About Greg Sheaf

Greg is a Subject Librarian at Trinity College Library Dublin, as well as looking after its website and social network streams.

Library Opening Hours, October Bank Holiday Monday, 27/10/2014

pumpkin-220122_640Due to the October Bank Holiday, all Library reading rooms will be closed on Monday 27th October 2014. The 24-hour Kinsella Hall in the Ussher Library and the 1937 Postgraduate Reading Room will remain open by ID card access to Trinity students and staff.

All Library reading rooms reopen on Tuesday 28th October 2014. For further information please consult our Opening Hours webpage.

Dracula Visits the Library

Close-up of Dracula from the 1958 film. By Screenshot from "Internet Archive" of the movie Dracula (1958) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

Get your teeth into a good book this Halloween

This week, as Halloween approaches, Trinity College Library Dublin celebrates the work of alumnus Bram Stoker with a selection of editions and adaptations of Dracula in the Library Orientation Space. The Library has over three hundred print editions and adaptations of the novel.

Abraham “Bram” Stoker was born 8th November 1847 in Clontarf. He attended Trinity College Dublin from 1864-1870, graduating with a BA in Mathematics. He was auditor of the College Historical Society and President of the University Philosophical Society. Stoker had an interest in art and theatre; he was theatre critic for the Dublin Evening Mail and later manager of the Lyceum Theatre in London for 27 years.

Like any good researcher, Stoker used libraries for help with his work. At Whitby Library he consulted the book An account of the principalities of Wallachia and Moldavia by William Wilkinson where he first noted the name Dracula. Whitby features prominently in Dracula and still draws visitors interested in horror and the Gothic (including your humble correspondent).

The third annual Bram Stoker Festival takes place in Dublin from October 24th – 27th 2014, and has a very full programme of spooky events, well worth a look.

24-Hour Reading Room, Ussher Library – Temporary Closure Today, Thursday 16 October, 5am – 10pm

Closed SignPlease note that the 24-hour Reading Room & Computer Room in the Ussher Library will be closed today, Thursday 16th October 2014, between 5.00am and 10.00pm. Readers are advised that noise may travel to other floors in the Ussher Library during the event. Readers seeking quiet study spaces are advised to use the Lecky and Berkeley Libraries between 4.00pm – 7.00pm. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

This evening, an event will be held in the 24-hour Reading Room to mark the naming of Kinsella Hall. Kinsella Hall will greatly enhance the number of study spaces available to students on a 24-hour basis.

If you wish to comment please contact dutylib@tcd.ie.

Friends of the Library Lecture – “Why Chuck Feeney Wants his Last Cheque to Bounce”

The Friends of the Library – Trinity College Dublin are delighted to announce the next lecture of the new term. Admission is €5 (Members & Concessions €2.50). All welcome!

Conor O’Clery (formerly of the Irish Times)
19:30, Thursday 23 October 2014
Thomas Davis Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin

Conor O’Clery is a former news editor and foreign correspondent of the Irish Times in London, Moscow, Washington D.C., Beijing and New York City. Among his many books are: The Billionaire who Wasn’t. How Chuck Feeney Secretly Made and Gave Away a Fortune without Anyone Knowing (2007); Panic at the Bank. How John Rushnak Lost AIB $7000 Million Dollars (co-authored with Siobhan Creaton) (Dublin, 2002); Daring Diplomacy. Clintons’s Secret Search for Peace in Ireland (1997).

 

24-Hour Reading Room, Ussher Library – Temporary Closure, Thursday 16 October, 5am – 10pm

Closed SignPlease note that the 24-hour Reading Room & Computer Room in the Ussher Library will be closed on Thursday 16th October 2014 between 5.00am and 10.00pm. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

On Thursday 16th October, an event will be held in the 24-hour Reading Room to mark the naming of Kinsella Hall. Kinsella Hall will greatly enhance the number of study spaces available to students on a 24-hour basis.

If you wish to comment please contact dutylib@tcd.ie.