Welcome to the Library
Plan Your Visit
To ensure the safety of all staff and readers, face coverings are recommended in all Library spaces.
Find Your Library
Access and Opening Hours
You need your student card (TCard) or Trinity Live App to enter the libraries and to borrow. To access Kinsella Hall or, for postgraduates, the 1937 Reading Room, you will need your student card, not just the app.
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.
Use the self-service kiosks to borrow and return books from the shelves, and to return books from storage. Use the Library counters to collect books from storage using Click and Collect (due to COVID-19 safety measures, books cannot be returned to counters – they must be returned at the self-service kiosks).
If you're an undergraduate student you can borrow up to ten books at a time.
If you're a Masters or doctoral student, you can borrow up to a total of 50 items.
Accessing E-Books and Articles
The Library subscribes to BrowZine, which works by organising journal articles and arranging these journals on a common newsstand. The result is a comfortable and easy way to browse, read and monitor academic journals in your subject.
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 by the Library and Student Learning Development (SLD). Most classes last 50 minutes. The Library will post all details (subject, times and dates) for forthcoming HITS in the next semester and will promote them widely across the Library social media channels well in advance.
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.