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Covid-19 & Remote Access: Remote Access

Accessing the Library's Collections Online from your own device remotely (off-campus)

Library Services


Yes!... We're Open

Remote staff assistance is available online during normal working hours via Live Chat, email and our social media channels.

(Galway, CCAM, Letterfrack)


Social Media:

Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Reading Lists

The Library uses a reading list service called Key Links to help guide students you to the resources they need to succeed in their course.

The books, journals and other resources in these lists have been:

  • Selected by your lecturers
  • Grouped into categories, ie 'Essential' or 'Recommended', to help you prioritise and plan your reading


Staff: Please contact Maura Stephens to get set up as a user, and Maura will send on the procedures for adding lists and linking from Moodle. Please note you need to be the owner of the course on Moodle to avail of this feature.

Document Supply Service

A limited (online only) Document Supply Service (Inter-library loans) from other libraries is available, depending on the affected global regions, and the availability of services in our partner libraries.

Such requests are only available from partner libraries who supply a scanned, digital copy of requested library materials, requests depending on physical items are not available.

To request a document supply, or for more information, please email

Accessing Library Collections

Access to the Library’s Search + Find, and other online resources are all freely accessible 24/7 from

GMIT staff and students should use their GMIT login credentials to access all the library's online resources remotely.


All online electronic library collections are accessible off campus (remotely from your own device), including:

e-Books (over 220,000)

e-Journals (over 450,000)

e-magazine and research articles (millions…)

e-Papers (local and national newspapers)

Past exam papers (for revision purposes)

Online Help Tools

Online help tools are available from the library support area, including:


Online subject and information guides, including research skills, referencing and eResources: Databases, eBooks, eJournals. See A-Z listing for more. 


Tutorials on YouTube designed to help you learn library and research skills to assist you in finding and using information, including  using Search + Find to find books and ebooks or journal articles and database tips


Digital audio files on SoundCloud to assist you with your library and research skills, including doing a literature review, avoiding plagiarism and creating and EndNote Online account.


Staff using Moodle can link to online library resources using a permalink (static URL) to specific journal articles, e-books etc. See: Linking to library resources for further information.

GMIT Libraries on Moodle

New Services

All registered GMIT students and staff can request books and journal or scans of book chapters and journal articles from stock held at our campus libraries in Galway and CCAM (Letterfrack and Mayo coming soon!)


Click & Collect 

Scan & Deliver 

No Fines!

Borrowing and access to our physical collections is not possible while the institute is closed.

All books on loan to students and staff have automatically been renewed until the 30th September 2020.

You will not be fined for items on your account for the days the institute is closed.

Book Returns

If you are returning to your studies in GMIT please hold onto your books until you return in September.

For final year students who are not returning to GMIT you can now return your books to GMIT in person or by posting them to us. Or, if you live close to the following Institute of Technologies (IoT’s) you can drop your books into Athlone, Carlow, Cork, Dun Laoghaire, Dundalk, Limerick and Tralee Institute of Technology. If you are returning your books to one of these IoT’s please specify that you wish the books to be returned to GMIT along with your name and student ID number. Please email if your require further information.

Keep up-to-date

Library Users should consult official GMIT communication channels for any updates on the campus closure.

Any library-specific communications related to the closure will be made available through the library’s social media channels (see below).

Connect with Us

Galway 091-742785 | CCAM 091-745409
Mayo 094-9043146 | Letterfrack 091-742666