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.
QA804 Donations Policy
In August 2019 it was announced that NUI Galway has secured funding under the Higher Education Strategic Infrastructural Fund to redevelop the James Hardiman Library. In preparation for such a redevelopment, we have a considerable body of work in hand to reimagine library space and in particular to develop and implement strategies on the place of physical book collections within such a space.
As part of this work, we will be reviewing our entire physical collection and therefore we will not be in a position to accept any offers of donations for an indefinite period. We greatly appreciate the generosity of those who have donated collections to us and will welcome donations once again in the future. We hope you understand if for the next while we direct all our energy and focus on ensuring we maximise the opportunity of the funding award to create a truly great space for our future students and researchers.
Please note that a separate policy - QA819 Archival Collections Acquisition Policy governs the donation of Archival material. Please consult that policy if you wish to make a donation of archival material to the Library.