The Trinity Long Room Hub encompasses the Library and nine academic schools.
Trinity College Library dates back to the establishment of the university in 1592 and is the largest library in Ireland. Today it has 5 million printed volumes with extensive collections of journals, manuscripts, maps and music reflecting over 400 years of academic development. It supports the learning and research needs across all disciplines of the university and is a major research library of international repute. Although an institution of great antiquity, the Library pioneers modern methods of resource discovery and developments in the teaching, learning and research processes.
Its departments include:
- Collection Management
- Digital Resources and Imaging Services
- Early Printed Books and Special Collections
- Glucksman Map Library
- Information Service (Fee-Based Account)
- Manuscripts and Archives Research Library
- Official Publications & the European Documentation Centre
- Preservation and Conservation
- Readers' Services
- Research Information Systems and Services
The Trinity Long Room Hub takes its name from the iconic 'Long Room' in the Old Library and as a research institute is committed to promoting research on the Library's unique and vast collections, both catalogued and uncatalogued.
It is also home to the newest department in the Library, the Digital Resources and Imaging Services team. This unit is dedicated to the development of digital library collections, digital resources and imaging services to support academic research, scholarship and education. DRIS recently launched "Digital Collections", its new Digital Library Collections Repository. This easily accessible Internet-based resource provides free access to the university's digital library collections. For more information visit http://www.tcd.ie/Library/dris/digital.php
For more information please visit: www.tcd.ie/Library and also their facebook page: www.facebook.com/tcdlibrary