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Library Information: Library Basics

Your Library Team from TUS Library: Midlands

Getting Started

This Library Basics Guide will get you started in using Library resources, services and facilities.

Library staff are here to help, just get in touch if you need further guidance:

Why do I Need a Library Account

Your Library Record allows you:

  • see when items are due to be returned
  • renew items you have borrowed
  • view any outstanding fines
  • view your borrowing history
  • reserve /put a hold on an item that someone else has borrowed

Your ID Card

Your Student ID Card is also your Library Card. You will need it to borrow and renew books, and to use print and copy facilities.

You should carry the card with you at all times when you are on campus; you may be ask to produce your ID Card on entry to the library.

Please contact the Card Office ( if you have any queries about your student card.

Search the Library Catalogue

Library YouTube Channel

Off Campus Access

Use your AIT computer login and password to log onto all the library's e-resources.

OER Open Educational Resources

Open Educational Resources (OERs) refers to Textbooks, Lecture Slides, Videos, Quizzes, Podcasts and other educational resources made available under open licenses for use and adaptation. 

The Library Guide to OERs:

Defines OERs and the different licensing agreements.

Tells how to use and adapt OERs.

Gives the benefits of OERs for teaching and learning.

Has access to an index OER listed by subject. 


New Collections

The library has a guide displaying new additions to the library collection coving ebooks and physical books. It is arranged by Faculties Business, Engineering, Science and other major collections such as Positive Living and Health Science

If you need a book it also explains how to make a purchase suggestion to the library 

Faculty Library Guides




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