The Library provides access to all sorts of information resources to support your learning and research. You can search all of our collections through the Library Catalogue, or learn more about different types of information resources below.
Find out about what Library services you can avail of, take our 360 degree Library tour and navigate your way around the Library. Each section includes a description of services available and allows you to become familiar with the Library before you visit us.
Be sure you are signed in to access all resources.
If you are a registered student or member of staff, it is possible to access all online information resources from off-campus. Simply follow the database links from the Library Catalogue and login as directed. It is essential to login otherwise the service provider will not recognise you as being from NUI Galway.
If you are using a computer connected to the University network, Google Scholar recognizes your IP address, and sets NUI Galway as your default library preference. If you are off-campus, you must set NUI Galway as your library preference:
On the Google Scholar search page, click on the Scholar Preferences link to open the Preferences page.
In the Library Links search box type NUI Galway and click on Find Library.
Check the box next to NUI Galway.
Scroll down the page and click the Save Preferences button.
This will mean you'll be prompted to login to NUI Galway and so be recognised as an authorised NUI Galway user. You'll need to know your Campus Account Credentials to login. If you are experiencing difficulty logging in, please refer to the Campus Account Frequently Asked Questions.
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The Library proactively supports and enhances the learning, teaching, and research activities of the University. The Library acts as a catalyst for your success as University of Galway’s hub for scholarly information discovery, sharing, and publication.
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