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.

Discover Research Dublin 2014

The Library is delighted to be a part of Discover Research Dublin Night 2014, this Friday 26th September 2014.

The Preservation & Conservation Department at Trinity College Library Dublin will host an open evening, providing an opportunity for visitors to come into the Glucksman Conservation Laboratory and meet staff and learn about the research, processes, and skills employed in the care of our collections. A cross-section of fascinating items from the Library’s rich and varied collections will be out on the benches, with conservators on hand to discuss treatment plans, conservation training, and research.

The event will take place between 4:00pm and 7:00pm, in the Glucksman Conservation Laboratory, Ussher Library.

Visits will commence at the entrance to the Berkeley Library at 4:00pm, 5:00pm and 6:00pm.

Visitors can also join the Library team in the Long Room Hub to explore our treasures online. Digital Collections is an online library, providing free access via the Internet to the Library’s historic collections. For the very first time access to the unique and historic collections of the Library does not require a trip to the Long Room, only an Internet connection and a click of the mouse. On Discover Research Dublin Night visitors can explore online such treasures as 18th-century caricatures, 17th-century maps, manuscripts and photographic collections of the playwright J.M Synge, as well as designs and drawings from the archives of the Harry Clarke Stained Glass Studio. Members of the team will be on hand to talk about the digitisation process and how the resource has been designed and programmed.

Until 9:30pm, the the Old Library and Book of Kells Exhibition will be open, to allow visitors to view the famous Book of Kells, perhaps the most well-known 9th-century manuscript in the world. Also on view is the Emperor of the Irish: Brian Boru and the Battle of Clontarf 1014 exhibition in the Long Room. No booking is necessary but a limited amount of visitors are allowed in during this time. Trinity College staff and students, on production of their current ID, can avail of free admission to the Old Library and the Book of Kells exhibition – and can bring in up to 3 guests; for other visitors, standard charges apply: Adults €10.00, students/OAPs €8.00, Family ticket €20.00.

For the full programme of events please visit the Discover Research Dublin website.

Friends of the Library Lecture on Howth

The Friends of the Library – Trinity College Dublin are delighted to announce the first lecture of the new term. Vincent J. McBrierty will speak on An Illustrated History of Howth through the Eye of the Artist on Thursday 25 September at 19:30, in the Thomas Davis Lecture Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College.

Admission is €5 (Members & Concessions €2.50).

Vincent J. McBrierty is Physics Professor Emeritus and Fellow of Trinity College Dublin. He was a member of the Bishops’ Council for Justice and Peace. Professor McBrierty is also a local historian and has published two books on Howth: The Howth Peninsula, its History Lore and Legends (Dublin, 1981), and Howth through the Eye of the Artist (Dublin, 2005).


Welcome Freshers!

Entrance to the Berkeley LibraryToday sees the start of Freshers’ Week for new undergraduates. If you are new to College, be it undergraduate, postgraduate or staff, we’d like to extend a warm and heartfelt welcome to Trinity College Library Dublin.

The vast majority of Freshers will be brought during the course of the week to one of our libraries by student mentors – so for current users, there will be a little more noise and disruption than usual.

Leaflets and posters are up around the Library and College promoting our Library HITS (Helpful Information for Trinity Students/Staff) programme – a description and timetable in an accessible format is available online. If you have questions about Library HITS or anything to do with the Library, just ask us – we’re here to help!

Our new Librarian, Ms Helen Shenton, joined us over summer and she will send a more formal welcome to all members of the College community once term begins next week.