#LetterstotheLibrary

Hi all, My name is Niamh, I’m the archivist managing Donegal County Archives, the local authority archive service of Donegal County Council. For those of you who don’t know, Donegal is a large, mainly rural, county in the far north of Ireland. It is in the Republic of Ireland, though we share a border with […]

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Dracula in Dr Seward’s Library The Library is always there in a crisis. At life’s critical junctures, when there’s no choice but to adapt to change, the Library is a constant support. Here we are again, only this time, the feeling is that the ‘crisis’ has yet to take recognisable shape. More than that, it’s […]

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Letter from the Medical Library I work as a Helpdesk Supervisor for the Medical Libraries of the University of Edinburgh. This means that I normally divide my time between the Royal Infirmary and the Western General Hospital, where the libraries are located. We provide a necessary service for medical students, researchers and medical staff. For […]

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Tara at the Special Collections Reading Room

A Library placement

Hi there! My name is Tara and I am an Information and Library Science MSc student at the University of Strathclyde. From January to March I was on a student placement at the National Library of Scotland. This was a fantastic opportunity for me to gain some real work experience and put theories from my […]

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A Whole New World Like most Edinburgh residents I, at times, get frustrated at how busy the city centre gets, but I’m really starting to miss those crowds. The first indication that my working life would soon be drastically different came on Saturday 14 March. Having dashed to the supermarket before starting a Saturday shift […]

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Sunset Song is now available to read on our website

We have just made available all the books published by James Leslie Mitchell (1901-1935) during his lifetime on our website. Included are the three novels he published under the pseudonym Lewis Grassic Gibbon namely “Sunset Song” (1932); “Cloud Howe” (1933) and “Grey Granite” (1934) which are collectively known as “A Scots Quair”. http://digital.nls.uk/lewis-grassic-gibbon-books You can […]

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Heading for the Hills I am a manuscripts curator in the Manuscripts & Archives Research Collection in the Library of Trinity College, the University of Dublin. Trinity responded very swiftly to the Covid19 crisis by closing down on 13 March. The ‘act first ask questions later’ approach, vital under the circumstances, left some difficult tidying […]

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