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.
Books are useful to find information on a topic, to put a topic in context with other important issues, to find historical information, and/or to find summaries of research to support an argument. An edited book features articles or other material on the same subject but by different authors collected together in one book by an editor.
The library provides access to a large volume of books in various formats for a diverse range of subjects.
- Find a book (print and electronic)
- How do I find a book? - watch a short video tutorial
- How many books can I borrow?
- How do I renew my books?
- How do I place a hold on a book?
Please note that while the Library endeavours to provide access to all recommended reading material, students are expected to purchase core textbooks.
The library makes many books available as e-books, either through large thematic collections such as Early English Books Online or as individual books. We try to make all high demand textbooks (e.g. books that appear on reading lists) available as e-books, if possible.
Watch some short video tutorials on How do I use an e-book?