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 readinglists@nuigalway.ie if you wish to place orders for teaching. 

The process for placing a purchase request by patrons couldn't be easier. All you have to do is sign in to your Library Account on the Library website, search the catalogue, and if you don't find what you're looking for, place your order with a few simple clicks.

How do I place an order?

1. Sign in
2. Search for your book
3. Ensure you click 'Search Beyond NUI Galway Collections'
4. Click 'no full text'
5. Select 'purchase suggestion'
6. The form will autofill
7. Click 'book' and 'request'