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Covid-19 & Remote Access: Remote Access

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

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Our physical library spaces are currently closed for the summer - we are offering a large number of online services.

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

(Galway, CCAM, Letterfrack)


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Book Returns

To limit movement on campus we are currently operating a delivery service rather than a collection service.

Email us at to request a pre-paid postal envelope to return your books to the library.

Reading Lists

The Library uses a reading list service o 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.

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.

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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 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.

StaMoodle logoff 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.


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

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