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.