Saturday, 28 July 2018

Summer closing period / Extended loan periods

Today - 28th July - is the last Saturday when we are open 10 - 4.30 until Saturday opening re-starts on September 8th.

A reminder also that we close at 6.00 pm on Friday 17th August for 2 weeks and re-open on Monday 3rd September at 9.30.

Any ordinary loan books will be issued to cover the closed period and "week loan" books can be issued over this period from Monday 13th August.

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Strike action affecting entry to Senate House on 6th June 2018

While a planned strike by IWGB members (cleaners, security, porters and post-room staff) will be taking place on Wednesday, 6 June 2018, our Library will be open for business as usual. 
There will be picketing throughout the day, and we expect some disruption and noise around the perimeter of Senate House. There will be additional security guards on the front doors of both buildings checking staff and library passes.
Staff, students and visitors may be subject to a bag search if security deem this to be necessary.
The IWGB union has announced a protest in the evening from 5.30pm to 7.30pm outside Senate House and it is expected that there will be noise throughout the duration of the protest.

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

No access into Senate House after 7.00 pm tonight 22nd May 2018

The Library is open as usual, but there will be no admission to the building after 7.00 pm. Readers already in the building will be able to stay until the usual library closure time of 8.00 pm.
Please address any comments about this to:
Dr Ghazwa Alwani-Starr
Director of Property and Facilities Management
University of London
0782 5513966

Increased security today 22nd May

Random bag searches are in place today due to increased security.
We apologise for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Library Survey - last few days - ends midnight 21st May

We look forward to receiving your responses to our annual survey.
This helps with future planning for the library.
We welcome your comments / suggestions.
Please take part! The link is available here

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Library Survey 2018

Please take a few moments to complete our annual library survey which will be available until midnight on 21st May.

All replies are anonymous. A print version is also available at the Library Desk. Thank you for your time.

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

New display of book jackets

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

Friday, 16 March 2018

John Casey Numismatics 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.

Thursday, 1 March 2018

Early closure Thursday 1st March now confirmed

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

Early closure TODAY 28th February

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

Library closure on Thursday 22nd February

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

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Welcome to the team - two Library Assistants

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

Congratulations & Farewell, Molly Richards

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.