Month: March 2010

Searching for music and video in the catalog

There is now a special Music & Media search “skin” for the catalog, which makes finding media materials much quicker and easier! You can reach this new page by going to: or, by going to the catalog as you normally would, and then finding the link in the bottom gray bar that says “Search Music & Media.”

Unlike the regular catalog search, the Media search skin allows users to set format limits at the beginning of the search instead of on the results page. It also offers only a few fields to search within – Title Begins with, keyword, and keyword Boolean – that are used most often for media materials. We anticipate that this will alleviate some of the confusion that arises from having multiple formats in the catalog, as well as cut down on the number of keystrokes required to find material in media formats. Please feel free to leave feedback by emailing: .

Library catalog on your mobile phone

A mobile-friendly version of the library catalog is now available!

How do I find it?

You can access the mobile version of the catalog any of these ways:

  • Type into your browser
  • Click on the “Mobile-friendly” link at the top of the library catalog
  • Click on the “Catalog Search” link on our mobile web site (

Why can’t I do everything I can do in the regular catalog?

The mobile version of our catalog is designed for viewing and navigating on the smaller screens of cell phones and other mobile devices. At this time, it is intended as a search tool, without all the bells and whistles of the full catalog. If we see that it is being used frequently, we will develop it further, adding My Account and Email this item features.

Talk to us!

What do you think of this new interface? Is it something you are likely to use? What features would you like to see added? Contact us with your ideas!

Attention, Wireless Network Users

Here is important information from the Computing Center on the Trinity Wireless network:
On Saturday morning (3/20) at 6AM we must update the security certificate on our wireless network. Following that update, on the 1st connection made wireless users will receive an alert indicating that there has been a change in the security certificate. Please ACCEPT this new certificate, it is valid. We re sorry for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience.

Library Hours During Spring Break

The Library will be open during Spring Break but will have reduced hours. Please note the following:
Friday, March 19: 8:30am – 4:30pm;
Saturday, March 20: Closed;
Sunday, March 21: Closed;
Monday, March 22: 8:30am – 4:30pm;
Tuesday, March 23: 8:30am – 4:30pm;
Wednesday, March 24: 8:30am – 4:30pm;
Thursday, March 25: 8:30am – 4:30pm;
Friday, March 26: 8:30am – 4:30pm;
Saturday, March 27: Closed.
The 24 hour zone will be open throughout the break.
Normal business hours will resume on Sunday, March 28. Our hours are also posted on the Library’s web site.

Database trials for history and women’s studies

Trinity College Library has trial subscriptions to several online resources. See ‘Database Trials” at for details.

Watkinson Library Hours

New Watkinson Library hours for the spring semester: Monday-Friday 11:00-4:30 and Saturday April 17-May 8, 12:30-4:30.

14 Days Thank you!

Thanks to all of you who gave us your feedback during 14 Days to Have Your Say! We are reviewing over 100 comments from you, and we hope to pursue some of your suggestions very soon! We will update the 14 Days site with a more specific response by late April. Your feedback is valuable to us! In the meantime, please continue to talk to us in any of the following ways: