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.
Reading List Service
|In the context of online/blended teaching and learning in Semester 1 20/21, it is essential that all module owners inform the Library of the reading requirements of their modules prior to July 8th to allow sufficient time for licensing of online resources. It may not always be possible to obtain e-book versions, in which case you will be offered the option of digitising a portion of the print book or we will support you in identifying suitable alternatives.|
Why Use the Reading List Service
The Library's reading list support service integrates:
- Reading Lists
- Blackboard (with integrated off campus access to resources)
- Library database and fulltext resources
- Library acquisition of e-books / print books & chapter scanning
Steps in Using the Reading List Service
(Online tutorials for each step are available below)
- Log into reading lists and create a user profile (public)
- Install the bookmark button to your browser and create/structure the reading list
- Add books, e-books, chapters, journal articles, websites etc. to your draft reading list
- Publish and link to the Blackboard module.
- The Library will review the list, purchasing new books/e-books, digitising requested chapters & articles not available online.
Reading List Support Materials
Our Reading List Guide provides a detailed overview of all elements of creating an online reading list.
Our List Edit View Guide provides a quick overview of the new simplified list edit features on the Reading List System.
Our Reading List FAQs addresses a number of common questions e.g. Can I link a reading list to more than one module? Can a reading list be shared? etc.
For information on the Library's Digitisation Service scanning limits please refer to our course guidelines for Course Material Digitisation.
We have created a number of online tutorials that cover the main elements of setting up and publlishing your reading list.
Creating and Structuring a Reading List
This tutorial demonstrates how to login, create and structure your reading list using the New List Edit feature.
Adding Resources and Publishing your Reading List
This tutorial covers:
- Installing the bookmark tool
- Adding a print book, e-book, journal article, YouTube video to your reading list
- Editing and publishing your reading list
Linking from Blackboard to your Reading List
This tutorial demonstrates the final stage of creating a link from the Blackboard module to the reading list so that students can access the resource.