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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There is a Reading Room at basement level within the Library building. It provides extra study spaces, and offers extended opening hours: open week days and weekends from 07.00 to 02.30.
Entry to the Library Reading Room, during all hours of opening, is by an access control system. All NUIG student ID Cards are encoded automatically for access to this facility. This is to ensure that the space is retained for NUIG students only.
In the unlikely event of your card not working, please contact University Security on email@example.com and provide your name and ID Number.
Postgraduate Reading Room
There is a Postgraduate Reading Room on the first floor of the James Hardiman Library which aims to provide a quiet study environment specifically for postgraduate students. This room can accommodate 24 readers.