Frequent question: When was the Trinity College Library built?

What is the oldest library in Dublin?

Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin, Ireland is a well-preserved library of the late Renaissance and early Enlightenment. When it opened to the public in 1707 it was the first public library in Ireland.

Marsh’s Library.

Leabharlann de Moiréis
Entrance
Location within Central Dublin
Established 1707
Location St Patrick’s Close, Dublin, Ireland

Was the Book of Kells stolen?

The history of the Book of Kells

The Book of Kells seldom comes to view in the historical record. The Annals of Ulster, describing it as “the chief treasure of the western world”, record that it was stolen in 1006 for its ornamental cumdach (shrine).

Can anyone use Trinity Library?

Anyone is allowed to use it, but generally you would make an appointment beforehand. We have around 100,000 maps or something along those lines. It isn’t open all the time.

Can anyone go to Trinity College Library?

The Library is open to all current students and staff. To ensure your safety when accessing the Library and Study Spaces, remember to wear a face mask and maintain 2-metre social distancing.

Was Harry Potter filmed in Trinity College?

Although the Long Room in Trinity College looks like a place in Hogwarts, it wasn’t used during the filming of the Harry Potter series.

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Is the Trinity College Library free?

Old Library & Book of Kells

Alumni have free admission to the Old Library and Book of Kells with an alumni visitor card. Due to COVID-19 precautions in place at this time, visitor capacity has been greatly reduced and, as such, free access for additional guests is not possible.