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A reminder that as noted on our Opening Hours page *all* Library buildings will be closed for the Easter period, from this evening (at 22:00) until Tuesday morning. The exceptions are the two study areas – the 24-Hour Study Area of the Ussher, and the 1937 Reading Room for postgraduates, which *will* be open all over the Easter weekend.
Have a great Easter and see you on Tuesday, when our extended opening for exams starts.
From Tuesday 22nd April to Friday 23rd May the Library will offer extended opening hours in the BLU and Hamilton Libraries as follows:
Monday – Friday: 08:00 – 22:00
Saturday: 09:30 – 19:00
Sunday: 11:00 – 19:00
Bank Holiday Monday, 5th May: 11:00 – 19:00
Full opening hours information is available at our Opening Hours page.
Each month the Edward Worth Library, which is affiliated to TCD, describes a “book of the month”. April’s subject is Nehemiah Grew’s The Anatomy of Plants (London, 1682).
See it here, together with previous “books of the month”.
Due to the Trinity Ball, all Library buildings on the main campus will close early on Friday 4th April. The Berkeley/Ussher/Lecky (BLU) Library, which includes the 24-hour reading room, and the Hamilton Library will close at 5pm, Friday 4th April and reopen at 9:30am Saturday 5th April. The 1937 Reading Room will close at 4:30pm, Friday 4th April and reopen at 8:30am, Saturday 5th April.
Entrance to College itself is limited to staff and students after 2pm on Friday.
The John Stearne Medical Library is unaffected as it lies off campus, and will close at 8pm Friday 4th April and reopen at 9:30am Saturday 5th April.
To celebrate International Children’s Book Day (ICBD) works by Hans Christian Andersen are being displayed in the Berkeley Library Foyer and Orientation Space for Library visitors to enjoy.
Since 1967, on or around Hans Christian Andersen’s birthday on 2nd April, ICBD is celebrated to inspire a love of books, and promote the right of every child to become a reader. It is celebrated in over 76 countries across the world.
The motto for this year’s celebration is “Imagine Nations Through Story”, with a poster designed by Laureate na nÓg Niamh Sharkey, and a message to the children of the world by former Laureate na nÓg, Siobhán Parkinson, both of which can be found at www.ibby.org.
ICBD is hosted by a different national section of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) each year, a non-profit organization which represents an international network of people from all over the world who are committed to bringing books and children together. This year it is the honour of IBBY Ireland to lead the celebrations.
A new children’s book review website will be launched by IBBY Ireland on 2nd April to celebrate ICBD.
Read about more ideas for celebrating ICBD 2014 on their blog.
Harry Clarke, the world-renowned stained-glass artist and illustrator, was born on St Patrick’s Day 1889. It’s only fitting that some of the designs his studio was commissioned to produce should feature Ireland’s patron saint, and we’ve produced a small slideshow of them to whet your appetite for work being done by our Digital Resources and Imaging Services department. They will form part of the Harry Clarke Studios Archive Demonstrator project for the Digital Repository of Ireland.
The project will digitise, catalogue and make available online for researchers and the general public materials from the Clarke Stained Glass Studios, including design drawings, letters, photographs, order books, payment books and other business records related to the firm.