Early Printed Books and Special Collections
- Where is the Department of Early Printed Books?
- Who can use the Department of Early Printed Books?
- Why do some modern books have to be read in Early Printed Books?
Welcome to the Department of Early Printed Books and Special Collections (EPB), located in the East Pavilion of the Old Library. The Old Library has been the home of research in Trinity College Dublin for almost 300 years and houses the oldest and most valuable books in an ever-expanding collection. We look forward to adding you to the generations of readers who have studied here.
Besides all early printed books and pamphlets, Special Collections includes private press items, limited editions, signed books, Anglo-Irish literature, Irish Archival material and much else that is either valuable or vulnerable. The collections are constantly increasing, both under legal deposit of new Irish works and by purchase or donation. Cataloguing is constantly in progress to ensure that as much of the collection as possible is available to readers.
Please contact us if you have a question about using the Department of Early Printed Books and Special Collections.
Location: directions and floorplan
Telephone: +353 1 8961172
If you wish to contact a specific member of staff please see the staff directory under Early Printed Books and Special Collections.