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.

Open Day Library Tours Saturday 9th December 2017

As part of Trinity Open Day the Library would be delighted if you could join us for a short tour of the Berkeley, Lecky and Ussher Libraries. Students and their families are all very welcome – teachers too!

Please meet us in the foyer of the Berkeley Library. If you can see this…

Pomodoro Sphere

…then you are at the right place.

Tours will run every 15 minutes from 10:15 to 13:00 and will last about 10 minutes.  They will be led by Trinity students so it’s a chance to talk to them about life at Trinity and they might even show you their favourite spot to study in the Library!

We apologise to current users of the Library for any disruption.

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.

Overnight Library closures due to planned power outage

To facilitate a power outage as part of the Medium Voltage Infrastructure Upgrade, the following buildings will close tonight (Tuesday 24th October) at 21:00 and reopen at 08:00 tomorrow morning (Wednesday 25th October):

  • The Berkeley/Lecky/Ussher Libraries, including Kinsella Hall. (The Hamilton and the John Stearne Medical Library are not affected)
  • The 1937 Reading Room

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.

Overnight Library closures due to planned power outage

To facilitate a power outage as part of the Medium Voltage Infrastructure Upgrade, the following buildings will be closed on Wednesday 18th October from 22:00 to Thursday 19th October at 06:00 (duration 8 hours):

  • The Berkeley/Lecky/Ussher Libraries, including Kinsella Hall. The Hamilton and the John Stearne Medical Library are not affected
  • The Museum Building
  • The Long Room Hub
  • The 1937 Reading Room

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.

Open House Festival: tours of the Berkeley Library – Saturday 14th October

As part of this year’s Open House Festival, the Berkeley Library – 50 years old this year – is being opened up for public tours from 12:00 to 16:00 on Saturday 14th October. This is a special opportunity to welcome members of the public to experience ‘Ireland’s finest modern building’.

The tours are likely to involve some minor noise disruption, particularly on the upper floors, but every effort will be taken to minimise the impact. Please note that alternative quiet study spaces will be available in the Lecky and Ussher libraries.

If you would like to offer any feedback please contact Peter Dudley (peter.dudley@tcd.ie).

New Online Booking System

The Library is pleased to announce the launch of a new online booking system for the group study rooms in the BLU, Hamilton and John Stearne Medical libraries.

Students can now book Library group study rooms online from anywhere. For full details about the rooms and to book, please go to Online Group Study Room Booking.

Students can access the system from Wednesday 7th December to make bookings for Monday 12th December onwards.

Disruption to Group Study Rooms, Berkeley Basement

menatworkDue to works to upgrade the facilities in our Group Study Rooms – we are adding display screens to four more of the rooms –  rooms 2,4,7 and 8 will be unavailable today, 3 October and tomorrow 4 October. While the other rooms are available for use, the area will be noisy because of drilling and installation work.