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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.

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 this Guide

This introductory guide provides information on key sources for the Shannon School 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

There are two library catalogues for Shannon College.  

We have our own local catalogue to search the book and DVD collections in the Shannon College library and the NUIG catalogue to search and access electronic resources.

The local library catalogue contains details of all of the resources held in the library. Search the catalogue to locate books in the library. 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. The local catalogue is only accessible from computers on the Shannon College campus network.

Search the NUI Galway library catalogue.

Shannon School of Hotel Management