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Main Library

Note: The Library is open as a study space to registered staff and students only by booking your seat in advance. To request books, use the click & collect service

  Opening Hours Click & Collect Hours
Monday 08:30 - 22:00 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:30 - 22:00 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:30 - 22:00 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:30 - 22:00 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:30 - 22:00 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 08:30 - 17:30  
Sunday 10:00 - 17:30  

Medical Library

Currently closed, however materials can be requested through the Click & Collect service

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.

Reading Room

Currently closed

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 and provide your name and ID Number.

Archives and Special Collections Reading Room

Limited access

Archives & Special Collections Reading Room open by appointment, Mondays and Fridays, 10.00-12.30 and 13.30-16.00Contact Special Collections to use resources in this space:

Shannon College Library

Shannon College Library is open Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Seats should be booked in advance through the seat booking system. Materials can be requested through the Click & Collect service

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.