WIT Libraries host an extensive range of resources and materials to support your studies and interests. Find details on how to explore these collections below.
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Search our dedicated library catalogue (WITCat) which contains the records of our extensive library holdings.
Once logged on to the library Catalogue you can also see what books you have currently checked out on your account and place holds on books.
Search seamlessly by title, subject or International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) for electronic journal (eJournal) titles provided through our databases.
Ascertain what holdings we have for a specific eJournal title and how you can access it.
Access our A-Z suite of library databases, from this central location.
Access our A-Z suite of library databases, electronic journals (eJournals), articles and electronic books (eBooks)
The library has 4 Kobo e-readers available to lend to staff and students. You may borrow one e- reader for 2 / 4 weeks depending on your patron type. You can borrow the e- readers from the circulation desk at WIT Libraries.
Pre Loaded books:
The Kobo e-reader is already preloaded with classic books by authors such as Jane Austen, Charles Dickens and Oscar Wilde.
The e - readers store books by category so you can choose books according to your preference.
You can also use the e- reader to download books from the Kobo website, Gutenberg or for accessing documents on Ebrary for free.
Instructions for using the e-readers:
As with all electronic devices take care not to drop, get wet or overheat the e-reader.
Take a look at the kobo website for initial support https://www.kobo.com/help
Watch this clip on getting started on using the e-reader http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJO2DaacFjY
There is also a user manual provided on the library website.
Do not use a ballpoint pen, pencil, or other sharp object to tap the screen. If you encounter any difficulty when operating the device please take a look online at the Kobo support website as listed above. If you cannot resolve the problem with this support please return the e-reader and notify a staff member in the library.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a charge to borrow the e-reader?
No, the e-reader can be borrowed by WIT students and staff in the same way that printed books can be borrowed.
Where can I borrow an e-reader from?
E-readers can be borrowed from the circulation desk on entrance level.
How long can I borrow it for?
E-readers may be borrowed for 2 / 4 weeks depending on your patron type.
What can I use the e-reader for?
You can read books on the e-reader or search the internet.
Is there a charge if I return it late?
The library has a schedule of fines for overdue material - please see the library website for current charges.
What software do I need to use the reader?
You don't need any software to use the e-reader; content is pre-loaded on the e-reader for you so all you may need to do is charge the battery. The e- readers have a USB lead provided with them. Please ask at the circulation desk for the USB lead if it is not with the e-reader.
How do I download books?
The e-reader is already preloaded with books relating to various schools throughout the college and well as fiction, lifestyle and literature. If you want to download other books you can do so free of charge either through Gutenberg, Kobo (log in details below) or Ebrary using your own log in details.
How do I log onto Kobo’s website?To log onto Kobo’s website you need to sign in using the following log in details:
Kobo website: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-ie/
Email: [email protected]
Can I buy e-books for Kobo e-reader?
Yes you can buy e-books for the Kobo e-reader, but when you return the e-reader you will be unable to access the e-books you bought. If you have suggestions about any e-books you would like the library to have purchase, then please email [email protected] or alternatively check if your local public library allows you to borrow eBooks.
For your convenience and to aid social distancing, please let us know what books you would like us to get from the shelves for you. Once you have filled out the form, we will take a look and let you know when you can come and collect them from the library.
Please wait for a confirmation email, otherwise we may not have the book ready for you when you arrive.
If an item (book, journal, chapter etc.) is unavailable from WIT Libraries, we can source that item on your behalf from another library or supplier via Interlibrary Loan.
Before you submit the request form, please check WITCat and our A-Z Journals for availability. If you are sure we don’t have the item in question, proceed by filling out the request form as detailed as possible.
Journal articles are generally supplied within 3 days, books usually take about 7-10 days. You will be notified by e-mail or telephone when your item arrives.
Interlibrary loans must be returned on time or a fine may apply.
Copyright - Do not sign the Copyright Declaration form if your article request is intended for commercial purposes (applies to any activity that is directly or indirectly income generating). In this instance, you are required to contact the interlibrary loans team prior to submitting your request so that appropriate copyright fees can be applied. Users of WIT Libraries interlibrary loan service have a personal responsibility to become familiar with copyright law as it affects them.