Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Finding Books and Journals Training


10 minutes struggling to work out the lecturer's reading list
5 minutes distracted by Facebook
5 minutes stressing 
5 minutes wandering around the shelves
5 minutes distracted by Facebook
(and don't forget suntan time)

Don't waste ANOTHER MINUTE

Invest 30 minutes in 

Finding Books and Journals Training


  • EVERY Monday-Thursday at 11am 
  • EVERY Monday-Friday at 7pm
  • EVERY Saturday at 11.30
No booking necessary- just show up- Library Training Room, Ground Floor

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Additional Study Spaces Sat 31 Mar - Wed 23 May

Additional Study Spaces

Saturday 31st March - Wednesday 23rd May

The following venues are available as additional Study Spaces from 08.30 – 22.00.

· Saturday March 31st – Kirwan, Dillon & McMunn Theatre

· Sunday April 1st – Friday 27th April – O Flaherty, Cairnes & Darcy Thompson Theatre and AC213, AC214, AC215 and AC216

· Saturday 28th April - O Flaherty & Cairnes Theatre and AC213, AC214, AC215 and AC216

· Sunday 29th April – Monday 30th April - O Flaherty, Cairnes & Darcy Thompson Theatre and AC213, AC214, AC215 and AC216

· Tuesday May 1st – Friday May 18th – O Flaherty, Cairnes & Darcy Thompson Theatre

· Saturday May 19th – Wed May 23rd – O Flaherty Theatre

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

The AWC Today

The Academic Writing Centre is open today form  11am to 1pm  in Group Study Room 3 on the top floor of thel library and in the evening at 7pm in the Colsultation Room in the foyer.
Bring in your essays, drafts, notes, or even unixpressed ideas. The tutors are here to help you.

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

John Johnson Collection of Printed Ephemera

A database trial of John Johnson Collection of Printed Ephemera is now available via http://www.library.nuigalway.ie/collections/databases/databasetrials/

This collection provides access to thousands of items selected from the John Johnson Collection of Printed Ephemera, offering unique insights into the changing nature of everyday life in Britain in the eighteenth, nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Categories include nineteenth-century entertainment, the book-trade, popular prints, crimes, murders and executions, and advertising.

The trial ends Saturday 14 April and it is accessible on campus only.

If this resource is of interest to you, please complete the online feedback form available from the above link.



Sunday, 18 March 2012

Academic Writing Centre 19 March 2012

The Academic Writing Centre will be closed on Monday 19 March 2012.
Normal opening hours will resume on Tuesday 20 March.
We apologise for any inconvenience and hope to see you soon.
Please address any queries in relation to the work of the Centre to writingcentre@nuigalway.ie.

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Final Clearance Sale: All Errors Must Go

The Academic Writing Centre is closing soon. Make sure to visit the Centre before it's too late. There is no need to book an appointment (although you can do so on our website); simply call in during our opening hours.

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings at 11.00 - 13.00 in Group Study Room 3 on the 2nd floor of the Library
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings at 19.00 - 21.00 in the Consultation Room on the ground floor of the Library
Bíonn seirbhís Ghaeilge ar fáil maidin Dé Luain agus maidin Dé hAoine (11.00-13.00).

Check out our website: http://www.library.nuigalway.ie/support/academicwritingcentre/

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Intermittent Database Access Issues


The Databases by Subject, Databases by Title, and Journal Article search pages are again currently suffering from intermittent access problems, particularly in the evening/at night.

We are working with our software providers to have this problem resolved as quickly as possible.
In the meantime all of our databases can still be accessed individually through the standard catalogue search (see below) and our journals can be accessed via the same search bar.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused and are working to minimise any disruption. We appreciate your patience while we work to resolve the issue.



Library Reading Room Access


All NUI, Galway ID cards now automatically grant swipe access to the Library Reading Room. Users no longer need to get ID cards validated by Security. 

In the unlikely event of your card not working please contact University Security on accesscontrol@nuigalway.ie

St. Patrick's Weekend Library Opening Hours

St. Patrick's Weekend Library Opening Hours


Sat 17th March: 08.30-17.30


Sun 18th March: 10.00-17.30


Mon 19th March: Closed

Britannica no longer in print - don't worry access Brittanica Online through the Library

It is reported today, that 200 years after publishing its first encyclopaedia, Encyclopaedia Britannica will this year cease to publish its print editions.  The hugely successful online edition Encyclopaedia Brittanica Online will however continue to be published and is accessible to NUI Galway staff and students via the Library website.

