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.

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.

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.

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.