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.
3D Printing Service
The library offers a 3D printing service to both staff and students of NUI Galway. Details on how to access the service are available here -> 3D Printing Service
We have three 3D printers in use:
Ultimaker 2 - Standard ultimaker 3D printer. Use 2.85 mm filament.
Ultimaker 2 Ex
RepRapPro Mendel 3
We only offer PLA (Polylactic acid) based filament as they are biodegradable and odourless. Our colours include White, Black, Transparent, Silver and Orange. Generally we use whatever colour is in the printer at the time but you can request a specific coulour but it's not guaranteed that we can deliver your print in the colour.
3D Printing FAQThe following are the most frequently asked questions about our 3D printing service. Hopefully you can find the answer you need here.
The answer is it depends.
- How many jobs are in the queue before yours
- The size and complexity of your job
- Whether your job is part of your classwork or not as classwork is given priority
- Whether the printers are working properly or not
- We may have to print your job more than once to get a satisfactory result
If you ask when submitting your job we can give you a better idea but keep in mind it could take from a couple of days to a couple of weeks.
We use black, white, grey, transparent and orange filaments in our 3D printers. Unfortunatley though we may not be able to accomodate your request for a particular colour for a variety of reason.
If you do submit multiple items then we will do our best to print them all in the same colour.