The Library houses a collection of books, journals and maps, as well as past dissertations and theses undertaken by Geography students.

The Freeman provides a quiet working space for individual and group study.

The library is located on the ground floor in the Museum Building.

Membership of the library is open to students reading geography.

The Freeman Library ~ Department of Geography, Trinity College Dublin

'The Freeman' is supplementary to the main library system of College and provides a well-stocked reading room for students of the department. Currently there are about 4,000 books in the library, most of which are available for loan to students.

Opening Hours

The Freeman Library is currently open from 9.00 to 17.00 Monday to Friday and is accessible by swipe card access only.


All enquiries concerning the use of the Freeman Library should be addressed to the Geography Office.

'Friends of the Freeman'

The Freeman Library is a unique space anchors the community of students during their years in the department. It is a place of scholarship, friendship, support and learning. The geography department is now seeking to renew, reinvigorate, reequip and refurbish this space to make it fit for purpose for the decades ahead. We also want to honour the outstanding research conducted by our undergraduate students by establishing a permanent “best dissertation prize”. To this end we have established a “Friends of the Freeman” fund. Funds will be used to purchase new books, computers and other equipment for the library space and to establish a permanent best dissertation prize.

If you would like to become a Friend of the Freeman please click here to donate