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.
"Archives are cultural treasure -- they are precious, they are tactile, they carry mystery, their discovery can be an exciting event. For a university, archives are also the bedrock of research, and a service to the whole community: through their responsible management of archives, libraries like the James Hardiman Library become custodians of our heritage."
Prof. Sean Ryder, Moore Institute
The Archives collections of the James Hardiman Library comprise over 350 collections, ranging in size from one postcard to 300 boxes of material, and dating from 1485 to the present.
In recent times, we have begun work to digitise some of our collections, so as to broaden access to these valuable resources.
Due to the delicate and valuable nature of the material held within the Archives collection, strict conditions apply to their Conditions of Access and Handling Archival Material, which must be respected by all visitors to the Archives service.