Magee Irish Collection Relocation

IMG_7355Building Work being undertaken at Magee has necessitated that the Irish Collection in Magee Library be relocated to safeguard the books and journals.

The relocation process and preparation of a new room will mean that the Irish Collection will be unavailable for consultation from Monday 6th March until Monday 3rd April.

Apologies for any inconvenience.

John Sprinhall Collection

The John Springhall Collection is now available for consultation in the Coleraine campus Library.  The Collection consists of comics (loose and bound volumes), some lecture notes, newspaper cuttings, and publicatons on youth work, Scouts, Boys’ Brigade and Woodcraft Folk.  Some items from the collection will be on display in Coleraine Reading Room 1 from January 19th until early Feburary.

For more informaiton consult the Special Collections Guide.

The Making of Modern Law: database trial



The Making of Modern Law: Trials, 1600-1926 describes the courtroom dramas that gripped American society, the British Empire, and the world. This fully-searchable digital collection includes unofficially published accounts of trials; official trial documents, briefs, and arguments; and official records of legislative proceedings, administrative proceedings, and arbitration sessions. The collection also supports studies in government, psychology, critical theory, theater and performance, gender studies, race studies, and journalism.  Avaialbe from the Portal Library and ICT Tab, Databases A-Z list until 3rd Feburary.


Exhibition of Writers’ Work in Coleraine Campus Library

This exhibition has been created to coincide with Coleraine Literature Festival being held at the Riverside Theatre, 4th – 6th October 2016 and will be on display throughout October.

It consists of some of the works of those delivering sessions at the festival and includes books from the campus libraries as well as material from the John Hewitt collection.

Included is a selection of typewritten poems by Damian Smyth that was sent to John Hewitt in 1980 and now is part of the John Hewitt collection.

Also on display are some of John Hewitt’s notebooks which contain a selection of his handwritten poems on travel.

Migration to New Worlds: Database Trial


The Library currently has a trial to the database, Migration to New Worlds, which provides access to 350 years of primary source material relating to migration. The database includes colonial office records, diaries, travel journals, ship logs and plans.

To access the database, go to Url:

Access is available on-campus only until 4th December.

If you have any feedback or questions about this resource, contact the Library Arts Team, email:

Magee 150th Anniversary Exhibition

As part of the 150th anniversary celebration of Magee College, the Library Arts team have curated an exhibition in Magee Library entitled, ‘In the Beginning’. This uses source documents from Magee Special Collections to tell the story of how the College came into being. The documents cover the period 1815 to the inauguration of the College in October 1865. The documents give an insight into nineteenth-century Presbyterianism and also into the struggle within the Church about the proposed College.