About Greg Sheaf

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

Expansion of the Automated Stacks Request (ASR) System

The Library is delighted to announce the expansion of the Automated Stacks Request (ASR) system to include over 45,000 volumes held in the SHB collection (i.e., items with the prefix SHB in their shelfmarks).

The ASR system, operated through Stella Search, allows readers to request material held in closed access from any computer with an internet connection. The system will also automatically email the requesting reader to inform them that their book is now ready for collection. These combined features of the ASR system greatly enhance ease of access to closed access collections offering the reader immensely improved flexibility and convenience.

This collection is held in External Storage and there will be twice weekly deliveries on Tuesdays and Thursdays to the Library reading rooms.

Library Opening Hours, June Bank Holiday Monday, 1 June 2015

The Berkeley/Lecky/Ussher, Hamilton and John Stearne Medical Libraries will be closed on Monday 1st June 2015. 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 2nd June 2015. For further information please consult our Opening Hours page.

Book Launch in DIT Tonight – Composer James Wilson

Wilson 001The Library has been quietly building a name for itself as a go-to repository for the archives of musicians; among our research collections are the archives of twentieth-century composer James Wilson, bequeathed to the Library in 2005.

Trinity graduate, and now lecturer in DIT, Mark Fitzgerald has written an important study of Wilson and his music which is being launched on Wednesday, 13 May 2015. Mark worked in the Manuscripts & Archives Research Library in the 1990s, cataloguing the papers of composer Gerard Victory.

Since issues of equality and anti-discrimination are in the air, in advance of our upcoming referendum, it seems right to highlight Mark’s theory that the motivation of Wilson and his partner, John Campbell, in relocating from London to Dublin in the 1940s, was the harassment of gay people in post-War London. The home Wilson and Campbell established in Dublin enriched the life of the city in the 1960s and 1970s; Mark comments that ‘their dinners seem to have been noted events on the glittering end of the social scene’.

All are welcome to DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama on Chatham Row at 18.30, on Wednesday for a drinks reception and a chance to purchase this important book at a specially reduced price.

Have a look at the manuscriptsattrinity blog for more detail.

Library Opening Hours, May Bank Holiday Monday, 4 May 2015

On Monday 4th May 2015 the Berkeley/Lecky/Ussher and Hamilton Libraries will be open from 11am to 7pm. 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.
The John Stearne Medical Library will be closed on Monday 4th May 2015, as will EPB and M&ARL.
All Library reading rooms reopen on Tuesday 5th May 2015. For further information please consult our Opening Hours webpage.