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Teaching & Learning: Books & eBooks

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Search for Books and eBooks


When you find the book you want you’ll see a shelf number for print books, this will help you find it in the library. For ebooks, simply click on the link to read it online or download it (you’ll need a library PIN to do this).


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Can't Find What You Are Looking For?

We have thousands of books, journal articles and reports in print and online but we don't have access to everything. So, if you find that we don’t hold an item that you need, you can use our Document Supply Service. This service provides access to books and journal articles which are held at other libraries in the Ireland and overseas.

Finding Books in the Library

Each book that GMIT libraries acquire is assigned a Dewey number that identifies its subject matter. This number can be found on the spine of the book. As Dewey is a numerical system the books are arranged on the shelves in numerical order. The following is the ten main classes of the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) system.

000 Computer science, information & general works
100 Philosophy & psychology
200 Religion
300 Social sciences
400 Language
500 Science
600 Technology
700 Arts & recreation
800 Literature
900 History & geography

DDC - The Hundreds Division

Classification - how books are shelved

Finding eBooks

The library has access to over 220,000 online books via a number of eBook collections to read and download for free. eBooks can be accessed from any device that has an Internet connection, so you don’t need to be in the Library to read them.

You can search all our eBook collections here or you can search individual collections by clicking on the collection title below

EBSCO eBooks

ProQuest eBooks

123 Library

Search, find and use ebrary ebooks

Google Book Search

Recommend a Book

Found a book we haven't got that you think should be part of our collection?

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