Trinity College Library’s (Dublin): largest single-chamber library in the world

Tuesday - May 13, 2014

Have you heard about this impressive library? The Trinity College Library’s in Dublin history dates back to the establishment of the Trinity College in 1592 and it is the largest library in Ireland. The Long Room is the largest single-chamber library in the world containing 200,000 of the library’s oldest books. Today it has over 6 million printed volumes with extensive collections of journals, manuscripts, maps and music reflecting over 400 years of academic development.

The Library supports the learning and research needs across all disciplines of the College; it is a major research library of international repute; it provides services to a wide range of external users and institutions; it contributes to the development of creative initiatives in information provision and its exhibitions of manuscripts and other treasures.

Some reputed writers, economists, thinkers and philosophers as Swift, Goldsmith, Wilde and Beckett got involved and grew up between all these books and in Dublin’s atmosphere.

Nowdays, we are in the information’s era, sometimes it’s produced more noise than valuable content. We have the privilege to access to any kind of contents, even though the net democratize it, all the libraries around the world still have the smell and tact of knowledge and too many contents are still no digitalized… Those books have built up our collective imaginary and civilization. The post of today is written to send our respect to those whose break any kind of ignorance.

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We like the enchanting Trinity College Library’s, and you… Are you thinking in anyone?