Library News



New Greek Lexicon

On behalf of CUP - the Library would like to draw attention to the forthcoming publication:
In 2017, Cambridge University Press will be launching a new Ancient Greek-English Lexicon of intermediate size (a single volume containing approximately 1500 pages), aimed primarily at students, but also of interest to scholars, as it draws upon the most recent textual and philological scholarship. The Cambridge Greek Lexicon will be available in both print and digital versions. For the digital product, we would like to get a better understanding of your requirements in order to ensure that it meets your needs. We are looking for feedback from everyone who has used, is currently using or is intending to use a dictionary of Ancient Greek in the near future. Some of the questions may not apply if you have not used a Greek dictionary yet, in which case please only answer those questions relevant to you. We would be very grateful if you could post this survey on your forum/discussion board for your members to be completed as their feedback will be invaluable to us. The survey should take approximately 10 to 15 minutes. All responses will be kept confidential. The survey is open until Thursday 4th February 2016. Please click Survey to participate.

Free Offprints / pamphlets in the Computer Room

Please help youself to any of the offprints from Room 344 at the far end of the Library.

Library Annual Report

The Current Annual Report for 2014-2015 is now available. Previous reports will be posted in due course.

Evening opening in the Spring Term

The Library will have extended opening hours until 8.00 pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 12th January until 23rd March 2016.

Library entrance gate

There is now one entry / exit gate into the library Library staff appreciate your patience as readers may have to wait to exit / enter at busy times.

Virtual Tour of the Library

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

Another possible method of access is via a JPASS membership. This allows individuals to have access to almost all Jstor journals for an annual fee. Members of the group Hortensii : tackling the problems facing PhD's without permanent jobs have a 25% discount on a JPASS subscription which Roman and Hellenic Society members can benefit from. Contact Eleanor Dickey for a link to the discount offer (E.Dickey@reading.ac.uk)

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 2016 / 2017 are invited - closing date 31st January 2016.
Details about the post can be found here.

Payments to the Joint Library of the Hellenic & Roman Societies

Please note that all payments for Joint Library business (for scans / prints / 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". 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.

Opening hours / Closure periods

Full details are provided here Opening hours / Closure periods

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