Berkeley Library Law Section To Close For Two Weeks..

We love the minutiae of university life. Whilst the world rages around us  the University Times can dedicate a full page article to some work happening in the law library that may disturb students for two whole weeks !


The law section of the Berkeley Library is set to close for the next two weeks, forcing Trinity’s law students to find somewhere else to study.

Starting on October 20th, the lowered seating area in the Morrison Room will be closed for two weeks as a new fire detection system is installed. The work is expected to be completed by November 4th.

According to an email forwarded to all law students from Subject Librarian for Law Terry McDonald, scaffolding will be set up on October 20th and 21st. McDonald also indicated that this would be when most noise would occur. The work will not affect any access to book shelves and McDonald said that alternative studying areas are available to students on the first floor and throughout the building.

In the email, McDonald said “the Library is sorry about this unavoidable disruption” to students and their study.

The installation is part of Berkeley Library Electrical Upgrade Project. The project also saw the installation of USB ports in outlets in the Lecky Library in August of 2016 and several other upgrades throughout the library.

The new fire system is just one of a number of measures currently being undertaken by the library. Over the summer, work was completed on Iveagh Hall which saw the installation of a new seating area. The Lecky Library will also be refurbished but this will be under the €4 million Arts Block project.

The upgrades come as the Berkeley celebrates its 50th anniversary.

Work on Berkeley Library Set to Displace Law Students