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.
The Worth Library also holds the Robert Boyle archive, comprising over 20,000 leaves. The digital manuscript is available for consultation by appointment only.
The Worth Library also offers Research Fellowships and a History of Science Research Award.
The Worth Library offers exhibitions online. 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.”