Thursday, March 28, 2013

Happy Easter!

The library is closing today at 1.00pm for Easter and will reopen at 9.30am on Wednesday 3rd April 2013.

Remember the library is available 24/7 online with your library PIN. You can:

Wishing you a very Happy Easter!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Easter Opening Hours at Castlebar Campus

Mon 25th March 9.30-5pm
Tues 26th March 9.30-5pm
Wed 27th March 9.30-5pm
Thur 28th March 9.30-1.00pm
Fri 29th March -Tues 2nd April inclusive CLOSED
Wed 3rd April 9.30-5pm
Thur 4th April 9.30-5pm
Fri 5th April 9.30-5pm

Normal Opening Hours resume from Monday 8th April

Tuesday, March 19, 2013


Access a world of full text case law with the Justis ( full text legal library.

From our unrivalled collection of UK judgments to a wide range of international material, Justis is continually growing year on year to provide you with great coverage from numerous common law jurisdictions.

Info4Education & The Irish Times Online

Access to Info4Education & The Irish Times Online is now restored - apologies for the inconvenience.

To access these resources go to:

Friday, March 15, 2013

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Daoibh!

Remember the library is closed on Monday 18th March 2013 - enjoy the long weekend.

Drop in Training Session - Journals

Journals: what are they & how to find them:
Thursday 21st March 2013 10.00am – 11.00pm 

Sessions will be held in the IT training room, Library Ground Floor.
All welcome, but sessions are limited and will be filed on a first come, first served basis.

Irish Times Online are Experiencing Technical Problems

They are currently working to resolve this issue - apologies for the inconvenience - hopefully this issue will be resolved soon.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Info4Education Currently Unavailable

The server is down, please contact the library for a temporary url (username & password) if you wish to access this resource.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Free Trial - Frost & Sullivan's Growth Partnership Services

A free trial for Frost & Sullivan is available from today, the 11th March 2013 until 23rd March 2013.

The business research & consulting firm is offering us access to the following services:

Technical Insights - Global Technology Research Services and Alerts
Econometric Details - Country Industry Forecasts and Decision Support Databases
Market Coverage - Comprehensive Industry Analysis

Within the following markets:
  • Aerospace & Defense 
  • Automotive & Transportation 
  • Chemicals, Materials & Food Energy & Power Systems 
  • Environmental &; Building Technologies 
  • Healthcare & Life Sciences
  • Industrial Automation & Process Control 
  •  Information & Communication Technologies 
  • Electronics and Security 
  • Measurement & Instrumentation 
  • Automation & Electronics 
  • Automotive Technology 
  • Chemicals & Materials 
  • Defense & Security Technology
  • Drug Discovery Technology
  • Environmental Technology 
  • Healthcare & Life Sciences 
  • Industrial Automation Information Technology 
  • Microelectronics Technology Nanotechnology 
  • Power Transmission Technology 
  • Sensors Test & Measurement 

To access this trial go to: (on site only)

Thursday, March 7, 2013

March - Drop in Sessions at Castlebar

Are you looking for help with Multisearch? 

Multisearch is the Library Search Engine which retrieves content from library online databases, e-journals, library books and many other categories of library material. Learn how to break down multisearch to find a list of text books available on the library shelves. And remember the Classic Library Catalogue is still available allowing you to search for print library books by title, author or keyword search. There is also a journal and ebook search facility here.

March Drop in Sessions, Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 2.30 - 3.30pm

World Book Day Ireland

Celebrating the 16th World Book Day in Ireland and the UK on Thursday the 7th of March 2013.

Over the last 15 years World Book Day has become firmly established as Ireland’s biggest annual event promoting the enjoyment of books and reading.

The main aim is to encourage children to explore the pleasure of books and reading by providing them with an opportunity to have a book of their own. This may sound like a very simple idea, but the unfortunately, many children do not have access to books in their homes.

For more information go to:

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Online Library Downtime

The library is experiencing technical problems with our system.... online & self service options are NOT working at this time.

We apologies for the inconvenience & hope to have the issue resolved as soon as possible.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Focus Group

We are hosting a Focus Group for Undergraduate students in the Galway Campus Library @ 11.00 on Wednesday 6th March.

The purpose is to get your views on what the Library should be aiming to achieve over the next 3 to 5 years.

If you have a spare 45 mins please come along as your opinion matters to us.

EndNote Web Drop-in Training Sessions for March

The following drop-in training sessions in EndNote Web will take place during the month of March.

Thursday 7th March 3.00-4.00 pm
Tuesday 12th March 3.00-4.00 pm
Wednesday 20th March 12.00-1.00 pm
Monday 25th March 4.00-5.00 pm

EndNote Web is an online bibliographic service which will help you to store and organise your references and automatically format citations, reference lists and bibliographies in your documents.

All sessions will take place in the I.T. Training Room in the library. All are welcome, but spaces are limited and will be filled on a first come first served basis. Bookings can also be made for a class session by contacting the library. (Sessions last approx 1 hour)