Monday, 30 July 2018

Extended Autumn Exam Opening Hours

We hope everyone has been enjoying this glorious summer.

If you're going to be on campus these next few weeks to study for Autumn exams, please note our extended opening hours. These start today, July 30, and run through August 19.

Thursday, 26 July 2018

New IEEE Xplore Platform Features

IEEE Xplore Digital Library

On 31 July, IEEE Xplore will upgrade to a new search engine.

This new search engine allows for a much more integrated experience and offers users:
  • The ability to include wildcards with phrased searches
  • The ability to include search operators such as AND, OR, NOT, NEAR, and ONEAR via the Basic Search
  • Search that is optimized across a variety of file types including PDF, HTML, audio, and video
  • An improved process for saved searches
  • A foundation for future platform enhancements such as semantic enrichment, smarter recommendations, and concept/entity extraction
Please note, all saved searches and search histories will carry over to the new system. There may be instances where the number of results returned may be slightly different than expected due to the change in search logic so we recommend that all users review their new results and modify the query, if needed. To expand the number of results returned, you can include an OR operator between multiple term searches. For more information, please visit the IEEE Xplore Resources Center.

Any new saved searches created on 30 July 2018 will not be carried over with the 31 July release.

Friday, 20 July 2018

Coming Soon – a new Library Search and Discovery interface

Please have a sneak preview of our new Library interface here

It’s still in development and your feedback will help us make it even better!

Send any feedback to  


Monday, 9 July 2018

The AWC is Open in July

The AWC is back. 

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This is a special initiative to aid student retention. 

Over the next three weeks, we will have several workshops and plenty of one-on-one consultations. 

Repeat students and MA students are especially welcome, but we'd like to help as many other NUIG students as we can. 

To book one-on-one consultation, please email with the subject line JULY.

The links to workshops are below:

Group Write-In (An AWC Workshop)

Wednesday, 11 July 2018 from 11:00 to 13:00 (BST)

Writing and Exams (An AWC Workshop)

Monday, 16 July 2018 from 11:00 to 13:00 (BST)

Group Write-In (An AWC Workshop)

Wednesday, 18 July 2018 from 11:30 to 13:30 (BST)

Dyslexia and Academic Writing (An AWC Workshop)

Friday, 20 July 2018 from 11:00 to 13:00 (BST)

Writing, Editing, and Time-Management (An AWC Workshop)

Monday, 23 July 2018 from 11:30 to 13:30 (BST)

Group Write-In (An AWC Workshop)

Friday, 27 July 2018 from 11:30 to 13:30 (BST)

Thursday, 7 June 2018

Access to the Library Reading List System Now Restored

The Library Reading List System is now available again. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Collection Development

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Problems Accessing Library Resources

Update: 18:00 Wednesday

Access to the Library system, eBooks and resources from off-campus has been restored. 

We apologies for the inconvenience caused during this outage, the issue was a hardware issue and was out of our control.


Due to server issues, we're currently experiencing difficulties while accessing resources from off-campus. Access over campus wifi may also be affected, as will access to various ebooks whether on campus or off-campus.

ISS have been notified and are investigating the problem.

Monday, 28 May 2018

Taylor & Francis Platform - Off-Campus Access *Restored*

Update Mon 28th 13:00
Access to Taylor & Francis has been restored. You may need to clear out your cache and cookies from your browser if you're still encountering problems.

Off-campus access to the Taylor & Francis platform may be problematic for some users at the moment due to IP address difficulties.

We have contacted the vendor about the problem, and access will hopefully be restored soon. On-campus access should remain unaffected.

Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause our users.

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Database trial ends 11 June - International Herald Tribune Historical Archive 1887-2013

The International Herald Tribune Historical Archive 1887-2013 charts the history of the 20th century from luxury travel and opulent entertainment, to international conflicts, the spread of American culture abroad and globalisation.

The International Herald Tribune Historical Archive 1887-2013 features the complete archive of the International Herald Tribune from its origins as the European Edition of The New York Herald and later the European Edition of the New York Herald Tribune. The archive ends with the last issue of the International Herald Tribune before its relaunch as the International New York Times.

Access to this database trial is available until Monday 11 June 2018 from the database trials page.
Your feedback on this trial is welcome, please complete the feedback form.

Collection Development

Saturday, 12 May 2018

Resolved - Network Problems - Saturday May 12th

With many thanks to our colleagues in ISS, the problem with off campus login to library resources is now resolved. Apologies for the inconvenience caused.


There are currently problems with the network which are affecting access to services. If you are off-campus or on campus wifi, these problems will be widespread.

ISS have been notified of the disruptions to services.
We apologise for this inconvenience, especially to those students who are in the middle of exams.

Sunday, 29 April 2018

Login to Library Services Unavailable - Service Restored

Login to Library Services Unavailable - Service Restored

As of 17:00 login to the Library site and associated services has been restored. We apologise for any inconvenience caused during this outage. 

Unfortunately the login facility for logging into library services is currently unavailable.  You can still access library online resources if you are on campus, however off campus access is unavailable for the time being.  

We would like to apologise for this outage at what we know is a stressful time for students.  We have alerted ISS and hope that the service can be restored as quickly as possible.

Sunday 29th April 16:30pm 

Friday, 20 April 2018

Have a MyiLibrary ebook account? Then read this...

On Wednesday April 25th, the contents of the MyiLibrary ebook platform with migrate over to the Ebook Central ebook platform.

All our MyiLibrary ebooks will be accessible via Ebook Central from then on. If you have any links saved that point to a book on MyiLibrary, they'll still work for while, but we recommend you use the Library Catalogue so you can access the title on the new platform with no problems.

Most importantly, MyiLibrary bookshelves will not be migrated. So if you have a bookshelf created on MyiLibrary, it would be worth printing it out. You can then create a new bookshelf on Ebook Central and populate it with the listing.

Also, if you used the bookmarking and highlighting features on MyiLibrary you will lose those indications in their ebooks after the title migration. However, notes can be preserved using these instructions.