Trinity Library

PRE-SHARP CONFERENCE, Trinity College Dublin – Monday 25 June 2012

SHARP delegates might also be interested in attending the ‘Building Collections: 300 Years of the Old Library’, a one-day conference being held in Trinity College Dublin on Monday 25 June 2012. This conference marks the tercentenary of the laying of the foundation stone of the Old Library.

The conference will examine aspects of the physical structure of the Library, and its alterations through the centuries, as well as focusing on the context within which its renowned early printed books and manuscripts holdings have developed. It will take place in the Thomas Davis Theatre, Trinity College Dublin, followed by a celebratory reception in the Long Room.

The day promises to deliver fascinating insights into the progress of social and intellectual endeavour in Ireland, and the emergence of a world-class research library in Dublin.

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SHARP delegates who wish to visit Trinity Library’s Manuscripts and Archives Research Library, Department of Early Printed Books and Special Collections, or the Glucksman Map Library are advised to contact the relevant library before your arrival as space is limited and access cannot be guaranteed without prior confirmation. For further information on Trinity College Dublin Library, see