Latest updates (as of 22 September 2020):
We are committed to reopening Library spaces and resuming physical services as soon as it is possible and safe to do so. At all times we will be guided by the latest advice from the Government and the University.
The following principles will shape our phased resumption plan:
To ensure the safety of all staff and readers, the following measures have been implemented across the reading rooms:
There are three options for returning books, depending on your circumstances:
1. If you are a continuing student and don't need to urgently return your books, please feel free to hold on to them for the time being. Due dates for all current loans have been extended to the 9 October 2020. No fines will accrue during this period.
2. If you are a final year student (undergraduate or postgraduate), and you are not in a position to drop by the main campus, you can avail of our free postal return scheme, which we provide in collaboration with An Post. For further details, and to place requests, please follow this link.
3. If you are in a position to travel to the Library (the Berkeley, Hamilton or John Stearne libraries), you can return your books using the self-issue kiosks in each Library during normal opening hours. There are also book return bins at the entrance to each Library for quick returns (which staff will process after a 2 day quarantine period).
Any updates to the above options will be posted here. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Library has launched a book postal delivery service for postgraduates and postgraduate researchers in Ireland who are not in a position to pick up books from the city centre. This service is free of charge.
How does the book delivery service work?
Who can avail of the service?
The service is primarily aimed at postgraduates and postgraduate researchers, but we will consider requests from other registered staff and students in urgent situations. This will be kept under review.
What materials can be requested?
Registered staff and students (undergraduate and postgraduate) can request materials from the open shelves in the Berkeley, Lecky, Ussher, Hamilton and John Stearne Medical libraries. Staff and postgraduate students may also request borrowable material from Santry and other storage locations. Periodicals and reference materials are excluded from this service, regardless of their location.
If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com
The Library has launched a scan on demand service for registered staff and postgraduate students to enable requests for scanned copies of print book chapters and journal articles held in the Berkeley, Lecky, Ussher, Hamilton, Early Printed Books & Special Collections and John Stearne Medical libraries. Scan on demand is designed to support readers who cannot physically make it to the city centre and who may require content from materials not within the scope of the Postal Delivery services. This means it is primarily intended for periodical and reference materials.
The scan on demand service is free of charge.
How does the scan on demand service work?
Orders for Manuscripts and Archives material can be made by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
Who can avail of the scan on demand service?
The service is available to registered Trinity staff and postgraduates, but we will consider urgent requests on a case-by-case basis from undergraduate students if capacity allows. We are not in a position to accept requests from external/visiting readers at this time.
What materials can be requested?
Requests can be placed for materials held in the Berkeley, Lecky, Ussher, Hamilton and John Stearne Medical libraries. Due to copyright legislation, requests are limited to book chapters and journal articles. We cannot fulfil requests for scanned copies of entire books or journal issues etc. Orders for material from holdings in Early Printed Books & Special Collections outside copyright restrictions will be considered on a case by case basis.
Manuscripts & Archives material is also available for scan on demand on a case by case basis; for further information and to place an order, please contact email@example.com.
The Library has launched a new online "chat with us" service, available via the Library homepage. Library staff will be online to answer your questions in real time from 11am to 3pm, Monday to Friday. Simply click on the yellow "chat with us" tab on the upper right hand corner of the screen to start a chat.
If you are a lecturer in the throes of creating your module reading list, consider using MyReadingList to:
If you are a lecturer preparing reading lists for semester one modules and we don’t have the e books you require, or if you are a research student requiring e books to support your work, contact your Subject Librarian to arrange purchase of this material. This service is particularly useful for titles that are presently unavailable remotely due to UKeLD restrictions or any texts that might be missing. Please note, preference will be given to requests received before 17th July.
If you are a publisher or author of Irish publications, or their agent, you may wish to resume sending your material to the Library, either for deposit in Trinity, or for onward shipment to the UK legal deposit libraries by Trinity’s Irish Copyright Agency. Please note:
For general information on legal deposit, please see our Legal Deposit page.
Any questions, please contact the Accessions Librarian, firstname.lastname@example.org.