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Banned Books Exhibition in the Library

The Library has a new mini exhibition in the Ussher Library, Orientation Space showcasing some of the books banned by the Censorship of Publications Board since 1930 up to more recent times. Also on show are archival items (including the key to the Banned Books Room) showing how these banned books were dealt with by the Library from the 1960s onwards. The exhibits reflect the history of censorship in Ireland and the sometimes uneasy relationship between the Library and the State authorities.

Trinity Ball 2019 – Library Arrangements

Due to the Trinity Ball, all Library buildings on the main University campus will close early on Friday 12 April 2019.

The Berkeley/Ussher/Lecky (BLU) Libraries and the Hamilton Library will close at 5pm, Friday 12 April and reopen at 9:30am Saturday 13 April.

  • Kinsella Hall, Ussher Library will close at 5pm, Friday 12 April. The 1st floor and the computer room will reopen at 8:30am Saturday 13 April.
  • The 1937 Reading Room will close at 4:30pm, Friday 12 April and reopen at 8:30am, Saturday 13th April.

The John Stearne Medical Library is unaffected as it lies off campus, and will close at 10pm Friday 12 April and reopen at 9:30am Saturday 13 April.

Your Library, Your Views

Library Pop Art

We’re running a short survey to help us understand your experiences of the Library. As a thank you, we will enter you into a draw to win prizes including Trinity Ball tickets, TCard credit and more.

Your views will help us to better appreciate all of our users’ needs and provide valuable insights to enable us to develop responsive services for the future. The survey will take about fifteen minutes to complete. The closing date is 14 December.

Get started here!

The Library Life Pulse survey is being administered by an independent research agency called Alterline, you can view their GDPR policy online.

If you have any queries about this survey, please contact us at library@tcd.ie.

All personal data collected by the University will be processed according to the College Privacy Notice.

 

Postgraduate Tours 2018

The Berkeley LibraryWelcome all incoming postgraduate students! Library staff will be providing 20-minute tours during Postgraduate Orientation Week 2018.

Library Tours for Postgraduate Students from the Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Meeting Point: Foyer, Berkeley Library

Monday 27 August 2018: 12pm – 1pm (BUSINESS)
Tuesday 28 August 2018: 12pm – 1pm (LANGUAGES, LINGUISTICS, RELIGION & THEOLOGY, PHILOSOPHY)
Tuesday 28 August 2018: 4pm – 5pm (EDUCATION, PSYCHOLOGY)
Wednesday 29 August 2018: 12pm – 1pm (SOCIOLOGY, SOCIAL WORK & SOCIAL POLICY, POLITICS, ECONOMICS)
Wednesday 29 August 2018: 4pm – 5pm (HISTORY, LAW, CLASSICS)
Thursday 30 August 2018: 12pm – 1pm (ENGLISH, DRAMA, MUSIC)
Thursday 30 August 2018: 4pm – 5pm (ONLINE, PART-TIME STUDENTS)

Library Tours for Postgraduate Students from the Faculties of Engineering, Mathematics and Science and Health Sciences

Meeting Point: Entrance to the Hamilton Library, 2nd Floor, Hamilton Building

Monday 27 August 2018: 11am – 12pm (ENGINEERING)
Tuesday 28 August 2018: 11am – 12pm (COMPUTER SCIENCE)
Wednesday 29 August 2018: 11am – 12pm (SCIENCE)
Thursday 30 August 2018: 11am – 12pm (MEDICINE, DENTISTRY, PHARMACY)

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.

New Online Resource: The Cambridge History of Ireland

The Library of Trinity College Dublin has recently purchased access to The Cambridge History of Ireland, a landmark survey of Irish history from c. 600 to the present day.

Listen here as editors Jane Ohlmeyer and Tom Bartlett discuss new four volume publication ‘The Cambridge History of Ireland’, The History Show, RTE Radio 1 (29 April 2018).

Written by a team of more than 120 leading historians from around the world, this is the most comprehensive and authoritative history of Ireland yet attempted. Four vibrant, comprehensive and accessible volumes bring together the latest scholarship, setting Irish history within broader Atlantic, European, imperial and global contexts. Each volume examines Ireland’s development within a distinct period, and offers a complete and rounded picture of Irish life, while remaining sensitive to the unique Irish experience.

