Reduced Library Services

Due to stocktaking activities, all libraries will be closed on Saturday 27 July, Saturday 3 August and on Monday 5 August. The 24-hour spaces (Kinsella Hall and the 1937 Postgraduate Reading Room) will remain open. Requests from storage will be partially reduced – please contact Library staff for further details.

Normal Library services will resume on Tuesday 6 August 2019.

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.

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.

Overnight closure of the Hamilton Library due to planned power outage

To facilitate a power outage as part of the Medium Voltage Infrastructure Upgrade, the following buildings (including the Hamilton Library) will close at 21:00 on Thursday 9th November and reopen at 07:00 on Friday 10th November:

  • Hamilton Building (including the Hamilton Library)
  • Westland Row
  • O’Reilly Institute

Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. Please contact Peter Dudley (Sub-Librarian, Reading Rooms Services & Space) if you have any questions or concerns: peter.dudley@tcd.ie.

Library Closed due to Ophelia


The Library will be closed Monday 16th October due to the Status Red wind warning for Ireland issued by Met Eireann. The closure covers all reading rooms and Library buildings, including our 24-hour study areas and Library facilities outside the main campus.

Stay safe! Normal service is expected to resume on Tuesday 17th October.