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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.
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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.
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Accessing the Library
Accessing The Library
All Registered Staff and Students are Entitled to use the Library. Access the Library is via access control gates, therefore you must have your staff or student card.
How to Access the Library
You must have your University of Galway ID Card to access the Library.
During busy periods, such as coming up to exam times, access to the Library may be limited to only registered University of Galway students.
All users of the Library agree to adhere to the Library's Code of Conduct.
You can access the Library using your ID card to swipe in through the front gates. If you lose your card, you can request another from the Student Registry Helpdesk.
Students on a leave of absence may not use the Library. See the University's Student Leave of Absence Policy.
You must have a specific higher level research requirement, or a professional/regulatory advancement requirement apply for external membership.
You will have access to:
- 500,000+ books, 600+ current print journals
- Over 50,000 e-journals and databases using two designated PCs within the Library
- Individual study spaces
- Document delivery of journal articles, books, and other material from other libraries at an additional cost of €20 per item
- Borrowing material at an additional cost depending on membership type
|Type of Visitor||Access||Cost Without Borrowing||Cost With Borrowing|
3 Months - €30
|6 Months - €90
12 Months - €180
|12 Months - €60||12 Months - €180|
Off-campus e-resources are not available to external members.
Apply for access through the Library Membership Form. Please provide details on your area of research and reason for access in your application.
Free access is available for graduates. You will need to pay to borrow books: 6 months - €30/12 months - €60. Off-campus e-resources are not available to graduates. Apply for access through the Library Membership Form.
All staff may use the Library. To borrow books, request a new Library account by logging a ticket.