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Faculty of Classics

 

The Classical Faculty Library is situated on the University's Sidgwick Site, which is located half a mile from the city centre, on Sidgwick Avenue. Walk along Sidgwick Avenue from the Silver Street / Queens' Road junction. Turn right into the Sidgwick Site. Below is an interactive map:

 

Accessibility

The Classical Faculty Library welcomes disabled students and visitors. For further help or information please contact the Library.

The outer doors of the building open automatically for disabled access: please use the push-pads. The Library is situated on the ground floor. The main reading room is wide, with desks running down each side, and the main shelves are located in the centre of the Library. These shelves are more easily accessed from the left-hand walkway, and are spaced at one-metre intervals. Please ask Library staff if you need any help in reaching books on the shelves. 

You can also download a disability access map of the Sidgwick Site.

 

Contact Us

General enquiries:

The Classical Faculty Library
Sidgwick Avenue
Cambridge
CB3 9DA

Tel: +44 (0) 1223 335154
E-mail: library@classics.cam.ac.uk

 

Staff: 

baileyLibrarian

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.

  

 

Assistant Librarian

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

 

Senior Library Assistant

Sarah Burton

Sarah is mainly responsible for classifying and cataloguing books, and running the Issue Desk. She also maintains the periodical collection, including electronic journals, as well as updating the Library web pages and ordering new books.

Library Assistant

Cristobal Zarzar

Library Assistant shares responsibility for running the Issue Desk; and for processing, cataloguing and ordering new books and helps to maintain the periodical collection. 

 

 

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The Faculty of Classics is delighted to announce the establishment of the Brian Leech Memorial Fund. The Fund comes about thanks to a generous donation by Emma Gleave, and is made in memory of her late father, Brian Leech. Brian Leech had a long and successful career as both barrister and judge. He also greatly enjoyed classical studies – with a life-long passion for ancient Greek and Latin languages.