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Welcome to the Faculty of Classics Library and Archives.

The Library supports the research of senior members, postgraduates, official visitors and undergraduates of the University of Cambridge.

The Archives hold records connected to the work of Classics Faculty staff and scholars. For more information see "about the Archives".  

Library Opening Hours (updated 4 October 2021)

The Library is open 9-6 Monday to Friday.  We are also open 2-5 Saturday in term, depending on staffing.  So check on the websitie if you intend to visit Saturday and we will note any Saturdays we are closed in term.  See below for available services.  Staff are available via . (This is subject to change so please check regularly).  

When moving around the Library and if there are more than 2 people studying at a desk then please wear a face covering.  There are materials for wiping the desks if you wish.

Library Services on offer (last updated 21 September 2021):

Study Space and Borrowing: 

There is now no need to book a desk to study or to borrow.  We ask that people space themselves as much as possible around the Library. So one person per desk, then when necessary 2 people at opposing ends and so on.  If there are 3 or more people from different households/bubbles then please wear a face covering when at the desk.

If you cannot visit the library to borrow please email library@classics.cam.ac.uk with details of the books you require and the person who will be collecting them for you and we will arrange for the items to be issued to you.

Any problems please contact library@classics.cam.ac.uk.  

Returns:

Books may be returned to the library and discharged via the self-issue/return machine.  Books may also be returned via the Sidgwick Book return boxes by Lady Mitchell Hall and near the English Faculty.  Please note that there may be a delay in books returned via the sidgboxes being removed from your borrowing record.  

Scan and Deliver:

Current staff and students requiring one chapter or article from a book/ journal may request a scan to be emailed to them.  Details available on the UL website, and please fill in the form for books held at Classics too.  

https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/using-library/zero-contact-services/scan-deliver

Check the staying safe information on the University website for details on dealing with the pandemic.  Check the University Library using the libraries page for further information on Library services available across the University at this time.

 

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(Please note that the fine will not be cleared automatically on payment. You must wait until a member of library staff receives a notification during the working day. You can also pay fines via "my account" on iDiscover.)

 

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Opening Hours and Contact Details

Library Opening Hours and Contact

Open 9-6 Monday to Friday, 2-5 Saturdays (depending on staffing)
 
 

Archives Opening Hours and Contact

The Archives are open to email inquiries from readers.  We are currently not able to facilitate in-person visits until further notice.

Tel: +44 (0)1223 335167
E-mail: archives@classics.cam.ac.uk

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