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.
- Using the Library
Find your way
Find out about what Library services you can avail of, take our 360 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.
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.
- 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.
- Open Scholarship
The Library supports the practice of research, education and knowledge exchange to enable open collaboration and learning.
IReL - Irish Research eLibrary
IReL is a nationally funded initiative aimed at providing researchers in Irish universities with access to the information resources they require for their research. Many of the databases and e-journal collections that you can access through the Library Catalogue are in fact funded by IReL.
Funded by the HEA (Higher Education Authority), the DJEI (Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation) and the IUA Council (Irish Universities Association), IReL provides essential research infrastructure in the form of access to scholarly and scientific literature, supporting research in STM (Science, Technology, Medicine) and AHSS (Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences).
The IUA Librarians' Group, of which University Librarian John Cox is a member, has overall responsibility for this collaborative project, and NUI Galway’s interests are represented on the IReL Steering Group by Monica Crump.
- Accessing IReL Resources:
We recommend accessing IReL resources through the Library catalogue, as this will ensure you are correctly authenticated as an NUI Galway user, even if you are off campus (login required). Search for IReL to see the full list of resources funded by IReL.