Textbooks at the Library

In recognition of prodigious textbook costs that can create a barrier to student learning, the library has purchased over forty texts assigned this semester and placed them on permanent physical reserve!  We encourage everyone to review the list below and use any of the available titles. Thanks to an extremely generous donation made by the […]

Seniors: Thesis Carrel Information

A limited number of study carrels (with lockers) on Level 3 can be reserved for one academic year by senior thesis writers. Thesis Carrels are given out on a first-come, first-served basis to current Senior Thesis writers in the beginning of each fall term. Study carrels without attached lockers may not be reserved, officially or […]

Explore Films About Afghanistan

The library’s licensed resource Docuseek offers films tracing the history of Afghanistan and offering a perspective on the past four decades in that country. For example: Afghanistan 1979: The War that Changed the World focuses on the Soviet invasion, starting a war which lasted ten years and played a role in the collapse of the […]


Trinity College has a license for Atlas.ti for qualitative data analysis. It is installed on all public computers and is also available on our Windows Virtual Desktop. The current version requires all users to create a free Atlas.ti account in order t…

Using Microsoft OneDrive for Shared Documents

Microsoft’s Office365 OneDrive for Business application, available through our campus license, is a useful tool for sharing collaborative documents in a classroom or workspace. This can be Word documents for student group notebooks or assign…

WordPress upgrades

On Wednesday August 18th all WordPress sites, plugins and themes on commons.trincoll.edu will be updated to the latest versions. There may be short periods where sites are unavailable but the disruption should be minimal. If you notice any problems wi…

HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Program Ends August 12

When the library was closed and we were unable to circulate materials, HathiTrust, in response to the COVID-19 emergency, created an Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS).  ETAS made 135,137 print titles we hold available in digital format to Trinity College faculty, staff and students.  As access to our print collection returns to normal, the conditions […]

Spotlight on New Acquisitions: Two early works by a prominent American woman printer

With the exception of perhaps Gutenberg, the names of printers do not often feature prominently in historical narratives. Even on the title-pages of the books they bring into being, their names—if they appear at all—are generally relegated to the margins. This marginalization may seem obvious and natural since, for many of us, the most salient …

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