Friday, 28 October 2011

Need help finding information?

Our team of subject librarians are available to help you find quality information for your assignments or essays.  Find out who the subject librarian is for your subject and what they can do to help you at our Subject Support Pages pages.

Bank Holiday Weekend Opening Hours

The Library's Opening Hours this bank holiday weekend are as follows:

Saturday, October 29th     8.30 - 17.30
Sunday, October 30th       10.00 - 17.30
Monday, October 31st      Closed

The Reading Room will remain open from 8.30 - 01.30 every day over the weekend.

Enjoy the weekend!

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Tulca @ JHL- Lia Perjovschi


From Tuesday 1st November, as part of the Tulca Festival, the Library foyer will host a mixed media display of work from acclaimed Romanian artist Lia Perjovschi.
Lia Perjovschi’s multidisciplinary practice recovers, collects, and disseminates the information which has been inaccessible to Romania until 1989. Her works are neither installations nor performances; they look like offices for individual research, reading rooms or places for debates; the focus is the body of art. Her work examines what, how, and ultimately who, enters into the archive of history, mapping the connections in history, history of art, theory, politics and language.
On Sat 5th Nov she will host a talk on her practice in the Library Browsing Room at 3pm- this is a free event, and no booking is required.

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Speeches and debates from the House of Commons

Hansard, the record of debates in the Houses of Parliament at Westminster, is now available as part of the House of Commons parliamentary papers database covering the years 1803-2005. This database also contains the  Eighteenth Century sessional papers collection, containing material published by the Houses of Parliament, 1688-1834.

Friday, 21 October 2011

Library Reading Room - Access Control Arrangements

Library Reading Room

Access Control Arrangements

From Monday 14th November 2011 entry to the Library Reading Room, during all hours of opening, will require you to activate the access control system via your University ID Card. This measure is being implemented on foot of student feedback so as to ensure that the space is retained for NUIG students only.

In order to have your University ID Card coded for access you must:

Send an e-mail to: accesscontrol@nuigalway.ie

Provide the following details:


  1. Your Name

  2. Your ID Number

  3. Indicate if you are, or are not, already on the access control system.

    (You will know you are on the access control system if there is another access controlled door which you use regularly, in which case the door to the Library Reading Room just needs to be added to your account. If you are not on the access control system a new account will be generated for you.)

Please Note Post 13th November you will not be able to enter the Library Reading Room unless your University ID Card has been coded to allow you access.

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Library Reading Room Re-Opening 24th October

Library Reading Room Re-Opening Monday 24th October


Drop by and see your refurbished study space, incorporating all the things you told us you wanted:



  • Improved study spaces with power points


  • Upgraded environment - new carpeting, lighting, ventilation/heating


  • Enhanced printing/copying & vending facilities


  • Lobby to exclude external noise & cold


  • Access control to retain the space for NUIG students only

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Assignments due? Need help with writing?


The Academic Writing Centre in the Library is now open for business.

The Centre offers drop-in assistance to all undergraduates with essays, assignments, reports and the general development of writing skills.

Opening Hours:
  • Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings 11.00-13.00 - Group Study 3, Library Floor 2
  • Monday to Thursday evenings 19.00-21.00 in the Consultation Room in the Library Foyer.

Bíonn seirbhís Ghaeilge ar fáil maidin Dé Céadaoin agus maidin Dé hAoine (11.00-13.00).

More information is available on the Library Website.

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Library Reading Rooms - Alternative Study Space

Library Reading Rooms - Alternative Study Space



  • In order to facilitate the completion of the current refurbishment works on the Library Reading Rooms this area will remain closed to the public until Monday 24th October.


  • Alternative study facilities are available at the James Hardiman Library during normal opening hours, and at weekends in UC 102 Theatre, Aras Ui Chathail as follows:
    Saturday 15th, Sunday 16th, Sunday 23rd October from 17.30 - 23.00
    Saturday 22nd October from 18.00-23.00

Thursday, 6 October 2011

RSC Downtime Sat 8th October



RSC Publishing would like to highlight essential planned maintenance to the RSC Publishing Platform on Saturday 8th October 2011 at 08.00 – 12.00 GMT, which may affect performance and accessibility of content.

For more information and highlighted time zones
Go to http://blogs.rsc.org/technical/2011/09/29/rsc-publishing-platform-maintenance-2/