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Visitors wishing to see the Book of Kells and the Long Room may visit the Book of Kells website.
Please note that the entirety of the Old Library – including the Early Printed Books and Manuscripts Reading Rooms, and indeed the Book of Kells Exhibition, will be closed until 14:00 this coming Monday.
We apologise for the inconvenience caused, and late notice.
As we head into the drier months (!) the eagle-eyed may have noticed a range of books on cacti in the display case of the BLU’s Orientation Space. The majority of publications on cacti are directed towards the hobbyist containing cultivation tips and habitat details. Come and have a look at these examples and be inspired to try and grow some of these exotic plants.
Cacti are succulents, native only to the Americas. Their habitats are as diverse as deserts, grasslands, trees, beaches and volcanic lava. Consequently, they pose a particular problem for hobbyist growers, as our winters with high humidity and low temperatures can be fatal.
This is a continuation of our displaying material to highlight themes related to particular events or dear to the heart of a member of Library staff.
The Manuscripts & Archives Research Library will open at 11:00 on Friday 21 June 2013, in order to facilitate training of members of College. We regret any inconvenience caused.
Each month the Edward Worth Library, which is affiliated to TCD, describes a “book of the month”. June’s post is by Ms Susana Cobos-Ruiz, exploring Prudencio de Sandoval’s History of the Kings of Leon.
See it here, together with previous “books of the month”.
Please note that this summer the Early Printed Books (EPB) Reading Room, and Manuscripts & Archives Library (M&ARL) Reading Room – and the services of both departments – will be unavailable for longer than the usual fortnight. Both areas are undergoing renovation work. Unfortunately, there will be unavoidable noise in the run-up to the closure.
The last day of opening will be Saturday 29 June; reopening after the August bank holiday. There will be no EPB or M&ARL Stack material available during this time (including EPB material in Santry). Any reference books in the reading rooms will be removed in May-June in advance of the work and not replaced until after the reopening in August.
In EPB the reading room and levels above, are being painted and having the mezzanine converted into a staff work areas. M&ARL is being painted and having decades-old carpets replaced. Of course, other libraries have to close for other reasons…
The Library frequently runs trials of new electronic resources – see the “trial databases” tab on our databases page.
SYNTHESIS (Morgan & Claypool’s e-book collection) is an information service for the research, development and educational communities in engineering and computer science. The basic component of the library is a 50- to 100-page electronic book [Lecture], that synthesizes an important research or development topic, authored by a prominent contributor to the field. SYNTHESIS is organized by series. It is a growing collection; our trial runs until 13 August.
Each month the Edward Worth Library, which is affiliated to TCD, describes a “book of the month”. May’s book is Hector Boece’s Lives of the Bishops of Aberdeen (Paris, 1522). See it here, together with previous “books of the month”.