Month: September 2012

For Thesis Writers: Library Lockers are available

If you are a student writing a thesis and do not have a thesis carrel (sorry, they are all rented!), we do have a limited number of lockers available in the Library to rent. You can store your books and other material in these lockers. The rental cost of the locker is $20.00.  If you would like a locker, please contact Jeff Liszka at the Library.

Fall Library Newsletter Online!


The Fall 2012 Library Newsletter is now available in our Digital Repository!

International Students Library Social!

This Thursday at 6 pm, all first-year international students are invited to the Phelan Room in the library for free food and casual conversation with some friendly librarians. We want to know how your semester is going, so come and enjoy some dinner with us!

Join the event on our Facebook page ( , or email with the Subject line, “Attending”

Research Associate Office Hours

Research Associate Erica Bertoli will be holding office hours in the library for students’ research questions every Tuesday from 12:30-2:30 pm and Wednesday from 8-10 pm.

Students can find her in the Consultation Room on Level A, and she will also be available on chat during those hours. If you would like to make an appointment with her, you can use the Library Scheduler online: (choose “Meet-With-A-Research-Associate”)

Erica is a Political Science major with broad interests, and we’re thrilled to have her join the team as a peer mentor!

Writing Center Satellite Location in the Library!

Starting tonight, Sept. 18, students can come to the library on Tuesdays from 4-8 pm for help from Writing Associates! The Writing Center will be staffing a satellite location at the Reference Desk/Consultation Room on Level A every Tuesday evening, offering writing assistance to students through scheduled appointments and drop-in sessions.

How Do I…


Reserve a Study Room?

You can book study rooms online with our Library Scheduler at From the main library page, you can quickly get here by looking under the “Meet the Research Librarians” block on the right and clicking on “Make an appointment.”

Follow the steps on the webpage to select your room, the duration of the reservation (study rooms can be reserved for up to 3 hours), and the date/time you wish to use it (only available times will be shown). Provide your name and email, and you will receive a confirmation email for your room reservation shortly. Group study rooms are for use by groups of 2 or more students. Each contains a whiteboard, network and power jacks, and a table with 4 chairs.

Further questions? You can email us at, or chat with us online through the library website.

Library turnstile: Use your IDs!

Our new turnstile is now operating, so remember to swipe your ID cards when you enter the library! To exit, you can go to the left of the turnstile (it is enter-only, at this point).

Textbooks on Reserve


The Library has once again placed on reserve some of the most expensive textbooks that are required for fall 2012 courses.  They are available for 2 hour loans.  To see a list of the 60 textbooks, go to the course reserves on the Library’s homepage ( The course number is LIBR108: Textbook Reserves.

Become a Research Associate!

Do you love information and research? Do people turn to you for help with research problems because you’re the one who will just figure it out? Is the word geek even remotely appealing?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you may want to be a Trinity College Library Research Associate, a highly-trained peer mentor for library research.

Full-time undergraduate and IDP students may apply. Applications are due by October 15.

Would you like more information? Contact Erin Valentino. You can email her, message her or stop by her office.

You can also check out the current Research Associates here: They’re happy to share about their projects and experience!