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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.

Student Shelvers (Term Time) Vacancies, 2018/2019

Applications for student shelvers are now being accepted for the coming academic year 2018/2019.

Each year the Library employs a number of student shelvers who work 10-12 hours per week at the Libraries on Campus and in the Trinity Centre at St James’s Hospital. The primary role of student shelvers is to sort books and return them to the shelves each morning before the Library opens.

A full job description and short-listing criteria are available on the application website. Please ensure you read these in detail before completing the form on the website.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 12 noon on Friday 27 July 2018.

Please Note: Interviews for these positions will take place on 31 August 2018. Successful candidates will be notified by e-mail of their interview time at least one week in advance of the interview date.

If you have any questions please contact Peter Dudley, Sub-Librarian, Reading Room Services, by e-mail: dudleype@tcd.ie.

Summer Opening Hours

We are now heading into our summer hours for opening and closing – the BLU & Hamilton will close at 20:00 on Friday 25 May and from Saturday 26 May our Summer Vacation hours are in place.

Note the 1st floor of the Ussher will move to being a constant 24-hour space accessible only from outside the Library for the rest of the summer.

Library Opening Hours – May Bank Holiday Weekend 2018

The Library will be open as follows over the May Bank Holiday Weekend 2018:

Kinsella Hall and the 1937 Postgraduate Reading Room will remain open throughout the weekend (including Monday 7 May).

Berkeley/Lecky/Ussher (BLU) + Hamilton Libraries

– Saturday 5 May: 09:30 – 19:00
– Sunday 6 May: 11:00 – 19:00
– Monday 7 May: 11:00 – 19:00
– Tuesday 8 May: 09:00 – 22:00

John Stearne Medical Library

– Saturday 5 May: 09:30 – 13:00
– Sunday 6 May: Closed
– Monday 7 May: Closed
– Tuesday 8 May: 09:00 – 22:00

Manuscripts & Archives Research Library

– Saturday 5 May: 10:00 – 12:45
– Sunday 6 May: Closed
– Monday 7 May: Closed
– Tuesday 8 May: 10:00 – 16:00

Early Printed Books & Special Collections

– Saturday 5 May: 10:00 – 12:45
– Sunday 6 May: Closed
– Monday 7 May: Closed
– Tuesday 8 Mar: 10:00 – 19:45

Last admission to each Library is 15 minutes before the Library closes.

New Online Resource: Divided Society

Since the late 1960s the Linen Hall Library in Belfast has been collecting material relating to the conflict in Northern Ireland.  The Divided Society project has digitised and catalogued a significant section of the Northern Ireland Political Collection. Over 500 periodical titles relating to the conflict and peace process are available to search and consult. These are publications that were published between 1990-1998 in the UK, Ireland and further afield, and documented the issues that affected Northern Ireland during that period.

Over the years the Library has become the repository for a huge amount of material relating to the subject and the subsequent peace process. The Northern Ireland Political Collection now consists of over 350,000 items including books, pamphlets, leaflets, posters, manifestos, press releases, newspapers, objects and many thousands of periodicals. It is a completely unique collection that is unrivalled throughout the world.The publications come from a variety of perspectives including political parties, community groups, voluntary groups, pressure groups, local and national government, and paramilitaries. Over eight hundred political posters have also been digitised.

The site is free in the UK and Ireland.

New Online Resource: The Cambridge History of Ireland

The Library of Trinity College Dublin has recently purchased access to The Cambridge History of Ireland, a landmark survey of Irish history from c. 600 to the present day.

Listen here as editors Jane Ohlmeyer and Tom Bartlett discuss new four volume publication ‘The Cambridge History of Ireland’, The History Show, RTE Radio 1 (29 April 2018).

Written by a team of more than 120 leading historians from around the world, this is the most comprehensive and authoritative history of Ireland yet attempted. Four vibrant, comprehensive and accessible volumes bring together the latest scholarship, setting Irish history within broader Atlantic, European, imperial and global contexts. Each volume examines Ireland’s development within a distinct period, and offers a complete and rounded picture of Irish life, while remaining sensitive to the unique Irish experience.

You can find this resource on the New Resources page, or on the A-Z of the Databases. At the Library Website, you can also search by title in Stella, the Library discovery system.

Please remember to use the link on the Library record for The Cambridge History of Ireland to access the resource off campus.

About the Editors:

Thomas Bartlett, General Editor, was Professor of Modern Irish History at University College Dublin and, most recently, Professor of Irish History at the University of Aberdeen until his retirement in 2014.

James Kelly is Professor of History at Dublin City University and President of the Irish Economic and Social History Society.

Jane Ohlmeyer is Erasmus Smith’s Professor of Modern History at Trinity College Dublin; Director of the Trinity Long Room Hub Arts & Humanities Research Institute; and Chair of the Irish Research Council.

Brendan Smith is Professor of Medieval History at the University of Bristol.

New Trial Database: Gallup Analytics

The Library has trial to access Gallup Analytics until 30 June 2018. This is on-campus only.

Content includes Gallup’s U.S. Daily tracking and World Poll data to compare residents’ responses region by region and nation by nation to questions on topics such as economic conditions, government and business, health and well being, infrastructure, and education.

Feedback during this trial would be very welcome, and can be sent to Lorraine Curran: curranlo@tcd.ie.

New Trial Database: The London Review of Books

The Library currently has a trial to The London Review of Books online archive until 25th May 2018. Access during the trial is only available on campus.

The archive contains every piece ever published in the magazine: over 13,500 articles by more than 2000 contributors from the past 30 years.

Content includes Alan Bennett’s New Year Diaries since 1990; essays, stories and memoirs by Hilary Mantel; Edward Said writing about Fidelio or the Oslo Accords; Eliot Weinberger’s ‘What I Heard about Iraq’; and more than 230 critical essays by Frank Kermode.

Feedback during this trial would be very welcome, contact Lorraine Curran: curranlo@tcd.ie.