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 provides training on a variety of topics - all designed to help you gain the skills of finding, evaluating and using information more efficiently.
Training is often provided as an embedded part of your academic programme. If you have the chance to attend such a session, please make sure to as it will be specifically geared to the needs of your subject area and your assignments.
Training is also available in group sessions, one-to-one or as online tutorials accessible from on or off campus.
- Have a look at our list of upcoming training events to see if there's a session that meets your needs
- See our How do I? guides for quick answers to your most frequently asked questions
- You can also request training on a particular topic or resource for yourself, your students or a group of classmates
Getting to know the Library
You can also download and listen to a walking audio tour of the Library here.
You can view the video below for a quick introduction to the Library and its services:
For those who are studying from off-campus, who are not available to come to the Library when our training events are on, or if you simply prefer to work at your own pace, we have made available a suite of online tutorials aimed at providing you with the Information Skills that are essential to successful study or research at University.
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. Academic staff wishing to find out more, please see our Guide to Integrating Information Literacy into the Curriculumor our short guide to Embedding Information Literacy into the Curriculum. Contact the Academic Skills Team if you would like to discuss embedding information skills provision into your academic programme or module.