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Staff Contact Details

If you would like to contact Library staff through the website, please use our Ask a Librarian service. Alternatively, you are welcome to contact us using the details below.

Library Address: General Enquiries

The Classical Faculty Library
Sidgwick Avenue

Tel: +44 (0) 1223 335154


Lyn Bailey

As Faculty Librarian, Lyn is responsible for offering professional advice on all aspects of the Library Service, its policies and its future direction. She is also Secretary of the Faculty’s Library Committee.



howeAssistant Librarian

Stephen Howe

Stephen deputises for the Librarian when required. He also liaises with lecturers to obtain reading lists and match Library stock to student needs. He runs Library tours for new undergraduates in Michaelmas Term, and he is the Library representative on the Student-Staff Joint Committee.



Senior Library Assistant

Sheryl Wamball




Library Assistant

Carmen Preston

Carmen shares responsibility for running the Issue Desk; and for procesisng, cataloguing and ordering new books. Carmen also helps to maintain the periodical collection. 


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Opening Hours and Contact Details

Full Term: Monday - Friday 08.50 - 19.00; Saturday 09.00 - 18.00 

Vacation: Monday - Friday 09.00 - 17.00; not open on Saturdays.

The Library will be closed Friday 30th March, Monday 2 April and Tuesday 3 April.

Please note: the Library door locks 10 minutes before closing time.

Tel: +44 (0)1223 335154

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Feb 09, 2018

Details of how to apply for this fixed-term post are available online. Closing date 7 March 2018.

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Feb 08, 2018

Dr Galanakis has been elected to a regular membership of The Archaeological Society at Athens, the oldest archaeological organisation in Greece established in 1837.

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