NUI Galway is there for you beyond the classroom. Find out what's on campus to help you with your studies.
The James Hardiman Library is the main University Library and is right at the heart of the campus. We also have a dedicated Medical Library which is located off-campus, in the Clinical Sciences Institute in the nearby University College Hospital.
The Library houses over 430,000 printed books, 400,000 e-books and more than 25,000 full text electronic journals across many subjects. You can access the Online Catalogue and its e-resources portal, eKnowledge through the Library Web site.
You can use the Library as soon as you have registered as a student. All you need is your student ID card.
Monday to Friday: 8.30am to 10pm
Saturday: 8.30am to 5.30pm
Sunday: 10am to 5.30pm.
Staff members are always willing to explain the services offered by the library and to introduce you to the facilities on offer.
We have a number of PC suites in the Library, and if you have a laptop, you can use the high-speed wireless access throughout the building. Photocopying and printing services are also available.
Contact the Library for more information
T +353 (0)91 493 399
If you feel you need help with some aspects of your course, you may want to consider getting grinds. During these private tutorials, you and your tutor can focus on particular issues that you are having difficulty with in a private, supportive environment.
Before taking grinds in any subject, you should talk to your lecturers or course director about your concerns. They are already familiar with the course materials and may offer you additional support.
On the Students' Union website, you can find a list of postgraduates or staff offering grinds to students. The Students' Union does not regulate or check any tutor's qualifications, credentials or prices. For your own benefit, you should always agree a fee with a tutor before the grind takes place and meet your tutor in a public place.
Contact the Students' Union for more information
T +353 (0)91 524 810
The University Bookshop is located in the basement of the Library Building. Any prescribed texts that you need for your NUI Galway courses will be available here, together with a range of lighter reading material.
Monday to Friday: 9am - 6pm,
Saturday: 11am - 1pm.
Contact the University Bookshop for more information
T +353 (0)91 525 318 or Internal extention: 2599
Once you have registered with the Admissions Office, you will get your NUI Galway Student ID card along with your computer username and password. You can then go to any of the Computer Suites on campus and log on to the university computer network. Computer services at NUI Galway are state-of-the-art and the campus network supports a range of IT facilities for registered students. You will be able to access:
Contact the Service Desk for more information.
T +353 (0)91 5777 or Internal extension: 5777
If you are an Irish-speaking student or have an interest in the Irish language, you are welcome to visit Áras na Gaeilge to use of these services.
Contact Áras na Gaeilge for more information
T +353 (0)91 495 248
Contact Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge for more information
T +353 (0)91 595 101