Library Opening Hours – August Bank Holiday Weekend 2020

Opening hours for the Berkeley / Lecky / Ussher / Hamilton libraries:

  • Friday 31 July: 09:30 – 17:00
  • Saturday 1 – Monday 3 August: closed
  • Tuesday 4 August: 09:30-17:00

The John Stearne Medical Library is currenly closed but will re-open on Monday 10 August 2020.

There will be no 24-hour access to any Library spaces until further notice.



Student shelver positions available for 2020/21!

Student shelving a book

Applications for student shelvers are now being accepted for the coming academic year 2020/21.

Each year the Library employs a number of student shelvers to work 10-12 hours per week in the libraries on campus and in the Trinity Centre at St. James’s Hospital. The primary role of student shelvers is to sort books and return them to the shelves each day.

A full job description and short-listing criteria are available on the application website.

Please ensure you read these in detail before completing the application form.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 12 noon on Friday 7th August 2020.

Please Note: Interviews for these positions will take place on Tuesday 8th September 2020. Successful candidates will be notified by e-mail of their interview time at least one week in advance of the interview date.

If you have any questions please contact Maria Kelly, Reading Room Maintenance Executive, by e-mail:

Opening Hours for Kinsella Hall (Ussher 1st Floor)

Monday 16 December – Monday 23 December 2019 (inclusive)

Kinsella Hall, Ussher Library (1st floor only) will be available as a 24-hour study space. Please note that all personal belongings must be removed, before or during the changeover to a 24-hour Reading Room, which will take place at 16:45 each day.

Tuesday 24 December 2019 – Wednesday 1 January 2020 (inclusive)

Kinsella Hall will close for the Christmas Period: 24 December 2019 – 1 January 2019 (inclusive). Kinsella Hall will reopen for 24-hour study on Thursday 2 January 2020.

Reduced Library services

A stock take will take place in the Library from Monday 23 July to Monday 6 August 2018 necessitating targeted reductions in Library services. The key reductions include:

  1. The Early Printed Books and Manuscripts & Archives Research Library reading rooms will be closed to readers for the full two week period.
  2. All libraries will be closed on Saturday 28 July, Saturday 4 August and on Monday 6 August. The 24 hour spaces (Kinsella Hall and the 1937 Postgraduate Reading Room) will remain open.
  3. Requests from storage will be partially reduced – please contact Library staff for further details.

Normal Library services will resume on Tuesday 7 August 2018.

Trinity Summer Series 2018

The Summer Series at Trinity College Dublin, a series of six concerts hosted in Trinity’s College Park, will take place from Monday 23rd July to Sunday 29th July (with a break on Thursday 26th July). Preparations for each performance will involve sound checks and equipment tests which are likely to cause noise disruption each afternoon, particularly in the Ussher Library, which is located beside the concert area. Quieter study spaces are available in the Lecky, Berkeley and Hamilton libraries.

Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause readers.


Library Opening Hours – May Bank Holiday Weekend 2018

The Library will be open as follows over the May Bank Holiday Weekend 2018:

Kinsella Hall and the 1937 Postgraduate Reading Room will remain open throughout the weekend (including Monday 7 May).

Berkeley/Lecky/Ussher (BLU) + Hamilton Libraries

– Saturday 5 May: 09:30 – 19:00
– Sunday 6 May: 11:00 – 19:00
– Monday 7 May: 11:00 – 19:00
– Tuesday 8 May: 09:00 – 22:00

John Stearne Medical Library

– Saturday 5 May: 09:30 – 13:00
– Sunday 6 May: Closed
– Monday 7 May: Closed
– Tuesday 8 May: 09:00 – 22:00

Manuscripts & Archives Research Library

– Saturday 5 May: 10:00 – 12:45
– Sunday 6 May: Closed
– Monday 7 May: Closed
– Tuesday 8 May: 10:00 – 16:00

Early Printed Books & Special Collections

– Saturday 5 May: 10:00 – 12:45
– Sunday 6 May: Closed
– Monday 7 May: Closed
– Tuesday 8 Mar: 10:00 – 19:45

Last admission to each Library is 15 minutes before the Library closes.