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
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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.
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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.
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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.
How do I renew a loan?
From the 19th of December, 2017 all standard loan and 3 day loan items will automatically renew up to a maximum of 9 times except in cases where -
- The user has fines of more than €5 on their account
- Another user has requested the item in which case you will receive a text and email to let you know the item has to be returned in 3 days or fines will be added to your account.
- You have another overdue item on your account.
The automatic renewal will take place two days before the due date of the loan. You will not be notified that a loan has been automatically renewed but will be notified before it becomes due by an email to your @nuigalway.ie email address so watch out for those notifications.
The exception to automatic renewals are the 1 Day loan items. You can try to renew them through your Library Account. Be aware that if a 1 Day loan items becomes overdue you will be fined €4 per day or part thereof.
When renewing online, there are several steps:
- Sign in to your Library account from the Library catalogue
- Click on loans
- Click on the 'Renew All' or tick the box for the relevant item and click 'Renew Selected'
Watch a short video tutorial:How Do I?
Please note that it is not possible to renew books that have been requested by another Library user. If someone has requested a book which you have on loan your due date may change to an earlier date.