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.
Help for Academic Staff
Support for Academic Staff
To ensure that we have sufficient copies in stock of the readings that you recommend to your students please use our Reading Lists Service.
Embedding Information Literacy in the Curriculum
The Library is committed to ensuring that all our students gain the lifelong skills of Information Literacy. We believe that these skills are best delivered within the context of the student's academic programme of study. To find out more please see our guide to Integrating Information Literacy into the Curriculum or our short guide to Embedding Information Literacy into the Curriculum .
The Inter-Library Loans Service provides postgraduate research students, researchers and academic staff with access to information resources not held by our Library. Undergraduates who wish to use the service must first contact the Academic Skills Team, who will help them identify whether Library-held resources can meet their needs.
Linking to Library Resources from Blackboard?
If you are linking your students to library online resources from within Blackboard, it is important to ensure that those resources will be accessible from off-campus. To do this please insert the following before the URL of the resource you are linking to:
For example, if you were linking to the journal Nature, whose URL is http://www.nature.com/nature/archive/index.html, you would provide a link to:
This will ensure that your students are prompted to login to NUI Galway and so be recognised as authorised NUI Galway users.