The Library is maintained jointly with the Societies for the Promotion of Hellenic and Roman Studies and in association with the Institute of Classical Studies (University of London). It contains over 130,000 volumes, 22,000 bound volumes of periodicals, thereby bringing the overall total to almost 152,000 volumes. The Library has an international reputation as one of the world’s foremost Classics libraries.
At the end of each term we refresh the display of book jackets from hardback books
to show a selection of new books received.
The display is behind glass panels near the entrance to the archaeology / art room
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.
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.
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
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.
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.