Friday, 16 March 2018
On 12th March the Numismatics Room in the Library was renamed in honour of John Casey (1935-2016) who has remembered the library so generously in his will. The event was held in support of the Library Fundraising campaign and an audience of invited guests, including a number of John's friends and former colleagues. The unveiling ceremony was held after an amateur dramatic event "Queen Elizabeth and the Twelve Caesars" which retold the (true!) story of the offer of coins to Queen Elizabeth I in 1561. The play was written and directed by Andrew Burnett.
Thursday, 1 March 2018
Due to the inclement weather and possible transport difficulties it has been decided to close the Library at 7.00 pm this evening. Unfortunately network problems have not enabled an update to be placed on our webpage.
Wednesday, 28 February 2018
Due to the adverse weather conditions / travelling difficulties in London, the library will close at 7.00 pm this evening. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Wednesday, 21 February 2018
The Institute of Classical Studies Library / Hellenic and Roman Library will be closed on Thursday 22nd February. This is because the Library staff are taking part in or supporting the University and College (UCU) Union's strike action to defend their right to a fair pension. We are hoping to open as normal on subsequent days. If anyone wishes to make comments, they are encouraged to request University management to resume negotiations with UCU. More information about the strike http://www.ucu.org.uk/why-we-are-taking-action-over-USS
Thursday, 8 February 2018
The Library is very pleased to welcome back Louise Wallace, a previous Library trainee, who has recently completed a MSc in Library Science at City University, as well as Steve Cosnett, who has been working as a casual assistant for some years. Between them they are filling the position left vacant by the previous Trainee Librarian.
Wednesday, 17 January 2018
The Library staff would like to thank Molly Richards for the time she spent with us as a trainee librarian (August 2017 - January 2018), and wish her all the best in her new post working at the Oxford English Dictionary.
Friday, 10 November 2017
Foundation Day, Tuesday 21st November 2017The library normally closes early to allow for the Foundation day ceremonies but this year the building will be closed for the entire day. There will be no access into either the North or the South Block. The Institute of Classical Studies Library / Hellenic and Roman Societies Library will be closed from Monday 6.00 p.m. until Wednesday 22nd November 9.30 am
This is on the advice of the Metropolitan Police in order to ensure a safe environment for Foundation Day guests. The Warburg Institute in Woburn Square will remain open.
We apologise for the inconvenience caused.