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Requests from Storage

The size and range of the Library of Trinity College Dublin means that only a small proportion of its stock is on the open shelves to be browsed. The bulk of the collection is held in storage areas either on campus, at the Santry Book Depository near Dublin Airport, or in other external locations.

In order to view the items a request must be made.

Unless specifically stated otherwise, material from storage locations can be delivered to the Berkeley, Hamilton, or John Stearne Medical Library Service Counters by using the Click and Collect procedure and selecting the appropriate location during the process. However, some books - mainly older material - cannot be delivered via Click and Collect and must be requested using a call slip - the catalogue will indicate this - or by staff on behalf of readers. Journals must also be requested by call slip.

Whether the material can be borrowed depends on the category of material. For example, no-one may borrow material from the Early Printed Books or Manuscripts and Archives storage locations.

The catalogue will tell the user if the item is in storage by listing one of the following locations:

  • Early Printed Books Stacks
  • Manuscripts Stacks
  • Ussher Stacks
  • Santry Stacks
  • External Storage