search box below: