Reading Room

I. The Reading Room

Photography of Institute Library

The Reading Room is located on the first floor of the Institute of Archaeology, 36 Beaumont Street and is part of the common room. It houses a non-circulating library of specialist European and Classical archaeology books and periodicals. The holdings include legacies from Stuart Piggott, Sonia Hawkes, John Lloyd, Mervyn Popham and others. There is also a map and reference section.


Opening Hours: The Reading Room is open during Institute hours (During Term: Monday to Friday 9:00-5:00 or by special arrangement with the Administrator)



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  2. If you remove a book, please sign and date a 'Book temporarily removed' card. Place it on the shelf where you found the book. Upon reshelving, return the card for use again.
  3. Books are to be reshelved after use to their proper place by the user.
  4. Conversation should be kept to a minimum.
  5. Large piles of books, notes and personal items should not be left in the Reading Room for extended periods of time.
Facilities in the Reading Room:

Eduroam Wi-Fi is available.

II. The Reserve Library

A Reserve Library located in the Seminar Room on the ground floor of the Institute contains rare books, some periodicals, and the offprint collection. The library catalogue includes items in the reserve library and entries are appropriatly marked. Access to this room is restricted depending on scheduling of the room for seminars and lectures. Permission should be sought from the Librarian.