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Library Guide for Academic Staff: Books and ebooks

Electronic books

What are e-books (electronic books)? These are books that you can read online via your PC, laptop or mobile device.

Why use them?

  • e-Books are available 24/7
  • access them on and off campus
  • search within the full-text for your topic
  • avoid waiting for reservations
  • you don't pay library fines

How many ebooks are available?  The AIT Library provides access to over 100,000 ebooks.

Click here to access the various electronic book list offerings from the AIT library.  

You may need to enter your name, staff/student number and library PIN to access the fulltext. 

Need a book that we do not hold, try our Interlibrary loan service

If you need a book, article or thesis that we do not have access to, use the Inter-Library Loans service.

We have just introduced a new library system.  KOHA currently does not allow us to provide online request forms for Interlibrary loans.  Therefore, we ask that you send all of your inter-library loan applications to the following email account: Please include as much detail as possible when placing your applications to assist library staff in processing all requests as efficiently as possible.

We look forward to making our new inter-library loan service available through Koha in 2018. Any questions or problems making a request? Email:

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Useful Subject Headings

Teaching and Learning material is generally held in the 370s to 379 shelf areas but can cover a number of subject areas.

Some sample searches on the library catalogue include: