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Guide to the Catalogues

Early Printed Books

Stella Search

Stella Search works like a search engine. The most relevant results are listed and can then be refined using the word tags and options presented on screen.

  • Contain materials catalogued by the Library since 1872. The publication year may be any date
  • Provide detailed catalogue records for much Early Printed and Special Collections material
  • Allow limiting of searches by language, date and to Special Collections material

If unsuccessful in finding an item when limiting a search to Special Collections, please try the search again selecting the cross to the right of Special Collections to clear the limit to that section of material.

Accessions Catalogue

About 80% of the half-million records in the Accessions Catalogue have been converted into records now in Stella Search, mainly following two retrospective conversion programmes during 1996-2009. However, there are still entries in the Accessions Catalogue for Library books not recorded elsewhere; unfortunately, these entries are distributed across the whole catalogue and are not easily identified. Works listed in the Accessions Catalogue are still being added to Stella Search on an ongoing basis.

In the meantime, we have made the entirety of the Accessions Catalogue available online. Links to individual sequences may be accessed from our Accessions Catalogue page.

The Accessions Catalogue:

  • Lists works catalogued by the Library between 1873 and 1963
  • Entries arranged alphabetically by author
  • Provides limited listings by subject
  • Does not list any material published after 1963

Reference Books

There are many bibliographies and catalogues in the Early Printed Books Reading Room.

Manuscripts & Archives

The Manuscripts & Archives Online Catalogue (MARLOC), launched in 2010, represents the first phase in providing remote access to details of many of our collections. Summary descriptions are available on this online catalogue for the majority of the holdings acquired up to 2005. For some of our collections the summary description will link to a PDF of a full descriptive list.

Some significant elements of our collections are not yet covered by this online catalogue, for example much of the medieval Latin manuscripts, the medieval Irish manuscripts, the Middle-English manuscripts, the papyri and the University archives await inclusion. Published catalogues are available for some of these elements of the collection; these may be consulted in the Manuscripts and Archives Reading Room.

  • T.K. Abbott, Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Library of Trinity College Dublin (Dublin and London, 1900)
  • T.K. Abbott and E.J. Gwynn, Catalogue of the Irish Manuscripts in the Library of Trinity College Dublin (Dublin and London, 1921)
  • I. Bcheiry, Catalogue of the Syriac Manuscripts in Trinity College Dublin (Kaslik, 2005)
  • M.L. Colker, Trinity College Library Dublin Descriptive Catalogue of the Mediaeval and Renaissance Latin Manuscripts (Aldershot, 1991)
  • M.L. Colker, Trinity College Library Dublin Descriptive Catalogue of the Mediaeval and Renaissance Latin Manuscripts. Supplement One (Dublin, 2008)
  • M. Engleberts, E. Frost and J. Maxwell, Notes Diverse Holo: Catalogues of Beckett’s Reading Notes and Other Manuscripts at Trinity College Dublin with Supporting Essays (Amsterdam, 2006)
  • M. Esposito, "Inventaire des anciens manuscrits Français des Bibliothèque de Dublin" Revue des Bibliothèques 24, 30, 31
  • N. Grene, The Synge Manuscripts in the Library of Trinity College Dublin: a Catalogue Prepared on the Occasion of the Synge Centenary Exhibition 1971 (Dublin, 1971)
  • E. Hincks, Catalogue of the Egyptian Manuscripts in the Library of Trinity College Dublin (Dublin and London, 1843)
  • J.G. Smyly, "Old Latin deeds in the Library of Trinity College" Hermathena 66, 69, 70, 71, 72, 74 (1945-9)
  • J.G. Smyly, "Notes on Greek manuscripts in the Library of Trinity College" Hermathena 23 (1933)
  • J.H. Todd, The Book of the Vaudois. The Waldensian Manuscripts Preserved in the Library of Trinity College Dublin (Dublin and London, 1865)

TARA (Trinity's Access to Research Archive) Institutional Repository

TARA provides access to the Library's Special E-Collections.

The Library's growing number of Special E-Collections include: