Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Announcing the launch of our Health Sciences Portal & Blog



School of Medicine students checking out the Health Sciences Portal at the launch event in the
Medical Library, CSI on Tuesday 24th September

 
The Library launched its new Health Sciences Portal and Salus (Health Sciences) Blog today at a lunchtime event in the Medical Library, CSI.   The portal and blog were warmly received by both the School of Medicine student body and academic staff present at the  event.  Dr. Rosemary Geoghegan speaking at the launch referred to the excellent collaboration between Library Staff and School of Medicine academic staff and students which had brought this valuable resource to fruition.  The portal is the Library's response to feedback from our Health Sciences users requesting a one stop shop where all relevant resources could be easily accessed.
 
The Health Sciences Library Support Team welcome your feedback regarding the portal and suggestions for future blog posts.  They can be contacted at: library@nuigalway.ie
 
You can access the Health Sciences Portal at http://tinyurl.com/nuighealthsciences

 
 
and the Salus blog at: http://tinyurl.com/salusblog
 
 
 
 
 
 

Friday, 6 September 2013

Temporary Entrance/Exit Routes to James Hardiman Library


In order to facilitate the installation of a new Access Control System, of which more anon,  temporary entrance/exit routes to and from the James Hardiman Library will operate from Monday 9th September to the end of the month.  Please look out for the signs that will direct you to these temporary routes.  Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Entrance Route:  Monday to Friday 08.30-18.00
Approach via the slipway between the James Hardiman Library and the new Hardiman Building adjacent to the Library, at the top of the slipway proceed straight ahead and enter the Hardiman Building via the emergency entrance doors and then walk through the foyer towards the sliding exit doors. Just before reaching these doors turn right and walk along the short corridor leading into the library.                                                                      

Entrance Route:  Monday to Friday 18.00-22.00 + Saturday/Sunday
Approach via the slipway between the James Hardiman Library and the new Hardiman Building adjacent to the Library, at the top of the slipway turn right and enter via the emergency door on the western side of the James Hardiman Library.
 
Exit Route: Monday to Sunday at all times
Follow the exit signs within the James Hardiman Library and exit the Library  via the emergency door on the western side of the Library adjacent to the easy seating/newspapers area. 


 

 
Slipway between James Hardiman Library and Hardiman Building
Hardiman Building Emergency Entrance doors
Foyer of Hardiman Building-  at pillar turn right

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Getting Started in the Library


Throughout September the Library offers drop-in ‘Getting Started in the Library’ sessions to help you find your way around the Library’s 500,000 books and the many services available to help you in your studies.

Monday to Thursday      11.00
Monday to Friday          14.00 and 19.00
Saturday                      11.30

No need to book, just call in to the Training Room on the entrance level of the Library.

Monday, 2 September 2013

Welcome Back!

Welcome back to all our returning students!   You'll see that things are looking a little different around the Library and that change is afoot.

Building Work

We apologise that our summer building work is not quite finished yet.  A new foyer area is under construction and while it is being finished the entrance to the Library is from the back of Library, up the ramp between the new building and the Library building.

Please keep an eye on the Library website over the next week or so for news regarding temporary entrance/exits to the Library as the building work progresses.

New Library and IT Service Desk

The other big change we've been working on over the summer is the introduction of a new Library and IT Service Desk. The service desk will be located in the new foyer of the James Hardiman Library and will offer first level support for all Library and IT queries.

You can contact the Service Desk by email at servicedesk@nuigalway.ie, by phone at 091 493399 or visit our webpage for more information.

Make a good start to your academic year

We wish you all the best of luck with the new academic year.  To make a good start to your academic year, drop in to one of our Getting Started in the Library sessions to find out all about how to make the most of library services.
Where: Library Training Room, just to the right of our temporary entrance.
When: Monday to Thursday 11.00; Monday to Friday 14.00 throughout September.

No need to book, just drop in!