I spent yesterday afternoon in the spangly new McClay Library at Queen’s University in Belfast. The library opened in 2009 (like the David Wilson Library at Leicester) and seems to have plenty of computer terminals and quiet study spaces. I was in the Special Collections room with some theses and other rarer materials. I found yet more maths in feminist literary criticism in the Field Day vols. 4 and 5.
Visiting other libraries is always kind of fun, and I’m lucky that the QUB library is so well stocked on Irish literature materials that I can use if I’m home in Bangor.
My plan to dander up to MacNeice House on the Malone Road was scuppered by the cold. It is really, really cold here. So cold and snowy that the ‘Echo’ sculpture outside of the library has a snow-hawk.