The Library provides access to all sorts of information resources to support your learning and research. You can search all of the library's collections through the Library Catalogue, or get more information on each type of information resource and how it might be useful to your studies below.
- Using the Library
Find your way
Learn more about the Library as a physical place, find top tips and answers to frequently asked questions (FAQ), find out about the study spaces and services available in the Main, Medical and Nursing & Midwifery Libraries, and if you are not a student or staff member of NUI Galway, you can find out here how to access the Library.
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. We have staff with expertise on information resources in your subject area.
- 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.
QA804 Donations Policy
The Library welcomes donations and we are extremely grateful to those who have made donations or bequests to us in the past, thereby greatly enhancing our collections.
It is important to note that due to restrictions of space, storage and staff resources it is not possible for us to accept all donations. We therefore apply the same selection policy to donations as we do to all other acquisitions.
Consideration will be given to the condition and format of donations, as well as overlap with existing stock. Relevance to the teaching and research mission of the University are also important factors. On occasion, regrettably, donations may have to be declined where they do not meet the selection criteria. Donations that do not meet the selection criteria will not be added to stock, and will be:
- Returned to the donor on request
- Donated to Better World Books (which raises money for worldwide literacy initiatives)
If you wish to donate a collection of books, or other materials, to the library please make sure that you complete the Donations Form (Donations Form Leagan Gaeilge also available). If it is a small amount of material, you are welcome to bring it to the Library Steward's Desk at the entrance to the Library. However, if you have a larger amount of material you wish to donate, we would greatly appreciate it if you could contact us in the first instance at the contact details above.
Please note that a separate policy - QA819 Archival Collections Acquisition Policy governs the donation of Archival material. Please consult that policy if you wish to make a donation of archival material to the Library.