Registered students and staff of the University are entitled to use the Library. Both students and staff have ID cards which also act as Library cards. Please make sure you have your card with you when visiting the Library, since you will need it for access and to borrow.
The Library does offer membership to external users, which provides self-service access to Library facilities.
To obtain access to the Library please direct any requests to the Customer Services Desk. Email email@example.com or telephone 091 493399.
Staff and postgraduate students from Irish universities can obtain an ALCID Research Card from their home library. The card will allow access to the University Library in Galway. It does not allow borrowing.
Staff and students of Irish and UK universities who have a SCONUL Access card, issued by their home library, can borrow up to four books for two weeks. Please note that borrowing privileges are not extended to full time undergraduate students, but access is allowed.
NUI Galway, University College Cork and the University of Limerick are part of the Atlantic Alliance. This allows students from the three universities to access each of the three libraries.
Undergraduate and postgraduate students from Irish and overseas universities may have access to the Library during vacation periods. Students will need to present a current University ID card to the Customer Services Desk on the ground floor of the Library.
Bona fide researchers may be allowed to use the Library for a limited period, but they should avoid exam times.