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.
The Library holds a significant collection of the material produced by the University in the course of its existence. Below is a brief outline of some of this material which is available through the Special Collections Reading Room.
Note re Abbreviations:
- QCG - Queen's College Galway (the name of the University from 1849-1908)
- UCG - University College Galway (the name of the University from 1908-1997)
- NUI Galway - National University of Ireland, Galway (the name of the University from 1997-present)
1893/4 to 1908/9
1915/6 to 1923/4
1926/7 to 1996/7
Reports of the President
|1849/50 to 1907/8||1909 to 1916
1935 to 1997
|1997/8 - 2003|
|Some from 1890s||1911 to 1997||Recent papers
Papers from 2003/4 to 2006/7
|QCG 1902 to 1908||
UCG Annual 1913/4 - 1936/7, 1946, 1957/8
|Ollscéala 1996 -|
Student and College Society Publications
Many of these are irregular publications. Please consult staff in the Special Collections Reading Room for assistance.
If you have any queries please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special Collections Librarian
Tel: +353 91492543
Research and Learning / Acquisitions Assistant
Tel: +353 91 493476
Research and Learning Assistant
Tel: +353 91493476