Library News



New scanner

The library is pleased to announce that the new Zeutschel Zeta scanner has arrived and available for use by readers. Scans are made in color / greyscale or black and white. The cost is 5p per scan or 10p per printed page (black and white prints only). Please bring your own USB / Memory stick. With the scanner, volumes are placed face upwards in the book cradle which protects volumes from being damaged. Library users are required to purchase a re-chargeable card for 1.00 to which credit may be added. Library staff are generally available to show readers how to make scans.

JSTOR access

Unfortunately it has not been possible to re-establish off-site access for members of the Hellenic and Roman Societies. However, any individual can join JSTOR's Register and Read Scheme which provides free, limited access to the back issues of a number of journals in classics and related disciplines. Further information is available here

Access to JSTOR is still possible from the Computer Room within the Joint Library and we would like to remind members that they may be able to obtain off-site access via their own academic institutions.

Winnington Ingram Trainee Library Post

Applications for 2014/2015 are now closed. Details about the post can be found here.

Payments to the Joint Library of the Hellenic & Roman Societies

Please note that from 1st May 2013, all payments for Joint Library business (for photocopies / postage / sales of books from our duplicate book sale shelves / donations and fines) are to be paid into a new account "The Roman Society - Joint Library". Anyone who has a old style invoice or payment request slip which requests payment to The Hellenic Society - please disregard this and pay the new account. Due to the charges imposed with credit / debit card payments, we can only accept card payments for amounts of 10.00 and over.

New Library Service

By registering your email address to the New Books List you will receive an monthly announcement giving details of the books recently acquired by the library arranged by subject categories.

New Acting Director of the Institute of Classical Studies

Professor John North has agreed to take on the post of Acting Director from 2012. For more details about him and the appointment, follow this link: Press release. We anticipate that a long-term appointment will be made early in 2013.

Evening Opening

Evening opening for the Spring Term (on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays until 8.00 p.m.)has now ended and will re-start for the Summer Term on Tuesday 29th April until Thursday 12th June 2014

Christmas / New Year closure 2014 / 2015

The Library will close at 5.30 pm on Thursday 23rd December and will re-open on Monday 5th January 2015

Summer Closure

Please note: The Library is normally closed for the last two weeks in August / early September (to include the Bank Holiday Monday), on all Saturdays in August.

Postage charges

Please note that postal charges (franking rates) for sending postal loans / photocopies have increased from 31st March 2014

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