The Library provides access to all sorts of information resources to support your learning and research. You can search all of our collections through the Library Catalogue, or learn more about different types of information resources below.
- Using the Library
Find your way
Find out about what Library services you can avail of, take our 360 degree Library tour and navigate your way around the Library. Each section includes a description of services available and allows you to become familiar with the Library before you visit us.
- We Can Help
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.
- 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.
- Open Scholarship
The Library supports the practice of research, education and knowledge exchange to enable open collaboration and learning.
A single search interface to all collections and content, both physical and digital. It's quick, user-friendly, and a personalised discovery experience.
Rewards & Incentives
Researchers advance in their career through assessment and this is the key factor to ensure that Open Scholarship becomes mainstream. Funders and policy makers like the European Commission are reviewing the current mechanisms for recruitment, career progression and access to research funding grants and add mechanisms to reward researchers for adhering to Open Scholarship principles. This Pillar is closely linked with Responsible Metrics.
Pillar at University of Galway
Open Scholarship has a number of touch points with the University of Galway Strategy 2020-2025. In particular the value Open NUI Galway emphasises the importance of Open Scholarship to the University.
Working on the strategic theme of Open NUI Galway will also include discussions on how the University of Galway researchers can be rewarded and incentivised by the institution to adhere to Open practices. We are looking forward to how the University of Galway will work on rewards & incentives for researchers adopting practices.