Maynooth University

participating with a display

Exhibition dates and information: The Russell Library at Maynooth University is taking part in the University of Oxford project ‘Seeing Euclid’ during the month of July 2018. An exhibition of mathematical texts curated by Ciarán Mac an Bhaird (Department of Mathematics) and Barbara McCormack (Special Collections Librarian) launched on Wednesday, 27th June in the Russell Library. ‘Reading Euclid: examining the key mathematical text through an exhibition at the Russell Library’ will run until Thursday, 26th July. The exhibition is open to the public by appointment, please contact or telephone +353 1 7083890.
Location: Russell Library, South Campus, St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland.
Directions: The Russell Library is on the south campus in St Mary’s quadrangle. Entering the building by the President’s Arch at the back of St Joseph’s Square, turn left and follow the cloister. Ring the Russell Library doorbell to gain admittance.

Items on display

For details on the books on display, see the blog entry on the library’s website, ‘Reading Euclid’: Examining the key mathematical text through an exhibition at the Russell Library.

You may also download a copy of the exhibition catalogue or view it below:


The Russell Library houses the historical collections of St Patrick’s College, Maynooth which was founded in 1795 as a seminary for the education of Irish priests. The reading room was designed by renowned British architect and designer Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin (1812-1852) and completed in the year 1861. The Library contains approximately 34,000 printed works with imprints from the 15th to the mid-19th century. The collection includes approximately 7,000 ESTC items, 59 incunabula, over 12,000 pamphlets in bound volumes, and 2,500 bibles.