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.
Suggest Books & Resources
Suggest Books & Resources
The Library welcomes suggestions from staff and students for additions to the Library’s Collections.
If approved, our policy is to order a hardcopy and an e-book of titles that are relevant to teaching and research needs. We order the latest edition of requested books.
Book Suggestion instructions in PDF form.
View a one minute tutorial on how to place a purchase suggestion:
Note: you will receive an email from the Library when the print / e-book is available. Print books normally arrive within 21 working days. E-books are available within 3 working days.
Please email email@example.com with any queries you have about existing orders.
Reading List Service
For books that are course materials please contact the Reading List Service. This is a specific Library service that prioritises teaching support materials.
Journal / Database Requests
Requests for recurrent subscriptions such as journals/databases must come from academic staff. Authorisation from the head of school may also be required.
Our ability to purchase subscriptions in particular has been limited in recent years due to ongoing cuts to the Library’s Information Resource budget. As a result there is currently an embargo on new journal and database subscriptions.
Please forward any journal or database requests to firstname.lastname@example.org where we will hold details pending an improvement in our budgetary situation.
We would be delighted to hear any other suggestions you would like to make about library services, please email email@example.com.