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Hotel Management: Introduction

All registered students and staff of Shannon College are automatic members of the library. The library supports the entire College community in its learning, teaching and research. We hope that the information provided here enhances your library experience.

Shannon College Library Catalogue

This introductory guide provides information on the types of library resources available at Shannon College of Hotel Management, including:

  • where to locate books, ebooks and journals
  • key databases to search for material
  • useful websites
  • how to manage your references
  • academic writing and information skills training

The library staff can provide support and advice on how to make the best possible use of the library’s resources and services. We can provide training or one-to-one advice. 

Library Opening Hours

Day Open Closed

Term-time opening hours

Monday 9am 8pm
Tuesday 9am 8pm
Wednesday 9am 8pm
Thursday 9am 8pm
Friday 9am 5pm


Day Open Closed

Out-of-term opening hours

Monday 9am 5pm
Tuesday 9am 5pm
Wednesday 9am 5pm
Thursday 9am 5pm
Friday 9am 5pm

Quick Links

What our Students like about the Library

Things you should know about using the Library


  • Search the catalogue to find all electronic and print materials.  To search the physical holdings in Shannon and all electronic resources, we have our own Shannon College view of the NUI Galway Library catalogue.

  • Look at the icons to the left of titles to determine what types of sources they are. For books, click on the title of an item to see the number of copies, whether they are in the library or out on loan, and the shelf number you need to locate the item.

  • You can check your borrower record at any time by logging onto your library account. Watch this short video to learn how.

  • Loans will automatically renew if not required by another reader and if you have no recalled loans or fines on your account.

  • Because items on loan are automatically renewed and therefore are likely to be out of the collection for extended periods, you need to learn how to place a hold on books so that items on loan are recalled when you need them. Watch this short video to learn how.

  • If a book you have on loan is recalled, this changes the date due.  You will get an automated email and you must return it within 3 days, otherwise fines will accrue on all your loans.

  • High Use books are held behind the issue desk and can be borrowed for up to 24 hours.  These are now easily identifiable on the catalogue and cannot be reserved. 

  • Fines accrue on overdue loans and cannot be waived except in exceptional circumstances.  Fines on your account may prevent you from borrowing.  You can settle any fines through your Print Credit Account.    

Contact Us

Ailish Larkin (Mon – Wed)

Gwen Ryan (Mon – Fri)

Fiona Duggan (Thurs & Fri)


Assistant Librarian
& Disability Officer

Library Assistant

Please contact us with any queries or suggestions. You can call into us in person or contact us by email or phone 091-497218.