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Hotel Management: Introduction

A guide to information sources relevant to hospitality management and catering studies
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 visit.

Changes for 2018


  • There is now just one catalogue to search for 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 catalogue
  • You can check your borrower record at any time by logging onto your library account. Watch this short video to learn how

  • Loans will now automatically renew up to 9 times if not required by another reader

  • All books in the Shannon College lending collection are now week loans - there will be no more 48-hour loans

  • Because items on loan are now 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 and you must return it within 3 days, otherwise fines will accrue

  • High Use books are held behind the issue desk and can be borrowed for up to 3 hours for use in the Library.  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 now settle any fines through your Print Credit Account.    

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

Contact Us

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

Gwen Ryan, acting Shannon College School Librarian

Gwen Ryan
Acting School Librarian
Tel: 061-712448

Gaye Doyle, Assistant School Librarian

Gaye Doyle
Assistant School Librarian
Tel: 061-712448

Using the Libary

This introductory guide provides information on key library resources at the 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 supporting the School of Hotel Management provides 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. 

The Library Catalogue

The Shannon College Library catalogue has been amalgamated with the NUI Galway catalogue.  We have our own local view of the catalogue to search the book and DVD collections in the Shannon College library as well as electronic fulltext resources.  You will 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.  If an item you require is out on loan to another user, you can log into your account to place a hold on it so that it is recalled for your use.

Managing your Library Account

Shannon School of Hotel Management