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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.

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.

Friends of the Library Lecture: Lafcadio Hearn

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.

Lafcadio Hearn: From Ireland to Japan, the Making of a Writer

Paul Murray, writer and biographer

19:30, Thursday 23 November 2017

Jonathan Swift Theatre, Arts Building Concourse, Trinity College Dublin

Paul Murray is the author of acclaimed biographies A Fantastic Journey: The Life and Literature of Lafcadio Hearn (1993), and Bram Stoker: From the Shadow of Dracula: A Life of Bram Stoker (2004). A retired diplomat, he was Ambassador to the Republic of Korea from 1999-2004, and the first Irish Ambassador to DPRK (North Korea) in 2004.

Overnight closure of the Hamilton Library due to planned power outage

To facilitate a power outage as part of the Medium Voltage Infrastructure Upgrade, the following buildings (including the Hamilton Library) will close at 21:00 on Thursday 9th November and reopen at 07:00 on Friday 10th November:

  • Hamilton Building (including the Hamilton Library)
  • Westland Row
  • O’Reilly Institute

Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. Please contact Peter Dudley (Sub-Librarian, Reading Rooms Services & Space) if you have any questions or concerns: peter.dudley@tcd.ie.

International Digital Preservation Day – 30 November #idpd17

‘Save the Date’: On the 30th of November 2017, to mark International Digital Preservation Day, the Library invites Trinity students, researchers and interested members of the public to explore the challenges of preserving digital cultural heritage.

A pop-up Museum of Technology in the Berkeley Library will showcase obsolete computer hardware and software, which will be extended into an online exhibition.

In collaboration with the Digital Repository of Ireland, the Library will host a ‘Wikithon’ Workshop (facilitated by Rebecca O’Neill, Project Coordinator of Wikimedia Community Ireland) with representatives from several cultural institutions will collate little-known information about current digital preservation activities.

Register for Wikithon Workshop

The day will culminate in an evening public lecture with a panel of scholars and publishers of digital content, investigating the limits of digital preservation, from the content itself to the experience of using it.

Register for Digital Cultural Heritage and the Limits of Preservation lecture

Speakers:

Anna Gerber and Britt Iverson, who run Visual Editions, a London-based “creative studio and reading lab”

Dr Amber Cushing, assistant professor at the School of Information and Communication Studies, University College Dublin

Programme:

6:15 p.m. – Welcome

6:30 p.m. – Keynote Speeches

7:30 p.m. – Questions from the Audience

8:00 p.m. – Closing Words

Venue: Robert Emmet Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin main campus

Image credit: Afrank99 – Own work, CC BY-SA 2.0,https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3723573

Overnight Library closures due to planned power outage

To facilitate a power outage as part of the Medium Voltage Infrastructure Upgrade, the following buildings will close tonight (Tuesday 24th October) at 21:00 and reopen at 08:00 tomorrow morning (Wednesday 25th October):

  • The Berkeley/Lecky/Ussher Libraries, including Kinsella Hall. (The Hamilton and the John Stearne Medical Library are not affected)
  • The 1937 Reading Room

Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. Please contact Peter Dudley (Sub-Librarian, Reading Rooms Services & Space) if you have any questions or concerns: peter.dudley@tcd.ie.

Scaffolding to be erected on 1st Floor of the Berkeley Library as part of the Electrical Upgrade Project

To facilitate the installation of a new fire detection system as part of the Berkeley Library Electrical Upgrade Project, a large scaffold will be erected on the first floor in the Morrison Room for a period of two weeks as follows:

Friday 20th Oct – Saturday 4th Nov

The lowered seating area in the Morrison Room will be closed for this entire period. Please note that this will not affect access to any book shelves. Alternative study spaces will be available elsewhere on the first floor and throughout the rest of the building.

Please expect some noise disruption on Friday 20th and Saturday 21st October while the scaffold is being erected.

Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. Contact Peter Dudley (Sub-Librarian, Reading Rooms Services & Space) if you have any questions or concerns: peter.dudley@tcd.ie.

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Overnight Library closures due to planned power outage

To facilitate a power outage as part of the Medium Voltage Infrastructure Upgrade, the following buildings will be closed on Wednesday 18th October from 22:00 to Thursday 19th October at 06:00 (duration 8 hours):

  • The Berkeley/Lecky/Ussher Libraries, including Kinsella Hall. The Hamilton and the John Stearne Medical Library are not affected
  • The Museum Building
  • The Long Room Hub
  • The 1937 Reading Room

Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. Please contact Peter Dudley (Sub-Librarian, Reading Rooms Services & Space) if you have any questions or concerns: peter.dudley@tcd.ie.

Library Closed due to Ophelia


The Library will be closed Monday 16th October due to the Status Red wind warning for Ireland issued by Met Eireann. The closure covers all reading rooms and Library buildings, including our 24-hour study areas and Library facilities outside the main campus.

Stay safe! Normal service is expected to resume on Tuesday 17th October.

Open House Festival: tours of the Berkeley Library – Saturday 14th October

As part of this year’s Open House Festival, the Berkeley Library – 50 years old this year – is being opened up for public tours from 12:00 to 16:00 on Saturday 14th October. This is a special opportunity to welcome members of the public to experience ‘Ireland’s finest modern building’.

The tours are likely to involve some minor noise disruption, particularly on the upper floors, but every effort will be taken to minimise the impact. Please note that alternative quiet study spaces will be available in the Lecky and Ussher libraries.

If you would like to offer any feedback please contact Peter Dudley (peter.dudley@tcd.ie).

Library HITS Training – Friday 13 October

Avoiding Plagiarism 11:00

Worried about plagiarism? Find out what it is, the importance of acknowledging the work of others, and how to cite and reference information correctly.

Essay Writing 13:00

Essays are a common form of assessment in TCD. Come along for tips on the stages of the writing process, how to structure an essay, how to answer the question and build an argument.

Library Basics 15:00

Learn how to make the most of Ireland’s biggest library – a general introduction to our resources and services.