Welcome to the Library of Trinity College Dublin’s Alerts Page


This blog and RSS feed is used to send out alerts to members of Trinity College Dublin and those wishing to visit the Library.

Details on admission requirements, opening hours, borrowing rights, and access to the Library’s catalogues and databases can be found at the Library website.

Visitors wishing to see the Book of Kells and the Long Room may visit the Book of Kells website.

The Library supports Green Week

Together we can do more is the theme for Green Week 2018, February 12th-16th

College Green Week will be launched Monday 12th February at 13:00 on the Steps of Exam Hall, Front Square.

College Green Week events

In the Library, a selection of Library Green-themed resources are on display in the Orientation Space of the BLU.

You can find more by searching the Library’s collections

BrowZine – a new way to stay up-to-date with articles

BrowZine delivers thousands of academic journals to your smartphone, tablet, desktop or laptop It works by organising journal articles and arranging these journals on a common newsstand. The result is a comfortable and easy way to browse, read and monitor scholarly journals across multiple disciplines.

Don’t believe us? Well, it’s not just us here in the Library who think this is a great way to access new content. Read the below from Dr Ekaterina Kozina, a Research Projects Officer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery…

The Library’s new e-journal mobile app BrowZine has made accessing TCD’s academic electronic journals significantly easier. I have been recommending it to the researchers in the School of Nursing and Midwifery since it was launched last year.

What works great with BrowZine is the grouping together of all academic journals for a given subject that TCD have access to, something not so easy to do with the Stella catalogue.

I can browse all 101 Nursing journals or can narrow down to say the 10 Midwifery journals.

This is a great tool for staying current with developments in a field, and for making serendipitous finds while browsing the contents of the latest journals.

Articles can be read online or downloaded for reading later. BrowZine works well with all the major reference management packages (EndNote, Zotero, Mendeley) allowing researchers to easily save article citations while on the go. I use the browser version while working at my desktop and the smartphone app (downloaded from Google Play Store) while on the move.

Definitely an app to help students and researchers alike!

Sean Rainbird, Director of the National Gallery of Ireland – Friends of the Library Lecture

The Friends of the Library – Trinity College Dublin are delighted to announce their next lecture. Admission is free. All welcome! Enquiries to 01 8961544 or LibraryFriends@tcd.ie.

Sean Rainbird

Director of the National Gallery of Ireland

The National Gallery of Ireland: Bedding down, making waves, moving forward, where do we go from here

19:30, Thursday 15 February 2018

Thomas Davis Lecture Theatre, Arts Building Concourse, Trinity College Dublin

Sean Rainbird was appointed Director of the National Gallery of Ireland in April 2011. He studied art history and German at University College London and has a particular interest in German art. He has worked as Curator in the Tate and Tate Modern, and was Director of the Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart (2006-12). Sean Rainbird has overseen the most ambitious and successful refurbishment of the National Gallery of Ireland.

29th Annual Trinity Secondhand Booksale

The 29th Annual Trinity Secondhand Booksale opens at 12:00 noon on Tuesday 20 February in the Exam Hall (admission €3.00). An auction of rare books will take place at 5:30pm. The preliminary auction catalogue is online.

The Sale continues on ‘Restocked Wednesday’ 21 February, 10:00am-6:00pm (admission free) when additional material will be on sale, and on ‘Half Price Thursday’ 22 February 10:00am-2:00pm.

Clearance auction of all remaining books at 2:15pm on Thursday when everything must go. Inquiries to booksale@tcd.ie or to 896-2276. After the sale, books are collected year-round at the Booksale Office, Goldsmith Hall, Pearse Street.

The Library has launched Self-service Laptop Lending in the Berkeley/Lecky/Ussher complex!

We are delighted to announce that from today (Monday 15th January 2018) you can now borrow laptops for use in the Berkeley/Lecky/Ussher complex from a self-service unit located in the basement of the Berkeley Library (just outside the training rooms).

The laptop cabinet holds 24 devices which can be borrowed using your TCD ID card for up to 3 hours at a time.

A webpage has been created to explain the service in more detail.

Christmas Borrowing Arrangements

The Library would like to advise that all new weekly loans (i.e., with LEN, S-LEN, SJ & MUS-LEN prefixes) borrowed between Thursday 14th December and Thursday 21st December 2017 will fall due for return on or after Tuesday 16th January 2018.

The Librarian presents: Dr. Paul Ayris speaking on Open Science (14th December, 14:00)

 The Librarian and College Archivist of Trinity College Dublin, Helen Shenton, invites you to a presentation delivered by Dr. Paul Ayris (Pro-Vice-Provost, UCL Library Services) on the impact of Open Science on research and libraries. The presentation will cover areas including, Open Access Publishing, Research Data Management, European Open Science Cloud and Citizen Science and will take place on Thursday, 14th December 2017 at 14:00 in the North Training Room, Berkeley Library.

Paul Ayris was appointed Director of UCL Library Services in 1997 and is now Pro-Vice-Provost (UCL Library Services). He was the President of LIBER (Association of European Research Libraries) 2010-14; he is now Advisor to the LIBER Board. He is Co-Chair of the LERU (League of European Research Universities) Community of Chief Information Officers. He chairs the OAI Organizing Committee for the Cern Workshops on Innovations in Scholarly Communication. He is also the Chair of the JISC Content Strategy Group. On 1 August 2013, Dr Ayris became Chief Executive of UCL Press. He is a member of the Provost and President’s Senior Management Team in UCL. He has a Ph.D. in Ecclesiastical History and publishes on English Reformation Studies.

Recording of presentation

“The Librarian presents” is an occasional series of talks by thought-provoking speakers curated by the Librarian and College Archivist of Trinity College Dublin, Helen Shenton.

Open Day Library Tours Saturday 9th December 2017

As part of Trinity Open Day the Library would be delighted if you could join us for a short tour of the Berkeley, Lecky and Ussher Libraries. Students and their families are all very welcome – teachers too!

Please meet us in the foyer of the Berkeley Library. If you can see this…

Pomodoro Sphere

…then you are at the right place.

Tours will run every 15 minutes from 10:15 to 13:00 and will last about 10 minutes.  They will be led by Trinity students so it’s a chance to talk to them about life at Trinity and they might even show you their favourite spot to study in the Library!

We apologise to current users of the Library for any disruption.

BrowZine – our app to browse for new articles

Trying to stay on top of the mass of journal articles published in your area can be a pain. Hence the Library of Trinity College Dublin has purchased access to BrowZine, a new app to make it easier to browse our academic journals online and view the full text straightaway, no matter where you are. Currently, it offers access to around 14,500 of our academic journal subscriptions.

We think this will especially help our researchers and academic staff, but it’s available to all students and staff at the university.

Why not give it a try? Search your app store for BrowZine – it’s available for Android, iOS and Kindle Fire – or use it online at browzine.com on your computer.