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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
Saturday Closed  
Sunday Closed  

Medical Library

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.

Reading Room

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 accesscontrol@nuigalway.ie 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
09:00-17:00
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
Saturday Closed Closed
Sunday Closed Closed

If you have any queries please contact us at specialcollections@nuigalway.ie.

Shannon College Library

  Term Time Vacation Time*
Monday 09:00 - 20:00 09:00-17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 20:00
09:00-17:00
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
Saturday Closed Closed
Sunday Closed Closed

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.