1845 was the year Queen’s College Galway was founded. Following construction of the iconic Quadrangle building, the University opened its doors four years later to the first cohort of just 68 students.
NUI Galway has grown massively in size and reputation over the past 170 years. According to QS World University Rankings, the University is now among the Top 1% in the world, and we are recognised as being one of the best universities for our international outlook.
The Library proactively supports and enhances the learning, teaching, and research activities of the University. The Library acts as a catalyst for success as NUI Galway’s hub for scholarly information discovery, sharing, and publication.