Berkeley Library

The building was constructed and opened during 1967. The building comprises 4 levels construction, situated south off the main quadrangle and between the Arts Building and Museum Building. The building is shaped in an rectangular plan layout, comprising basement, Loans Hall and 2 upper reading room floors, the main access from the north over a plaza area, a further entrance route is available from the Lecky and Ussher Library blocks via an area named; 'Orientation' hall.

Berkeley Library, Trinity College Dublin

Location:

Main Campus (Fellows' square)

Accessibility rating:

Building is accessible at all levels

Opening hours

Monday to Fridays: 0800 to 2200hrs

Saturdays: 1000 to 1630hrs

Sundays: Closed

Building description

The building was constructed and opened during 1967. The building comprises 4 levels construction, situated south off the main quadrangle and between the Arts Building and Museum Building. The building is shaped in an rectangular plan layout, comprising basement, Loans Hall and 2 upper reading room floors, the main access from the north over a plaza area, a further entrance route is available from the Lecky and Ussher Library blocks via an area named; 'Orientation' hall.

The main north entrance frontage has steps to the north and western approaches and ramps that enable wheelchair access to the front doors. A powered front door in addition to the main pedestrian doors gives very good wheelchair access, once in the building there is good access to the basement via a recently installed platform lift, a public passenger lift and staff lift also give access to the basement levels, also the upper two floor levels are served by the two passenger lifts.

Facilities available

  • Public Passenger Lift, all levels access Link basement access corridor to Early Printed Books section (situated in east side of 'Old Library' building) (refer to Report ID: 6683 Old Library - Zone 3)
  • Staff restricted access areas: Librarian's Dept Offices Rear of Loans Desk offices and workrooms Cell Offices to west side of main entrance. Storage rooms lower basement - Bookstacks for Main Library Periodicals Section storage and workrooms - basement north Digital Resources and Imaging Services (DRIS) - basement north Staff staircase east Staff lift east side