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.
Assistive Technology Service: Facilities
We provide a range of facilities within the Assistive Technology Service area, and space has been designed to offer a variety of study options.
In a large open access area, there are general study spaces, plus a relaxation space with easy chairs. Computers are located on height-adjustable desks. A CCTV machine, which magnifies the pages of books and other documents, plus a low-level photocopier, are located in this area.
There are three sound-proof booths, each of which is equipped with a computer, a scanner and a height-adjustable desk. The booths will accommodate two people, so that users are able to work with the help of a personal assistant. Students may reserve booths in advance by entering their details on the booking schedule in ATS. A maximum stay of two hours per study session applies and students requiring specific software applications have priority. The booths are also used for exams.
The following equipment is provided: wristrests, adjustable footrests, magnifiers, bookstands and daylight desklamps. Students also have the option of using a tracker-ball or joystick as an alternative to a mouse and a keyboard with enlarged lettering.
The Disability Support Services issue other equipment to students as necessary. For example:
- Franklin DMQ 2100 Electronic Dictionary
- Olympus WS811 Digital Voice Recorder
- Echo Smartpen
- Reading Pen TS Oxford