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National Book Festival: Saturday, Aug. 30, Free! Amazing Authors!

August 6, 2014 - Mark your calendar for an amazing, free event: The 14th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Saturday, August 30, from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, and there’s a terrific line-up of authors and events. It’s a month earlier than usual and has moved from the National Mall to the Convention Center (read: Air conditioned splendor in August!). The Washington Convention Center is conveniently located at the Mount Vernon Square Metro subway station on the Yellow/Green lines. Author Pavilions:  From 10:00 a.m. until … Continue reading
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Books for Summer

June 25, 2013 - Looking for a good book for the beach? We've got some ideas! Continue reading
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The Day the Wikipedia Died

January 17, 2012 - Don’t panic, students, but on Wednesday, January 18th, 2012, Wikipedia will be offline. I repeat, you will not be able to access Wikipedia. Why? Wikipedia, and other websites are protesting SOPA, the Stop Online Piracy Act, a bill currently in the House of Representatives that would impose penalties on websites suspected of violating copyright, in particular websites not originating from the United States, in US courts. You read that correct: SOPA would impose penalties, like removing a website from the Internet, without due process. No trials, no hearings, just gone. In addition, the bill would allow the government to punish … Continue reading
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Howard University Joins the WRLC!

January 9, 2012 - Happy New Year, Trinity! 2012 starts with some good news: effective today, January 9th, Howard University has joined the Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC). The Trinity community now has access to over 11 million items through the WRLC. Students, faculty, and staff may visit the Howard libraries in person, bringing a valid and current Trinity ID, and request books from Howard via the WRLC catalog. Howard has particularly strong collections in Afro-American Studies, Divinity, and International Affairs, along with a robust Health Sciences program. We hope to have more good news from the WRLC soon, and on behalf of the … Continue reading
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QR Codes at the Library

October 14, 2011 - You may have noticed an increase in strange symbols on ads and products around town. They look like this. They are QR codes, which stands for “Quick Response.” Using a smartphone (Droid or iPhone, for example), you can scan a QR code, which will take you to a website or an app store, among other places. Think of them as a barcode, but instead of giving you a price, they give you a website, or additional information about what’s scanned. The library uses QR codes as well. Paper copies of magazines and journals are upstairs in 208, but most issues … Continue reading
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Update barcode

August 31, 2011 - Please register and update your library barcode! All library patrons must have a current barcode registered in the library in order to use library resources. This includes checking out reserve books, videos, and other materials; requesting materials from other WRLC libraries. Visit the Library homepage to review Trinity Library Resources  for other off campus services. New students, faculty, and staff Library should visit the library in order to complete the registration. Be sure to bring your Trinity ID. Returning patrons can call the library at (202) 884-9350 or renew barcodes in person. Continue reading
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Contact the Sister Helen Sheehan Library at 202-884-9350, or by email at

Contact the Sister Helen Sheehan Library at 202-884-9350, or by email at