The Library is maintained jointly with the Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies and in association with the Institute of Classical Studies. Members of the Society will be issued with a library card on their first visit. The Honorary Librarian is Professor Michael Trapp (Kings College London).

Membership benefits

  • The majority of the library’s collection (c.152,000 books and c.1500 periodical titles) is on open access shelves for members to browse or borrow
  • Remote access to JSTOR
  • Members in the UK are entitled to borrow 4 books for a 30 day period
  • Postal loans service within the UK
  • Advance ordering of books for collection
  • Paper copies / or scans supplied by post or electronically to members outside London
  • Late opening during term until 8pm three evenings a week
  • Free wifi and three reading rooms offer members a congenial place for work or study


Library Floor Plan & Virtual Tour

Opening hours

Tuesday :

9.30am - 6.00pm
9.30am - 8.00pm
9.30am - 8.00pm
9.30am - 8.00pm
9.30am - 6.00pm
10.00am - 4.30pm

 Out of term: the library closes at 6pm.


The Library

Contact Information

Library front desk: 0044 207 862 8709

Ms Joanna Ashe, MSc, MA

Deputy Librarian:
Mr Paul L. Jackson, MA, MCLIP

Senior Library Assistant:
Ms Susan J. Willetts, MSc, MA, BA, MCLIP

Library Assistants:
Mr Christopher Ashill, BA, MLib, MCLIP

Ms Flor Herrero, BA

Winnington Ingram Trainee post
Ms Molly Richards, BA

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