Monday, April 29, 2013

It's Revision Week...

Please help us to make the library a quiet zone by keeping noise to a minimum.

The IT Room & Research Room are now open at the main campus for Individual Study. Group study can be done in the Study Rooms.

Best of Luck with your Revision!

Friday, April 26, 2013

Reminder - please do not hold on to overdue books

As lectures are finishing we would like to remind you to return your books to the library, or renew them, by their due date.

A fine of €10.00 will be placed on the account of patrons who fail to return books requested by another borrower.

This fine will be placed only after the patron has been contacted by library staff by text and phone call and given 2 days to return the item.

We hope this will eliminate the practice of holding on to heavily used and requested items in the lead up to exams.

Thanks in advance for your cooperation.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Please Remember to Return your Books to the Library

Overdue items must be returned to the library by June 7th 2013

Patrons with overdue items on their library account after this date will be:
  • Blocked from accessing exam results online 
  • Final year students will be blocked from graduating 

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Library Survey Results 2013

Library Survey results are now available online

Free Trial - SAGE Research Methods

SAGE Research Methods is a research methods tool created to help researchers, faculty and students with their research projects.

SAGE Research Methods links over 100,000 pages of SAGE’s renowned book, journal and reference content with truly advanced search and discovery tools. Researchers can explore methods concepts to help them design research projects, understand particular methods or identify a new method, conduct their research, and write up their findings. Since SAGE Research Methods focuses on methodology rather than disciplines, it can be used across the social sciences, health sciences, and more.

Check out our 60 day Free Trial on campus today using the Search Widget below or go to:

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The Reader Organisation seminar, part of the Cúirt International Festival of Literature.

GMIT Library is delighted to be hosting The Reader Organisation seminar, part of the Cúirt International Festival of Literature.

Title: Reader Organisation Seminar
Given by: Jen Tomkins of the Reader Organisation
Venue: Research Room, GMIT Library, Dublin Rd., Galway
Date: Friday 26th April
Time: 11.00

If you would like to attend, please contact me at the above email address or at 091 742781.

The event is free and tea/coffee will be served.

New Online Resource

Following the success of the free trial to Irish Newspaper Archives we are pleased to announce that we have subscribed to this resource.

The Irish Newspapers Archives is the world's largest online database of Irish Newspapers from which it is possible to search, retrieve and view Ireland's past. With many of Ireland's most prominent regional, daily and out of print titles, including:
  • The Connaght Tribune 
  • The Connaght Sentinel
  • Irish Independent 
  • Sunday Independent 
This database holds digitized archived regional and national Irish newspapers. This means that you can view the newspapers exactly as they would have appeared in their print version.

To access this resource go to or for a full listing of our online resources go to

Monday, April 15, 2013

Teacher's TV - free to all UK and Ireland libraries on Alexander Street Press' online platform

We are pleased to announce that Teachers TV, the acclaimed in-classroom video professional development website created by the UK Department of Education, is now live through Alexander Street Press.

Teachers TV has been producing instructional videos showing actual classroom footage since 2008. The content is used by educators worldwide and was government funded until the site closed down in 2011. Alexander Street Press has licensed this material and is pleased to make it available FREE to all libraries in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Access to Teacher’s TV has been automatically set up for you. All you need to do is point your browser to:

The Teachers TV content covers every possible subject area— Bullying, Behavior Management, ADHD in the classroom, Early Language, Secondary Maths, Art Workshop, Guided Reading, Primary Science, Dealing with Family Breakdown and more. We’ve created a playlist that highlights this content – please click the follow link to view these examples:

Oxford Reference & the OED are free for National Library Week!

To celebrate National Library Week, April 14 - 20, in America, Oxford University Press has made all content from Oxford Reference and the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) Online freely available. To get the free access simply use the Username: libraryweek and the Password: libraryweek for both Oxford Reference and the OED.

The Oxford English Dictionary Online gives you the latest content of the full Oxford English Dictionary as well as the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary. The OED Online includes more than 600,000 meanings of words using over 3 million quota tions; coverage of British, American, and all varieties of English; and is updated 4 times a year with new entries.

Oxford Reference brings together over 2-million entries into a single cross-searchable resource, from subject reference, quotation, and language dictionaries in the Oxford Quick Reference collection to award winning Oxford Companions and Encyclopedias in the Oxford Reference Library.

Friday, April 12, 2013

REMINDER... The Library is Open This Weekend

The main campus library (Dublin Rd.) is open this weekend - tonight (Friday) until 9.00pm and tomorrow (Saturday) 10.00am-5.00pm

'Connection is Untrusted' Error Message

If you are having problems accessing the library's online resources (ebooks, databases, ejournals) because of the message 'Connection is Untrusted' please note this error message means that our library security certificate has expired - we are in the process of getting the certificate renewed.

In the meantime please click on the Confirm Exception (Firefox) or Continue to this Website (Internet Explorer) to access our online resources.

Apologies for the inconvenience.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

New Multimedia Screens in Study Rooms.

The main campus library has installed five new 55' multimedia screens in 5 of the study rooms.

Students can use the screens for group presentation practice, Skype exchanges and recording study sessions.

Students must adhere to the Library Policy when using the screens in study rooms.

MultiSearch is Currently Unavailable

Please search our 'classic catalogue' for library materials - hopefully access will be restored shortly.

Apologies for the inconvenience.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Updated Library Open Hours

Main Campus, Dublin Rd.

Monday - Wednesday: 09.00 - 22.00 
Thursday - Friday: 09.00 - 21.00
Saturday: 10.00 - 17.00

GMIT Library YouTube Channel

The Library has launched its YouTube channel for videos and screencasts. The channel aims to provide a range of promotional and instructional content to assist users in using the library resources.

Visit the Libraries’ YouTube channel at: More videos will be added shortly so subscribe to get all the latest updates.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Library Survey Draw Winner

Congratulations to Business Studies student, Aoife Mannion, who won a Kindle in the Library survey draw.

Castlebar Updated Opening Hours

Castlebar Library Saturday opening:
10.00am - 1.00pm
Sat 13th April - Sat 18th May incl.