GMIT Prospectus 2021/22

GMIT FACILITIES

Library GMIT libraries provide a wide range of services and facilities to support learning, teaching and research in the Institute. GMIT has libraries at four campuses: • Galway • Centre for the Creative Arts & Media, Galway • Mayo • Letterfrack All our libraries provide quiet individual study spaces, Wi-Fi, computing and printing facilities. Group study rooms are available in Galway and Mayo. With a variety of study spaces, group study rooms, silent zones, quiet study areas and facilities for students with special needs, the library aims to provide each user with the best possible environment for study and research. Our online library is available at library.gmit.ie . Students can avail of LiveChat to talk to library staff on-line during staffed hours. Our collections include books, ebooks, journals, magazines, newspapers, standards and multimedia. Thousands of ebooks, journals and other sources of information, such as GMIT's Research Repository are available online at library.gmit.ie . A Document Supply service is provided for items not available in our libraries. Library staff offer training throughout the year and are always available to provide students with the help to find and fully exploit library resources. The Academic Writing Centre and Maths Learning Centre are based in the library and offer support for students in academic writing and maths.

Computing Services and ICT Facilities Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) are now an integral part of all academic, administrative and technical activities in GMIT. Learning is complemented by GMIT's Virtual Learning Environment https://learnonline.gmit.ie providing access to class notes, activities and assignments. Each student has access to the full Microsoft Office suite on up to five personal devices along with all the features of Office365. Networked computing laboratories are available on all campuses, with access to the internet and e-mail available throughout the Institute. Wi-Fi is available in many locations on campus. Desktop PCs are used to provide access to a range of applications and services, such as word processing, spreadsheets, database software, a wide variety of programming languages and discipline specific applications such as computer-aided design. Specialist computing resources are also available for research and project work. The Learning Centre on the Galway Campus incorporates the Library and the Information Technology (IT) Centre. This architecturally distinctive building accommodates 700 readers in the Library and offers a range of specialist facilities. The IT Centre has 188 workstations, which are available to students at all times for research, project work, assignments, on-line training and learning and tutorial support. The IT Centre also has a fully equipped training room, a multimedia studio, and technical support facilities for the Institute.

The library catalogue is available directly at http://library.gmit.ie or via the GMIT web page at http://www.gmit.ie . Distance learners and remote users are catered for with the provision of online facilities via the internet. Follow GMIT Libraries on Twitter and Facebook and the Library Blog accessible via our library homepage at http://library.gmit.ie

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