You can find this resource on the New Resources page, or on the A-Z of the Databases. At the Library Website, you can also search by title in Stella, the Library discovery system.

Please remember to use the link on the Library record for The Cambridge History of Ireland to access the resource off campus.

About the Editors:

Thomas Bartlett, General Editor, was Professor of Modern Irish History at University College Dublin and, most recently, Professor of Irish History at the University of Aberdeen until his retirement in 2014.

James Kelly is Professor of History at Dublin City University and President of the Irish Economic and Social History Society.

Jane Ohlmeyer is Erasmus Smith’s Professor of Modern History at Trinity College Dublin; Director of the Trinity Long Room Hub Arts & Humanities Research Institute; and Chair of the Irish Research Council.

Brendan Smith is Professor of Medieval History at the University of Bristol.

Trinity Ball 2018 – Library Arrangements

Due to the Trinity Ball, all Library buildings on the main College campus will close early on Friday 6 April 2018.

  • The Berkeley/Ussher/Lecky (BLU) Libraries and the Hamilton Library will close at 5pm, Friday 6 April and reopen at 9:30am Saturday 7 April.
  • Kinsella Hall, Ussher Library will close at 5pm, Friday 6 April – the 1st floor and the computer room will reopen at 8:00am Saturday 7 April.
  • The 1937 Reading Room will close at 4:30pm, Friday 6 April and reopen at 8:00am, Saturday 7 April.

The John Stearne Medical Library is unaffected as it lies off campus, and will close at 10pm Friday 6 April and reopen at 9:30am Saturday 7 April.

Library Opening Hours – Easter Weekend 2018

The Library will be open as follows over Easter Weekend 2018:

Kinsella Hall and the 1937 Reading Room will remain open 24/7 throughout the weekend.

Berkeley/Lecky/Ussher + Hamilton Libraries

– Thursday 29 Mar: 09:00 – 22:00
– Friday 30 Mar: Closed
– Saturday 31 Mar: Closed
– Sunday 1 Apr: Closed
– Monday 2 Apr: Closed
– Tuesday 3 Apr: 09:00 – 22:00

John Stearne Medical Library

– Thursday 29 Mar: 09:00 – 22:00
– Friday 30 Mar: Closed
– Saturday 31 Mar: Closed
– Sunday 1 Apr: Closed
– Monday 2 Apr: Closed
– Tuesday 3 Apr: 09:00 – 22:00

Manuscripts & Archives Research Library

– Thursday 29 Mar: 10:00 – 16:00
– Friday 30 Mar: Closed
– Saturday 31 Mar: Closed
– Sunday 1 Apr: Closed
– Monday 2 Apr: Closed
– Tuesday 3 Apr: 10:00 – 16:00

Early Printed Books & Special Collections

– Thursday 29 Mar: 10:00 – 16:45
– Friday 30 Mar: Closed
– Saturday 31 Mar: Closed
– Sunday 1 Apr: Closed
– Monday 2 Apr: Closed
– Tuesday 3 Apr: 10:00 – 19:45

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

Library Opening Hours – St Patrick’s Weekend 2018

The Library will be open as follows over St Patrick’s Weekend:

Kinsella Hall and the 1937 Reading Room will remain open on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

Berkeley/Lecky/Ussher + Hamilton Libraries

– Friday 16 Mar: 09:00 – 22:00
– Saturday 17 Mar: Closed
– Sunday 18 Mar: Closed
– Monday 19 Mar: Closed
– Tuesday 20 Mar: 09:00 – 22:00

John Stearne Medical Library

– Friday 16 Mar: 09:00 – 20:00
– Saturday 17 Mar: Closed
– Sunday 18 Mar: Closed
– Monday 19 Mar: Closed
– Tuesday 20 Mar: 09:00 – 22:00

Manuscripts & Archives Research Library

– Friday 16 Mar: 10:00 – 16:00
– Saturday 17 Mar: Closed
– Sunday 18 Mar: Closed
– Monday 19 Mar: Closed
– Tuesday 20 Mar: 10:00 – 16:00

Early Printed Books & Special Collections

– Friday 16 Mar: 10:00 – 16:45
– Saturday 17 Mar: Closed
– Sunday 18 Mar: Closed
– Monday 19 Mar: Closed
– Tuesday 20 Mar: 10:00 – 19:45

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