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

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.

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.

Student Booksale 11/10/17

Need to grab a cheap copy of a textbook or set text for your course? While we in the Library will have the vast majority of books you need, sometimes you will want your own copy, especially if everyone in the class is told to read a particular work, or you like to annotate with notes.

With that in mind, the annual Student Booksale takes place on Wednesday 11th October in the Goldsmith Hall Concourse from 10:00am to 3:00pm. These are books selected with students’ needs in mind so lots of textbooks in all sorts of subjects. All welcome, not just TCD students!



Arts: Search: 19th & 20th century art and design: a Library-supplied e-Resource

Arts: Search, formerly, designinform, has four databases:

  1. Design Abstracts Retrospective (DAR), a new ongoing abstracting and indexing service;
  2. Design ProFILES (DP), a comprehensive dictionary of design and designers;
  3. ReVIEW, a full text database of decorative and fine arts journals (140 + titles) published in Europe and the USA during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries; and,
  4. Research Sources; 1st topic: THE POSTER (1890s and the 1920s).

Research Sources (added in 2017) will focus in depth on a series of art and design history topics.

1st topic: THE POSTER.  It includes a 364-page Bibliographical and Internet Survey of the History of the Poster; an International Directory of Poster Collections; and digitisations of most of the significant books, exhibition catalogues and journals on the Poster published between the 1890s and the 1920s with biographical data on the artists whose work is discussed or illustrated. There are 33 ebooks in this collection at present.

Student Shelvers (Term Time), 2017/2018

Applications for student shelvers are now being accepted for the coming academic year 2017/2018.

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 4th August 2017.

Please Note: Interviews for these positions will take place on the 29th September 2017. 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 Jessie Kurtz, Deputy Librarian, by e-mail:

PhilPapers – online from the Library

A new addition to the Library’s online resources for Philosophy is PhilPapers: Philosophical Research Online.

PhilPapers is a comprehensive index of philosophy books and articles. PhilPapers offers features such as real-time indexing of pre-prints, fine-grained classification by topic, email alerts, reading lists, advanced search functionality, and discussion forums.

You can find this resource on the New Resources page, or on the A-Z of the Databases and E-Books section of the Library website. 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 PhilPapers to access the resource off campus.

Orbis Europe – online from the Library

Orbis Europe

Orbis Europe is a Bureau Van Dijk (BvD) product added to the collection of the Library’s online resources earlier this year.

Orbis Europe is a subset of BvD’s global ‘Orbis’ tool. It holds information on public and private banks, insurance and industrial companies across 48 European countries. It contains over 85 million companies on the system and is updated weekly. It is replacing Amadeus, an abbreviated European database, in TCD Library’s collection of subscription databases.

You can find this resource on the New Resources page, or on the A-Z of the Databases and E-Books section of the Library website. 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 Orbis Europe to access the resource off campus.

StareDecisis – online from the Library

StareDecisis: law reports at your fingertips

TCD Library has taken out a subscription to StareDecisis.

STARE DECISIS: The legal principle by which courts are obliged to respect the precedents established by prior decisions. [StareDecisis site]

StareDecisis, also known as, Stare Decisis Hibernia, provides up-to-date law reports for all the superior courts in the Republic of Ireland, since 2011.

It includes updates on all recently published judgments of the Irish superior courts (Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, High Court and previously the Court of Criminal Appeal).

In StareDecisis, you can search cases by Keyword, Subject Matter, Court, or Judge, separately or in any combination

All judgment summaries are written by practising barristers specialising in specific areas.

All judgments are reported within 7 days. Updates normally appear within 5 days of being posted on the Courts Services web site.

You can find this resource on the New Resources page, or on the A-Z of the Databases and E-Books section of the Library website. 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 StareDecisis to access the resource off campus.

Chicago Defender (1910-1975) – online from the Library

The Chicago Defender (1910-1975).

Chicago Defender, Front page, Weds., Dec 24th 1969.

Front page, Weds., Dec 24th 1969.

Thanks to the generosity of the School of Histories & Humanities, Trinity College, the Library is now providing access to the newspaper archive of the African-American newspaper, The Chicago Defender, available on the ProQuest platform: ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Chicago Defender (1909-1975).

THE CHICAGO DEFENDER has been a leading voice of the black community well beyond the Windy City, with more than two-thirds of its readership outside Chicago. The newspaper was a proponent of The Great Migration, the move of over 1.5 million African-Americans from the segregated South to the industrial North from 1915 to 1925. It reported on the Red Summer race riots of 1919, and editorialized for anti-lynching legislation and the integration of blacks into the U.S. military. This newspaper also supported the aviation career of Bessie Coleman, the first African-American female pilot, and promoted the writing of Langston Hughes and Gwendolyn Brooks, poet laureate of Illinois. (ProQuest website)

Find the Chicago Defender on the A – Z (Databases by Title) on our Library Databases and E-Books page, (or search Stella directly, using the newspaper’s title) and access the database via the link on the catalogue record.