Accessing MTU Library Remotely

It’s important to remember that students & staff have access to wide array of library services and resources, all of which can be accessed remotely.

The following are just a small selection of the many resources that are available remotely to registered students and staff at this time. To view all of our resources students and staff are advised to view the contents of the main Library homepage.

To access many of these resources, students & staff need to enter the username and password that they use to access their MTU e-mail account.

MultiSearch (Summon)

MultiSearch (Summon) is a library based search engine that simultaneously searches all of the Libraries online resources, including:

• The Library Catalogue
• Library eBooks
• Online journal databases

With this easy to use resource, you can quickly and easily search through millions of full-text online academic resources made available by your Library. You can then get immediate online access to articles, eBooks, theses, music, art, conference proceedings and so much more instantly.



To complement our extensive book collection, MTU Libraries currently provides remote access to well over 100,000 eBook titles.

There are many benefits to eBooks including instantaneous online access, the ability to search an entire eBook for a specific word or term, download titles to your personal device or even print sections. Ebook Central even allows you to set up a virtual bookshelf of favourite titles, highlight sections within chapters and create virtual notes.

Ebook Central offers authoritative ebooks across all subject areas, along with powerful tools to help you find, use, and manage the information you need.

MTU Libraries aim to ensure that core reading material as prescribed by lecturing staff is available in eBook format where possible. Recommended eBook titles can be found and accessed directly via the library catalogue or MultiSearch. It’s important for students and staff however to understand that publishers may not always make certain book titles available in eBook format.


Our Libraries subscribe to an extensive collection of databases which provides access to electronic journals across all subject areas. To access an A to Z listing of online journal collections that we subscribe to, please click here.

If you’d like to access online journals relevant to your own particular discipline, please find click on the relevant section below:


Assorted Sciences

Business & Humanities



Sharing specific E-Resource Titles with your Students.

It's important to note that lecturing staff can also share links to specific eBook titles and even journal articles with students. Here's a quick video on how you can easily do this.


External Repositories

MTU Library’s website provides access to a number of national and international repositories. Sites such as RIAN, ETHOS, Dart-Europe, PhD On Track and others provide students and staff with access to Theses, Research papers and other publications, many of which are freely available to view.


Subject Guides

MTU Library’s Subject Guides will help you identify online resources relevant to your subject area. They have been created by library staff in collaboration with academic staff from relevant departments to ensure access to approved quality content. Subject Guides are available across a wide range of disciplines, view our entire selection here.


Library Guides

Library staff have created a wide variety of self-help guides which students can use to improve their research skills. Academic staff are welcome to share these guides with students on Canvas or other online platforms. Information on Referencing Skills, Plagiarism, Note-Taking, Assignment Preparation, Effective Internet Searching, Identifying Fake News and many more are available to view under the Supports for You tab on the main library homepage.


YouTube Channel

We also have a large selection of guides and videos to view on our dedicated YouTube channel where you can view tutorials for most of our online resources.


Contact MTU Library Staff

Library Staff are available daily to answer your queries from 9.00am to 5.00pm – Monday to Friday. E-mail to contact us. If you’d like to discuss a matter in more detail, we can talk to you over the telephone, contact us by e-mail and call along to the library issue desk.


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