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.
When you return books, please use the returns system adjacent to the Library & IT Service Desk.
- Place the closed book, one at a time, in the slot and onto the conveyor belt.
- No ID is required to return your books.
- There is an option to obtain a receipt if required.
- The book will be removed from your account.
Out of Hours returns
When the Library is closed, books can be returned to the brown box outside the Library entrance. The box is emptied each morning, and the books removed from your Library account.
Make sure that you return or renew your books in time, as fines will automatically accrue on your account for the late return of books:
- Open Access Loans: 50c cent per day
- Three Day Loans: €2 euro per day
- DVDs, Videos, Audiotapes: €2 euro per day for DVDs, videos and audiotapes
- One Day Loans: €4 euro per day
Fines can be paid through your Print Credit Accout.
Further information on fines is available at our Fines webpage
Full instructions are available at the online payment of fines webpage.