Admission and Membership
Visitors and Non Members
Subject to the discretion of the Librarian, anyone with appropriate accreditation / photo I.D. may apply for reference access for a maximum of two days, particularly to consult material not available elsewhere, by completing a Visitor's form upon entry to the Library. However, the Librarian reserves the right, to refuse admission. If the Library is overcrowded at any time non-members may be asked to return when there is less pressure on space.
Admission to the Library is available to members of the Institute of Classical Studies, and to members of the Hellenic Society and Roman Society, both categories being automatically registered as readers.
Institute of Classical Studies
Reference use only
Free of charge
Appointed teachers and other full-time teachers in the University of
London in subjects within the scope of the Institute.
Graduates pursuing postgraduate studies in the University in subjects within the scope of the Institute.
Teachers in Classical Studies from other universities and university colleges in this country and from universities in other countries.
Research students in Classical Studies from other universities and university colleges in this country and from universities in other countries, who are recommended by their academic supervisors.
Other persons approved by the Director.
Hellenic and Roman Societies
Borrowing up to 4 volumes per Society for 30 days, either in person or by post. Readers are permitted one renewal of another period of 30 days. If volumes are returned within the ‘grace period’ of one week beyond the due date, then no fines are payable – otherwise there is a fine of 20p per day for each overdue volume from the due date.
Hiring slides and purchasing filmstrips from the Slides Collection
Open to all those interested in any aspect of Hellenic and/or Roman studies, including:
Individuals (Sponsor's signature required)
Full members (Sponsor's signature required)
Student members - Students are permitted to have up to 9 years at the student rate to allow for undergraduate and postgraduate work (Tutor's signature required)
For library regulations, please see the following document:
Library Rules and Regulations