Anthem Library of the Month | TRINITY COLLEGE LIBRARY

Trinity College Library

Trinity College Library is the largest library in Ireland, its collections of manuscripts and printed books having been built up since the end of the sixteenth century. The Library is a fascinating mix from an architectural point of view: the Old Library with the famous Long Room is over 300 years old, and it provides a sharp contrast to the neo-brutalist buildings built in the late 20th century. The Library is a copyright library in Ireland and in Britain, so if you are annoyed with hectic libraries in the UK, then this is your place to visit. The Library has over six million items, and there are also extensive collections of manuscripts, maps, printed music and electronic resources.

—Balázs Apor, Trinity College Dublin, Anthem Series on Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies