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February 20, 2019

Due to popular demand, our Keeping the Books talks on preservation activities, will now run until 28 June 2019. Talks take place in the Long Room, from Monday to Friday at 3pm. They last 15 to 20 minutes and are free for ticket holders to the Book of Kells exhibition as well as Trinity College students and staff.

Learn about the challenges and risks the books in the Old Library face every day and the variety of methods used to ensure our historic collections are preserved. Get a close up look at some of our most delicate and precious books and learn about the techniques used to clean and preserve them.

The Preservation Assistants delivering our Keeping the Books talks are part of an ongoing project, launched in 2004, to systematically clean the 220,000+ books of the Old Library.

Talks run Monday to Friday at 3pm until 28 June 2