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.

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.

Library HITS Training – Thursday 12 October

Essay Writing 11:00

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.

EndNote Online 13:00

How do I manage references for my essay? Save time writing your bibliography. Class duration is 60 minutes followed by an optional clinic for attendees.

The Literature Review Process 15:00

How do I establish what has already been published on my research question? Learn how to create an effective search strategy.

EndNote Desktop (STR) 17:00

How do I manage references for my research? A hands-on workshop recommended for postgrads and staff. Class duration is 60 minutes followed by an optional clinic for attendees.

Library HITS Training – Wednesday 11 October

Submitting Your eThesis 11:00

Find out how to use Trinity’s Research Support System (RSS) and TARA, our Open Access Repository. We’ll also advise on commercialisation, copyright and publishing.

Library Basics 13:00

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

Critical Thinking 15:00

Why do you need to think critically? This session will provide you with tips on what critical thinking is and how you can apply it to your learning assessments.

EndNote Online 17:00

How do I manage references for my essay? Save time writing your bibliography. Class duration is 60 minutes followed by an optional clinic for attendees.

Library HITS Training – Tuesday 10 October

Evaluating Journal Research Papers 11:00

It’s not all about books and websites. Evaluate the quality and impact of research published in academic journals in your discipline.

EndNote Desktop (STR) 13:00

How do I manage references for my research? A hands-on workshop recommended for postgrads and staff. Class duration is 60 minutes followed by an optional clinic for attendees. 

Avoiding Plagiarism 15:00

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

Reading My Reading List 17:00

You have your reading list, now what? A guide to finding the library resources recommended by your lecturer.

Library HITS Training – Monday 9 October

EndNote Online 11:00

How do I manage references for my essay? Save time writing your bibliography. Class duration is 60 minutes followed by an optional clinic for attendees.

The Literature Review Process 13:00

How do I establish what has already been published on my research question? Learn how to create an effective search strategy.

Who Needs an Academic Library When We’ve Got Google? 15:00

Develop your critical skills and find answers to questions like ‘what is the deep web’ and ‘how do I know what a quality source looks like?’

Reading & Note-Making 17:00

So much reading and so little time. Learn how to read more efficiently and effectively and make useful notes from reading material and lectures.

Library HITS Training – Friday 6 October

Who Needs an Academic Library When We’ve Got Google? 11:00

Develop your critical skills and find answers to questions like ‘what is the deep web’ and ‘how do I know what a quality source looks like?’

EndNote Online 13:00

How do I manage references for my essay? Save time writing your bibliography. Class duration is 60 minutes followed by an optional clinic for attendees.

EndNote Desktop (STR) 15:00

How do I manage references for my research? A hands-on workshop recommended for postgrads and staff. Class duration is 60 minutes followed by an optional clinic for attendees.