Hours: Monday to Friday 11am-1pm, 2pm-4pm Location: The Edward Worth Library (1733), Dr. Steevens’ Hospital, Dublin 8 Contact: 00 353 (0) 1 635 2215, firstname.lastname@example.org Access: contact library, need references and statement of research project Website address: http://edwardworthlibrary.ie/
The Worth Library is a collection of 4,400 books, left to Dr Steevens’ Hospital by Edward Worth (1676-1733), an early eighteenth-century Dublin physician. The collection is particularly strong in three areas: early modern medicine, early modern history of science and, given that Worth was a connoisseur book collector interested in fine bindings and rare printing, the History of the Book.
The Ussher Project aims to produce a scholarly three-volume edition of the correspondence of James Ussher, Archbishop of Armagh (1625-1656). Ussher has justifiably been described as Trinity College Dublin’s greatest scholar and one of the most influential intellectuals of early modern Europe. http://edwardworthlibrary.ie/the-republic-of-letters/.
The Worth Library also holds the Robert Boyle archive, comprising over 20,000 leaves. The digital manuscript is available for consultation by appointment only. http://edwardworthlibrary.ie/Science-at-the-Worth-Library/Robert-Boyle-Archive/.
The Worth Library also offers Research Fellowships and a History of Science Research Award. Information can be found here: http://edwardworthlibrary.ie/research-fellowships/ and http://edwardworthlibrary.ie/Science-at-the-Worth-Library/History-of-Science-Research-Award/.
The Worth Library offers exhibitions online: http://edwardworthlibrary.ie/exhibitions-at-the-worth/. Some of the past exhibitions available online include “Dr Steevens’ Hospital: A History,” “Botany at the Worth Library,” and “Infectious Diseases at the Worth Library.”