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 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.
- We Can Help
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.
Engaging with the Public
It is in the spirit of Open Scholarship to allow society to reap all potential benefits of research. Therefore, making research outputs available to everyone is just one step . We should also engage with potential users, funders and contributors to research, and with people whose lives may be affected by it.
This calls for activities to raise interest in research, to include citizens and communities in setting research priorities, to engage them with the research process, to translate outcomes for a non-scholarly public and to participate in public debate.
One strand of engaging with the public is Citizen Science where the public actively participates in scientific projects. Many supporters see Citizen Science as a way to “democratise science”.
Pillar at University of Galway
Engagement is not just about outreach, it is also about building trust with citizens and conveying the complexities of the research process. The University of Galway is involved in a number of projects that involve the general public. Here are a few examples:
- Corona Citizens Science Project
- Public Engagement at the Insight Centre
- All-Ireland Squirrel and Pine Marten Survey