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.

Trinity’s Early Irish Manuscript Project – Friends of the Library Lecture

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.

Susie Bioletti

Keeper of Preservation and Conservation, the Library of Trinity College Dublin

Trinity’s Early Irish Manuscript Project: Conservation, Research & Connections

19:30, Thursday 12 April 2018

Thomas Davis Lecture Theatre, Arts Building Concourse, Trinity College Dublin

The Library of Trinity College Dublin, in partnership with the Department of History of Art and Architecture, received generous support from Bank of America Merrill Lynch to fund an exciting project focused on four of the most important early medieval insular Gospel Books in the Library. See the Early Irish Manuscripts website.

Susie Bioletti joined the Library of Trinity College Dublin in 2002 as Keeper of Preservation and Conservation. She is Chair of the CONUL Unique and Distinct Collections Group, and Chair of the Institute of Conservator Restorers in Ireland. Her research interests include materials and techniques of works of art, and the study of dust.

Trinity Ball 2018 – Library Arrangements

Due to the Trinity Ball, all Library buildings on the main College campus will close early on Friday 6 April 2018.

  • The Berkeley/Ussher/Lecky (BLU) Libraries and the Hamilton Library will close at 5pm, Friday 6 April and reopen at 9:30am Saturday 7 April.
  • Kinsella Hall, Ussher Library will close at 5pm, Friday 6 April – the 1st floor and the computer room will reopen at 8:00am Saturday 7 April.
  • The 1937 Reading Room will close at 4:30pm, Friday 6 April and reopen at 8:00am, Saturday 7 April.

The John Stearne Medical Library is unaffected as it lies off campus, and will close at 10pm Friday 6 April and reopen at 9:30am Saturday 7 April.

Library Opening Hours – Easter Weekend 2018

The Library will be open as follows over Easter Weekend 2018:

Kinsella Hall and the 1937 Reading Room will remain open 24/7 throughout the weekend.

Berkeley/Lecky/Ussher + Hamilton Libraries

– Thursday 29 Mar: 09:00 – 22:00
– Friday 30 Mar: Closed
– Saturday 31 Mar: Closed
– Sunday 1 Apr: Closed
– Monday 2 Apr: Closed
– Tuesday 3 Apr: 09:00 – 22:00

John Stearne Medical Library

– Thursday 29 Mar: 09:00 – 22:00
– Friday 30 Mar: Closed
– Saturday 31 Mar: Closed
– Sunday 1 Apr: Closed
– Monday 2 Apr: Closed
– Tuesday 3 Apr: 09:00 – 22:00

Manuscripts & Archives Research Library

– Thursday 29 Mar: 10:00 – 16:00
– Friday 30 Mar: Closed
– Saturday 31 Mar: Closed
– Sunday 1 Apr: Closed
– Monday 2 Apr: Closed
– Tuesday 3 Apr: 10:00 – 16:00

Early Printed Books & Special Collections

– Thursday 29 Mar: 10:00 – 16:45
– Friday 30 Mar: Closed
– Saturday 31 Mar: Closed
– Sunday 1 Apr: Closed
– Monday 2 Apr: Closed
– Tuesday 3 Apr: 10:00 – 19:45

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

Library Opening Hours – St Patrick’s Weekend 2018

The Library will be open as follows over St Patrick’s Weekend:

Kinsella Hall and the 1937 Reading Room will remain open on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

Berkeley/Lecky/Ussher + Hamilton Libraries

– Friday 16 Mar: 09:00 – 22:00
– Saturday 17 Mar: Closed
– Sunday 18 Mar: Closed
– Monday 19 Mar: Closed
– Tuesday 20 Mar: 09:00 – 22:00

John Stearne Medical Library

– Friday 16 Mar: 09:00 – 20:00
– Saturday 17 Mar: Closed
– Sunday 18 Mar: Closed
– Monday 19 Mar: Closed
– Tuesday 20 Mar: 09:00 – 22:00

Manuscripts & Archives Research Library

– Friday 16 Mar: 10:00 – 16:00
– Saturday 17 Mar: Closed
– Sunday 18 Mar: Closed
– Monday 19 Mar: Closed
– Tuesday 20 Mar: 10:00 – 16:00

Early Printed Books & Special Collections

– Friday 16 Mar: 10:00 – 16:45
– Saturday 17 Mar: Closed
– Sunday 18 Mar: Closed
– Monday 19 Mar: Closed
– Tuesday 20 Mar: 10:00 – 19:45

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

New trial database: Extra access to the British Library Newspaper Archive from 1732

An example article from the newspaper archive.

Access to to the British Library Newspaper Archive has been extended on a trial basis to include the coverage from:
Part 2: 1800-1900
Part 3: 1741-1950
Part 4: 1732-1950
Part 5: 1746-1950

Access is via the current catalogue link: The British Library Newspaper Archive.

This provides access to hundreds of historic newspapers from all over Britain and Ireland from the 1700s.

Please click on the links for more detailed information about how this archive can be useful to you:

This trial is available until 11 April 2018 and all feedback would be very welcome (contact Lorraine Curran: curranlo@tcd.ie)

From Carlingford to the Pacific Ocean in a 41ft boat – Friends of the Library Lecture

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.

Pat Murphy

Sailor and Adventurer

From Carlingford to the Pacific Ocean in a 41 foot boat

19:30, Thursday 8 March 2018

Thomas Davis Lecture Theatre, Arts Building Concourse, Trinity College Dublin

In July 1999, Dundalk man Pat Murphy and his late wife Olivia set sail from Carlingford on a nine-year voyage that would bring them around the world. With a background in engineering, business, the Round Ireland and Fastnet races, and pigeon racing, Pat Murphy is a natural raconteur. Most recently he has been heavily involved in the conservation of Erskine and Molly Childers famous gun-running yacht Asgard.