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Inter Library Loans (ILL) at NUI Galway Library

Did you know the Library operates an Inter-Library Loans service? This means that researchers and students can borrow books or journal articles not held in the library collection from other libraries at national and international level! All academic staff, research masters and PhD candidates can automatically apply for an inter-library loan free of charge. Uniquely amongst Irish Universities, NUI Galway does not charge for this service. Taught masters can apply for a restricted number of ILLs and undergraduates may apply to the Academic Skills service for approval to submit an ILL request. All undergraduates have to do is email and a decision will be taken whether to put the request forward for an application. This could be particularly useful for your final year dissertation. Articles are generally supplied within 24 hours and in most cases can be sent directly to your email address, though in some cases you will be required to collect the item from the

Purchase Requests

Did you know anybody with a library account can order a book? This means that academics, students and researchers can make a purchase suggestion for an item not held in the library collection!  All purchase requests are processed immediately and requested in dual format from suppliers. This means that a print copy and an ebook (where available) will be ordered for you. A print book order can take up to 3 weeks to arrive, normally, whereas the ebook version should be available within 24 hours.  All requesters receive a notification to their email when an ebook is activated, or when the print book arrives. Please note, only one single copy of a book can be ordered using the purchase request service. Anybody who wishes to order multiple copies, particularly for teaching materials, must use the reading list service. Please contact  if you wish to place orders for teaching.  The process for placing a purchase request by patrons couldn't be easier. All you ha

Access to Reaxys unavailable

Access to the Reaxys is currently unavailable, our providers have been made aware of this issue and this blog post will be updated as soon as we have more information.   Access has since been restored