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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.

27th Annual Secondhand Booksale, 23-25 February

Booksale-2016-Poster-Col-AThe 27th Annual Trinity Secondhand Booksale opens at 12.00 noon on Tuesday 23rd February in the Exam Hall (admission €3.00). An auction of rare books will take place at 6.00pm. The auction catalogue will be on www.tcd.ie/booksale/.

The Sale continues on ‘Restocked Wednesday’, 10.00am-6.30pm (admission free) when additional material will be on sale, and on ‘Half Price Thursday 10.00am-2.00pm.

Clearance auction of all remaining books at 2.15pm when everything must go. Inquiries to booksale@tcd.ie or to 896-2276. Books are collected year-round at the Booksale Office, Goldsmith Hall, Pearse Street.

EndNote Desktop Training Sessions

Students and staff are invited to join us in the Library for an introduction to EndNote Desktop. Please come along to the Berkeley Library Basement: these hands on sessions will be in the South Training Room and will last 2 hours approx.

No booking is necessary but please come early to avoid disappointment.

Tuesday 27th

10:00 – 12:00

14:00 – 16:00

Wednesday 28th

10:00 – 12:00

16:00 – 18:00 (note later time)

Thursday 29th

10:00 – 12:00

14:00 – 16:00

Friday 30th

10:00 – 12:00

14:00 – 16:00

This is the last in the current run of our Library HITS sessions. If you require further Library training please get in touch with your Subject Librarian.

Strategy 2015-2020: A Vision for a 21st Century Research Library

Research libraries are leaders in the democratisation of content and need to move beyond the digitisation of their collections to becoming digital entities in themselves to secure their futures, according to Helen Shenton, Librarian and Archivist at Trinity College Dublin who spoke at the launch of a new strategy for the Library on Thursday, October 8th, 2015.

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Launch of the Library’s Strategy 2015-2020 and Year of Events

Thursday saw the Provost of Trinity College Dublin, Dr Patrick Prendergast, launch The Library of Trinity College Dublin – Strategy 2015–2020 in the Science Gallery. The event took the form of a conversation between the Provost and the Deans of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Health Sciences; and Engineering, Maths and Science; together with the Librarian and College Archivist, Helen Shenton. The event was documented live on Twitter using the hashtag #futurelibrary.

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Library HITS (Helpful Information for Trinity Students/Staff) Training Sessions – Third Week

Last chance this year! Students and staff are invited to join us in the Library for one or more of these information sessions. Please come along to the Berkeley Library Basement: classes will be in the North Training Room.

No booking is necessary. We look forward to meeting you and answering all your Library-related questions. For full details see our brochure.

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Korean Books in the Library of Trinity College Dublin – Happy Hanguel Day!

Friday 9th October is Hanguel Day, which commemorates the creation of the Korean alphabet. Remember that Korean song Gangnam Style? In Hanguel, Gangnam Style is spelt 강남 스타일. As you can see the Hanguel alphabet is very different to any of the European alphabets. This may come across as daunting to learn, but it’s actually much easier to learn Korean than Chinese or Japanese because there are only 24 letters. It was created by the much-loved King Sejong the Great in the 15th century – before this Koreans used Hanja; based on the Chinese alphabet, this was much more difficult to learn as there are so many characters.

The most popular song of 2012 was of course, 강남 스타일.

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Library HITS (Helpful Information for Trinity Students/Staff) Training Sessions – Second Week

Students and staff are invited to join us in the Library for one or more of these information sessions. Please come along to the Berkeley Library Basement: classes will be in the North Training Room.

No booking is necessary. We look forward to meeting you and answering all your Library-related questions. For full details see our brochure.

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