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.
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The Digitisation Centre in the Library is responsible for digitising book chapters and journal articles as part of the library’s Reading List Support Service. Located within the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room, the centre also manages the digitisation of items from the Library's Archives and Special Collections.
The Digitisation Centre houses three high spec scanners:
- a Bookeye 3 A1 scanner for scanning large format items and loose archival material;
- a Kirtas 1200 book scanner. The Kirtas 1200 scanner is one of the models used by Google Books and is the only scanner of its type in Ireland; and
- A tripod-mounted Canon EOS 6D Digital SLR camera with 24-70mm lens
A self-service book2net Spirit book scanner is also located in the microfilm room, adjacent to the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room. This can be used to scan material to a USB device, however **please note that archival and special collections material cannot be removed from the reading room for self-service scanning**.
Digitisation Centre Services:
- Digitising to Support Scholarship
- Digital Preservation
- Digitised Collections
- Digitising to Support Teaching and Learning
- ARAN: Access to Research at NUI Galway