Welcome to Trinity College Library Dublin’s Alerts Page


This blog and RSS feed is used to send out alerts to members of Trinity College Dublin and those wishing to visit the Library.

Details on admission requirements, opening hours, borrowing rights, and access to the Library’s catalogues and databases can be found at the Library website.

Visitors wishing to see the Book of Kells and the Long Room may visit the Book of Kells website.

Services Update: Iveagh Hall, Berkeley Library, 25th August 2014

During the weeks of the 25th August and 1st September we will be reconfiguring the layout of services in the Iveagh Hall, Berkeley Library.

  • Visiting Readers are advised to use the Visiting Readers’ PCs located on the Upper Level, Lecky Library
  • Student PCs are available for use in the Lecky Library (Upper Level), Berkeley Library (1st Floor) and the 24-hour computer room in the Ussher Library
  • Datapac services are available throughout the Berkeley/Lecky/Ussher Libraries

The Library wishes to apologise for any inconvenience caused. Please email enquiries to dutylib@tcd.ie.


Wound with a Tear – Art Project featuring the Library

Until Saturday 23rd August, the Douglas Hyde Gallery presents Wound with a Tear, a participative piece which includes the Old Library and our collections.

Here’s more info from the Gallery’s website:

Wound with a Tear is an off-site project taking place for one week only around the Trinity College Dublin campus. Ruth Clinton and Niamh Moriarty have devised a route around the grounds using photographs, texts, and installations to guide visitors through a strange narrative. The works playfully tease out questions about the gradual and more immediate deterioration of the archives and buildings which give Trinity College its reputation of permanence and history.

Visitors are invited to collect a map from the Douglas Hyde Gallery and embark on an investigation which will allow the opportunity to view this very familiar environment in an unusual and mysterious light.

The modest sensibility and use of small gestures is reflective of previous Gallery 3 projects organised outside of the Douglas Hyde Gallery. Further projects will also take place in Trinity College over the coming months.”

Stella Search Currently Unavailable Off Campus – (5:00pm) Tuesday, 19th August 2014.

An issue related to the Stella Search upgrade work has unfortunately caused Stella Search to become temporarily unavailable off campus since 4:00pm today (Tuesday, August 19th). We are working on resolving this with the utmost urgency.
Off campus the Classic Catalogue is unaffected and can be used for the following:

  • Searching for library books and journals, including e-journals
  • Placing stack requests – please login to MyLibrary before making requests
  • Databases, e-journal collections and e-books can be accessed from the Classic Catalogue or directly from this page

We apologise for any inconvenience this unexpected Stella Search downtime causes. We will provide an update as soon as we have it.
If you have queries please contact dutylibrarian@tcd.ie

Stella Search – Upgrade to Articles interface

As part of the continuing work upgrading Stella Search the ‘Articles’ interface will be changing this evening.

After the upgrade, there will no longer be a separate articles tab; instead an additional collection facet will be available in the results list on the left-hand side of the screen.

More information on the new functionality will be published once testing is completed, in the meantime if you have any queries regarding the new interface, please contact the Duty Librarian

Stella Search Upgrades – August 2014

The Library is planning a series of phased upgrades to improve and enhance its Stella Search catalogue. The upgrade schedule commences today, Tuesday August 5th, 2014 at 12:00 and continues for the month of August. Today’s upgrade requires 10-15 minutes of downtime for Stella Search; we do not anticipate that this will affect the Classic Catalogue. Access to our electronic resources direct from the Library webpages will also be affected by the brief downtime.

Following the upgrade, the layout and appearance of Stella Search will change slightly. The immediate changes will be:
• New interface design
• A revised ‘My Library’ interface for readers.

The primary purpose of the upgrade is preparation for implementation of new functionality including a mobile version of Stella Search, support for catalogue record exports into EndNote and increased e-resource integration. These and other additions will be added on a rolling basis through August. We anticipate minimal disruption and short outages, but will continue to post updates and alerts as we implement changes.

If you have any queries regarding the Stella Search upgrades please contact dutylibrarian@tcd.ie.