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.
IReL - Irish Research eLibrary
IReL is a nationally funded initiative aimed at providing researchers in Irish universities with access to the information resources they require for their research. Many of the databases and e-journal collections that you can access through the Library Catalogue are in fact funded by IReL.
Funded by the HEA (Higher Education Authority), the DJEI (Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation) and the IUA Council (Irish Universities Association), IReL provides essential research infrastructure in the form of access to scholarly and scientific literature, supporting research in STM (Science, Technology, Medicine) and AHSS (Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences).
The IUA Librarians' Group, of which University Librarian John Cox is a member, has overall responsibility for this collaborative project, and NUI Galway’s interests are represented on the IReL Steering Group by Monica Crump.
- Accessing IReL Resources:
We recommend accessing IReL resources through the Library catalogue, as this will ensure you are correctly authenticated as an NUI Galway user, even if you are off campus (login required). Search for IReL to see the full list of resources funded by IReL.