Welcome to the Library
Plan Your Visit
To ensure the safety of all staff and readers, the following measures have been implemented across the Library:
- Readers must wear face coverings in all Library spaces
- All study spaces are at least 2 metres apart
- There is a 'keep right' policy in all spaces
- Readers are required to maintain 2 metre social distancing in all spaces and not to congregate anywhere in the buildings
- The Library provides hand gel at key locations throughout the reading rooms
- Wipes are also available near the entrance to each floor so that study spaces can be wiped down before and after use
- Readers should feel free to browse and use books from the open shelves. When finished with a book, it should be placed on the nearest available trolley. Books should *not* be re-shelved - Library staff will take care of this
- When leaving the building, please ensure that all books are removed from study spaces and placed back on trolleys to facilitate the cleaning of reading rooms
- For readers in the Berkeley/Lecky/Ussher complex, please note that the Lecky entrance to the Arts Building is closed. You will therefore need to use the Berkeley entrance to enter and exit the complex
Find Your Library
Access and Opening Hours
You need your student card (TCard) to enter the libraries and to borrow. The Trinity Live App can also be used to gain access to library spaces.
Each library building has its own opening hours, which change outside of term-time. The Library homepage always displays today's hours. You can see future times on our opening hours page.
Click and Collect
Because of the vast size of the collections, many books are in storage, but these can be retrieved for you. Stella Search will prompt you to place a Click and Collect request and you will receive an e-mail when your book is ready to be collected at the library of your choosing. Undergraduates may not remove these books from the Library.
Your Subject Librarian
Subject Librarians have individual websites packed full of quality online resources to use in your assignment, essay or other research. E-mail your Subject Librarian about your training needs: classes and one-to-one consultations can be provided on a range of information skills, including using the Library catalogue, how to cite references and avoid plagiarism, database searching, evaluating information, and EndNote.
Library HITS Classes
Join us for Library HITS (Helpful Information for Trinity Staff/Students), a series of taster sessions delivered online by the Library, and Student Learning & Development (SLD). Most classes last 50 minutes.
The printing, scanning and photocopying facilities in the Libraries are managed by IT Services and the Library, and provided by Datapac. There are multi-function devices (MFDs) in the Libraries. In order to use this service you must first credit your print account.
Most of Trinity, including all the libraries, has Wi-Fi that can be used with laptops, phones and tablets, but it needs to be set up for each device.