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2020 News and Events

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The Edward Worth Library will remain closed in line with government Covid 19 measures.

Dr Steevens’ Hospital and Dublin in 1720:

An online workshop will be held on Friday 11 September to mark the 300th anniversary of the laying of the foundation stone of Dr Steevens’ Hospital. Programme and booking details are available here.



The Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on the

History of the Book in the Early Modern Period, 1450-1800

started on 20 April.

This free month-long online course has been designed by academics from the School of Histories and Humanities, the School of English, and the Librarian of the Edward Worth Library, Dublin, with assistance from the staff of the Library of Trinity College Dublin and the Edward Worth Library, Trinity’s Digital Collections and Trinity Online Services CLG.


Important announcements:

Worth Library Research Fellowship Scheme: We regret to announce that, due the Covid 19 pandemic, the Worth Library research fellowship scheme for 2020 has been postponed until 2021.

If you have already applied for a fellowship, please note that the Librarian cannot access the e-mail account. All communications  should  be sent to

Edward Worth Library Lecture Series cancellations:

Please note that the Worth Library lectures due to take place on 16 April, 20 May and 24 June have been cancelled due to the Covid 19 outbreak.


Previous lecturess:


Our next lecture in the Edward Worth Library 2020 Seminar Series will take place in the Edward Worth Library on

3 March 2020 at 3.00pm.

Our speaker will be Dr Catherine Scuffil (Dublin City Historian in Residence) and her topic will be ‘The Housing Crisis of Revolutionary Times: 1915-1922.

Please note that seating in the Worth Library is limited and is allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

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