The Library provides access to all sorts of information resources to support your learning and research. You can search all of our collections through the Library Catalogue, or learn more about different types of information resources below.
- Using the Library
Find your way
Find out about online and remote access to the Library, as well as on-campus study spaces and services. If you are not a student or staff member of NUI Galway, you can find out how to access the Library here.
We're here to help
Library staff provide support, help, and training to enable you to get to grips with the literature of your subject and the Library's resources.
- Digital Scholarship
The Library welcomes opportunities to advance our Digital Scholarship. Our areas of contribution include content, technology, infrastructure, partnership and the practice-based expertise in our team.
- Open Scholarship
The Library supports the practice of research, education and knowledge exchange to enable open collaboration and learning.
Note: The library will be closed until further notice.
13 January - 12 March
|Opening Hours||Service Hours|
|Monday||08:30 - 18:00||08:30 - 18:00|
|Tuesday||08:30 - 18:00||08:30 - 18:00|
|Wednesday||08:30 - 18:00||08:30 - 18:00|
|Thursday||08:30 - 18:00||08:30 - 18:00|
|Friday||08:30 - 18:00||08:30 - 18:00|
|Monday||06:00 - 23:00|
|Tuesday||06:00 - 23:00|
|Wednesday||06:00 - 23:00|
|Thursday||06:00 - 23:00|
|Friday||06:00 - 23:00|
|Saturday||06:00 - 23:00|
|Sunday||06:00 - 23:00|
Note: Access is controlled by swipe card.
The Medical Library is located at the ground floor of the Clinical Science Institute in the grounds of University College Hospital, Galway. As a branch of the Main Library, this library offers all of the services and facilities available to registered students and staff of NUI Galway.
Entrance to the Medical Library is by valid Student/Staff University ID Card only.
The Student ID Cards of all students registered on College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences courses, along with the Staff ID Cards of staff affiliated to these schools, are coded automatically for access to the Medical Library.
Students and staff from other schools may request their ID Cards to be coded for access by e-mailing the Service Desk.
|Monday||07:00 - 02:30|
|Tuesday||07:00 - 02:30|
|Wednesday||07:00 - 02:30|
|Thursday||07:00 - 02:30|
|Friday||07:00 - 02:30|
|Saturday||07:00 - 02:30|
|Sunday||07:00 - 02:30|
Extra study spaces are provided in the Reading Room at basement level in the Library building.
Entry to the Library Reading Room, during all hours of opening, is by an access control system. All NUI Galway student ID Cards are encoded automatically for access to this facility. This is to ensure that the space is retained for NUI Galway students only.
In the unlikely event of your card not working, please contact University Security on firstname.lastname@example.org and provide your name and ID Number.
Special Collections Reading Room
|Term Time||Vacation Time|
|Monday||09:00 - 17:00||09:00-17:00|
|Tuesday||09:00 - 21:00
|Wednesday||09:00 - 17:00||09:00-17:00|
|Thursday||09:00 - 17:00||09:00-17:00|
|Friday||09:00 - 17:00||09:00-17:00|
If you have any queries please contact us at email@example.com.
Shannon College Library
|Term Time||Vacation Time*|
|Monday||09:00 - 20:00||09:00-17:00|
|Tuesday||09:00 - 20:00
|Wednesday||09:00 - 20:00||09:00-17:00|
|Thursday||09:00 - 20:00||09:00-17:00|
|Friday||09:00 - 20:00||09:00-17:00|
Shannon College Library is located on the upper floor of the main Shannon College of Hotel Management building in the grounds of Shannon International Airport, Co. Clare. As a branch of NUI Galway Library, this library offers all of the services and facilities available to registered students and staff of NUI Galway.
*Outside of term, the Library is open from 09:00 to 17:00, Monday to Friday but please email or phone in advance of travelling.