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.
The Library is offering a new reading list support service that integrates:
- Reading Lists
- Library resources
- Library acquisition & chapter scanning
Watch a short introduction to our Reading List Service.
Our Reading List Leaflet.
Search our reading list service for some list examples e.g. TLC 1OO Academic Skills. Training information and more detailed guides/videos are provided below.
Using the Reading List Service
- Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will invite you to use the reading list service by email link.
- Follow the email instructions and create a user profile.
- Log into reading lists and install the bookmark button to your browser for adding books/journal articles/websites
- Create and structure the reading list and quickly bookmark resources.
- Publish the reading list. The Library will purchase the listed books and scan the required chapters/articles.
For further assistance please attend a training session and/or refer to our training guide and videos below.
Over the summer we are running regular training and information sessions in the Library Training Rooms. These are aimed at lecturers or any teaching support/administrative staff involved in reading list provision.
If you are unable to attend these training sessions please contact email@example.com.
Reading List Support Materials
Our Reading List Guide provides a detailed overview of using the system.
See our short videos below covering the main elements of using the reading list service.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries or require further assistance.
For information on the Library's Digitisation Service scanning limits please refer to our course guidelines for Course Material Digitisation.
Creating and Structuring a Reading List
Bookmarking a book and a journal article from the Library Catalogue
Installing the Add to My Bookmarks Button on Internet Explorer
Installing the Add to My Bookmarks Button on Chrome
Installing the Add to My Bookmarks Button on Firefox
Linking from Blackboard to your Reading List
Linking from Blackboard to a Reading List Section
Instead of linking to a full list you can also link from Blackboard to sections of a reading list e.g. Week One Readings