Access on Campus

 The university aims to minimise difficulties posed to students with mobility difficulties on campus. Accessibility is considered in the design of our new buildings and improvements are factored into renovations to existing buildings. However, some older or temporary buildings may be less accessible. Please contact the Disability Officer if you identify a barrier in the physical environment on campus.

Campus Accessibility and Disabled Access Parking

The accessibility route across campus for the mobility impaired and locations of parking bays designated for people with disabilites can found on this Campus Map 

Access to Lifts

Many of the lifts on campus may be used by all students. However, some lifts operate by swipe card access.

If you have significantly reduced mobility, DSS can disclose your name and student ID numbers to the Security Office to activate swipe card access to the lifts on campus. Then you can use your NUI Galway student ID card to use lifts with restricted access.

Important Message: When using the external lift outside the James Hardiman Library, you must allow the doors open and close automatically. If you force the doors, the lift may break down.


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