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Name of Library: Institute of the Classical Studies Library and Joint Library of

the Hellenic and Roman Societies

Address: Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU

Town: London

Telephone: 020 7862 8709

Fax: 020 7862 8735

E-mail: colin.annis@sas.ac.uk

Website: http://icls.sas.ac.uk/library/Home.htm

Alternative names


Mr. Colin H. Annis

Job Title


Purpose and main user community of the library

To promote classical studies; undergraduates, graduates, researchers, society members.

Terms of access

Visitors accepted for up to 2 days to consult material not easily accessible elsewhere.

Opening hours

M-F 09.30-18.00 (Tu, Wed & Th until 20.00 during term); Sa 10.00-16.30 (except August).

Disabled access

Library is currently on 2nd floor, but will be moving back to 3^rd floor during 2009; there are lifts.


Only to subscribing members.


107,000 (c. 8,000 theological)

Periodicals - Back Issues

885 (c. 28 theological)

Current Periodicals

605 (c. 26 theological)


CD-ROMs, including Library of Latin Texts (previously CETEDOC Christian Latin texts) (for text searching).

Volumes added per year

c. 3,000 (no separate theological statistics)


Early Christian Fathers (including Corpus Christianorum, Series Latina, & Sources

Chretiennes); Greek and Roman religion and its relationship with Christiantiy; Judaism in the

Graeco-Roman world.

Special Collections


Research resource

As under coverage. The library is a major national and international research resource in its field.

Catalogue Type


URL of catalogue


Other facilities

Photocopying (during 2 day visit); other facilities only available to members.

Full Time Staff 6

Part Time Staff

Voluntary Staff

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