Encyclopaedia Britannica and the other reference works the library makes available is an excellent starting point when beginning to research a topic.  Unlike Wikipedia and other free sources, the contributors to Encyclopedia Brittanica have been vetted and selected as experts in their field, and their contributions have been edited.  This ensures that the information you get through Encyclopedia Brittanica is authoritative, reliable and well put together.

Access Britannica Online via the Library.
Find out more about the Reference Works available through the Library.

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Free One-on-One Help with Essays and Other Writing

An Academic Writing Centre tutor will be here to help you today at 7pm in the Consultation Room (on the ground floor of the library). The tutor will be able to help you come up with ideas for your essay, find ways to improve your grammar, and even offer tips on writing under pressure. The Academic Writing Centre is a drop-in-service. No appointments are necessary. All students are welcome.

Easter Opening Hours



Main Library:
Good Friday          April 6         10am - 6pm
Easter Saturday      April 7        Closed
Easter Sunday        April 8        Closed
Easter Monday       April 9       10am - 6pm

Reading Room:
7am- 1.30am every day over Easter


Current Library Exhibition: Through a Swedish Lens


Library Photographic Exhibition: Through a Swedish Lens

Throughout March and April the Library will host a photographic exhibition entitled Through a Swedish Lens. It contains photographs taken in Ireland during the 1930s and 1940s by four Swedish folklorists and writers, C.W. von Sydow, Ake Campbell, Albert Eskerod and Harriett Hjorth Wetterstrom. The photographs were taken all around Ireland and many depict the people at work as well as the interiors and exteriors of Irish houses at the time. 

The exhibition ties in with the Delargy Book Collection, the library of James Delargy (Seamus O Duilearga), Director of the Irish Folklore Commission, 1935-71. This collection contains over 4000 volumes  on folklore, folklife and celtic studies. Delargy made a study trip to the Scandanavian countries in the late 1920s where he made contact with some of the scholars whose work is represented in the exhibition. This exhibition also connects with photographic material in other collections such as the Becker Collection and the Balfour Album.

Thursday, 8 March 2012

One-on-one sessions at the Academic Writing Centre

The Academic Writing Centre tutors would like to see more new faces at the one-on-one sessions.
Whether you are struggling with an essay or would like to hone your writing skills, we are here to help you. Please note the location and opening hours of the Centre at http://www.library.nuigalway.ie/support/academicwritingcentre/. If you are not convinced, please see our film, The Night of the Living Deadlines, which is also available on our webpage. All quereis or suggestions are always welcome; our email is writingcentre@nuigalway.ie.



Monday, 5 March 2012

Access between Library and AMB


There is an ambitious construction programme underway in NUI Galway, and some of it is located in the mid-campus area at the Arts Millennium Building (AMB) and James Hardiman Library (JHL).  To separate staff and students from construction traffic, it will be necessary to close the footpath crossing from the AMB to the JHL steps from 08.00hrs to 18.00hrs weekdays and from 08.00hrs to 18.00hrs on Saturdays, starting Monday 5th March.  During these hours, mobility impaired users can press the intercom button at that level crossing and a member of the building contractor staff will open the gates for them.  All other pedestrian traffic should use the overpass bridge.  Outside of these busy construction hours, the level crossing will be left open for general use.  In parallel, a ramp will shortly be available to allow access from the JHL podium to the road level.  The Buildings Office and its consultants will closely monitor this situation in conjunction with the Disability Support Service.

The Buildings Office would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused during this important construction work and we welcome feedback by email to projects@nuigalway.ie.

Friday, 2 March 2012

Database List Pages Access Issues

The James Hardiman Library Database list pages and Journal Article search pages are currently suffering from intermittent access problems, particularly in the evening/at night. We are working to have this problem resolved as quickly as possible. In the mean time all of our databases can still be accessed individually through the standard catalogue search and our journals can be accessed via Find e-journal. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.