The Library provides access to all sorts of information resources to support your learning and research. You can search all of our collections through the Library Catalogue, or learn more about different types of information resources below.
- Using the Library
Find your way
Find out about online and remote access to the Library, as well as on-campus study spaces and services. If you are not a student or staff member of NUI Galway, you can find out how to access the Library here.
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.
- 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.
- Open Scholarship
The Library supports the practice of research, education and knowledge exchange to enable open collaboration and learning.
Archives & Special Collections Reading Room Reopening 20th July
For full details, view the Archives & Special Collections Reading Room page.
Special Collections is the section of the Library which looks after old and rare items as well as material in different formats such as maps and newspapers. These collections are accessed in the Archives & Special Collections Reading Room. The staff there will be happy to assist with queries relating to this material. Please be sure to read the Conditions of Access and Guidelines for Readers for further information on accessing the collections.
If you have any queries please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional collections which come under our care include:
There is extensive access to databases and other electronic resources which complement the printed Special Collections and Archives material. We have prepared a useful Electronic Resources for Special Collections and Archives [PDF] guide which contains a list of the principal electronic resources arranged by subject.
Theses in Print
The Library holds a copy of most theses completed in NUI Galway (after 1997) and University College Galway (the University's title before 1997). View our guide for finding Theses.
Older Exam Papers
The Exam Papers Archive provides access to exam papers from 2003/2004 up to2006/2007, via the search interface below.
Older exam papers dating from the 1890s up to 2003 are available on request in the Special Collections Reading Room.