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Online Learners: Getting started

Library support for Online Learners

Online Learner Queries


or by phone to Geraldine

Tel:      353 71 9137342

Frequently Asked Questions

Yeats Library training videos

Appointments available

To ensure you are making the most of the resources available you can book an appointment with the School Liasion Librarian by email

Your IT Sligo ID Card

IT Sligo student cards are available from Yeats Library during Induction and throughout the year. 

Online Learning students who are unable to visit the campus need to 

  • Follow the steps in this guide to upload your photo to our system
  • You will get their ID card by post. 
  • For further advice email 

You will need you card to borrow when you visit the library in person and for your exams.

Access and download ebooks

EBSCO Academic Collection has about 160,000 ebooks. You can download , print and add notes. It's really easy to export the citations to referencing software like endnote basic. 

We also have a growing collection of individually ordered ebooks. We get these ebooks from Proquest. These are also in Eolas. The Proquest ebooks go into Ebook Central Database. We keep records with links for both types in the library catalogue. (See RSS feed below)

Some of our other library databases like Academic Source Complete and Business source complete and JSTOR have a number of ebooks even though they are not typical "ebook databases". There are also some fantastic open access ebooks in Eolas such as those from Openstax.

User education

Any of the guides provided on Yeats Library website are relevant to all registered students, as all our students access library resources from off campus.


We have some additional services for Online students:

  • At any stage make an appointment with a school liaison librarian. We can help you in person, over the phone or by email.
  • Library staff will also invite you to join Google hangouts during the year - feel free to make this request for yourself or your class.
  • We can record tutorials according to your specific query and provide tuition live on lin eor over the phone

Please email at any stage if you need assistance. 

Take time to explore our website and and guides

Login to Access Resources

When accessing Library resources you will be prompted to logon using your IT Sligo email address and college logon eg


Postal loan service

We can post books from the Main Collection to Online Learners who live outside Sligo. 

  • Check EOLAS to see if the book is available.
  • If the book is on loan to another user you can reserve it through your Library Account.
  • To borrow, email with the details and your postal address.

Books can be borrowed for three weeks. They can be renewed for a further three weeks online through your Library Account, by email or by phone.

It is your responsibility to return the the book in person or by post using this address:

Yeats Library,

Book Returns,
Institute of Technology, Sligo,
Ash Lane, Sligo 

F91 YW50

Research and Learning guides