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.
A single search interface to all collections and content, both physical and digital. It's quick, user-friendly, and a personalised discovery experience.
We Can Help
We're here to help
Navigating your way through the wealth of information resources the Library makes available can be a daunting task. 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, who are here to support you with your studies, research, or teaching.
As well as being available for one-to-one enquiries, consultations, and virtual workshops, our support staff provide training sessions throughout the semester aimed at helping you identify and use the information resources you need for your study. Our training programme is also aimed at equipping you with the lifelong skills of information seeking, evaluation and use.
The Library and IT Service Desk provides first level advice and support to students and staff on both Library and IT services. The Service Desk is located on the ground floor of the Library (building 12 on map). The service desk is open Monday-Saturday during term; please see our opening hours page for more information.
How to contact us
There are multiple ways to contact us;
- Real time response via our Online chat (available on the James Hardiman Library Website) service during service hours
- Email us at Library@universityofgalway.ie and we will direct your query to the relevant section
- Raise a service ticket in our Service Desk Ticketing System
- Phone us on 091 49 3399 during service hours
- If you are on campus you can visit us in the foyer of the main Library