The Library is legally entitled to receive a copy of every book and journal title published in Ireland and the UK. As of 2018, the collection includes 6.5 million printed items, 650,000 e-books and 125,000 e-journals (academic magazines). Library staff are here to support your studies and continued academic learning, providing you with the skills and tools to make the most of your time here. To help you get started, we have put together the following helpful information.
Find Your Library
Search for material to support your essay or research by using our online catalogue called Stella Search.
Have a question about your account or you're not sure where to locate your collection? Staff at any of our counters are happy to help.
Check out, renew and return books at any of our FastLane terminals located throughout the Library.
Get to Know Your Library: Library HITS Training Sessions
Join us for Library HITS (Helpful Information for Trinity Staff/Students), a series of taster sessions delivered by the Library, and Student Learning & Development (SLD). Most classes last 50 minutes and will take place in the training rooms in the Berkeley Library Basement. There's no need to book but you are advised to come early.
Get to Know Your Subject Librarian
Each subject has a dedicated librarian who can help you find, evaluate and cite information for your assignments or research. Make sure you attend the library workshops organised by your lecturer. You can make an appointment to meet with your librarian for any follow-on queries you might have.
The printing, scanning and photocopying facilities in the Libraries are managed by IT Services and the Library, and provided by Datapac. There are multi-function devices (MFDs) in the Libraries. In order to use this service you must first credit your print account.
Most of Trinity, including all the libraries, has Wi-Fi that can be used with laptops, phones and tablets, but it needs to be set up for each device.
Each library building has its own opening hours, which change outside of term-time. The Library homepage always displays today's hours. You can see future times on our opening hours page.
Kinsella Hall in the Ussher Library is open to all students to study 24/7. Masters and doctoral students can use the 1937 Reading Room as well. Both these spaces are open all year, except for the Christmas holidays.