- My Library Account
The Library provides access to books, electronic resources, archives, special collections, and more to support your learning and research.
The Library is committed to supporting your research needs with expert guidance and resources.
- Academic Skills Service for Students
- Academic Writing Centre
- Assistive Technology Area
- Borrowing Limits, Lost Books & Fines
- Digital Literacy
- Equipment & More
- Group Study Rooms
- Library & IT Service Desk
- MakerSpace for Students
- Past Exam Papers
- Photocopying & Printing
- Shannon College Library
- Study Spaces
- Using Other Libraries
The Library has all the resources and supports you need to be successful in your studies at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Whether you're just starting your studies or working on your final project, we're here to help.
We are here to help lecturers and academic staff deliver quality teaching and support their students' success.
- Workshops & Events
Interactive Library Maps
Have a look through our Library maps. You can use these maps to reserve group study rooms and more.
Where to Find Us
The MakerSpace is located on the ground floor of the Library is open during Library opening hours. You will need your university ID card to enter the library gates. Then turn right, and you will see the MakerSpace ahead on your right.
What We Do
The MakerSpace is a space where students can be creative, collaborate, share, develop ideas, innovate, and generally just ‘make stuff’. The space is available for staff and students to use at any time while the library is open. You can book a PC, Mac, laser cutter, vinyl cutter, or 3D printer in advance or just drop in!
Click and drag on the tour below to explore the Library in virtual reality or you can also view the tour in a new window.
Maker PCs & Mac Minis
Our PCs have a higher specification than those available in most of the PC suites on campus and we have some of the only Mac Minis around. Check the booking page for the software available on each computer. Adobe CC is installed on Maker Mac 01 and Maker PC 02.
3D printing is free for both students and staff of University of Galway. We print in PLA (and resin by request) and have three 3D printers in use: Ultimaker 2, Ultimaker 2 Extended, and Form2. Learn how to use the free service and submit a design for printing here.
Laser & Vinyl Cutting
The Beambox and Cricut Maker 3 can be reserved through the booking page. Be sure to bring your own materials and keep an eye out for workshops on getting started.
We also offer free equipment borrowing including drones, VR headsets, camera equipment, Raspberry Pis, Arduinos and more. Equipment can be collected from and returned to the Library & IT Service Desk. View the equipment page to see items and availability.