IOA Library Late Opening this Friday

By Volkan L Akgunlu, on 23 September 2015

The Institute of Archaeology Library will be opening late, at 10.00 a.m. this Friday 25th of September owing to our regular monthly staff meeting.

Sorry for any inconveniences.

The book bin will be left open for the return of items.

Skills in seconds

By Jes Cooban, on 23 September 2015

Sills in secondsThis year the library has created a series of short films introducing print and online resources available from UCL Library Services. Each film in the series lasts around 60 seconds and they cover all the basics from Explore to What is a database. They are available via the Library website or direct from our Library Youtube channel .

Classics Reading Room

By Jes Cooban, on 11 September 2015

As part of the refurbishments and furniture upgrades we will be closing the Classics Reading Room (Room 121 in the Main Library) for the duration of one week, 14th-18th September. This is so we can lay flooring in the gaps that were generated by the removal of old furniture and book cases. As the works will involve screeding of the floor, infilling flooring and some joining and welding the reading rooms will be inaccessible.

We apologise for any inconvenience – please note a fetching service will operate.

E-books on demand@UCL now offering Cambridge University Press e-books

By Jes Cooban, on 2 September 2015

x26122cf47a400ff05ae6193377dc9e4b_f860780.jpg.pagespeed.ic.eWkJLRVPvo19,000+ Cambridge University Press e-books available until 31st August 2016 – read the e-books you want and UCL Library Services will buy the most popular.

For the next 12 months (1st September 2015 – 31st August 2016) UCL staff and students will have access to over 19,000 e-books published by Cambridge University Press via the Cambridge Books Online website. We will shortly be loading catalogue records so that you can find these additional e-books via Explore.

This is the latest of our E-books on demand@UCL projects, which are designed to involve UCL staff and students in the selection of e-book content. Since the projects started in 2014, UCL users have been able to read and download thousands of extra e-books across a wide range of subjects and nearly a 1000 e-books have been purchased as a result. Go to our Ebooks on demand@UCL webpage to find out more about the various projects.

Classics reading rooms in Main Library

By Jes Cooban, on 20 August 2015

Please note – on Monday 24th and Tuesday 25th August some Main Library reading rooms will be having study tables replaced with new ones and this includes one of the Classics reading rooms. This means the room will be closed on the Monday and Tuesday to allow the tables to be replaced and for shelving to be removed.

This is expected to take the full 2 days, although rooms will re-open sooner if work is complete.

A book fetching service will be operating.

Apoligies for any inconvenience.

Trial access to The Brill Dictionary of Ancient Greek

By Jes Cooban, on 5 August 2015

34732UCL has trial access to The Brill Dictionary of Ancient Greek until 28th August 2015. For off-site access please use Web WTS or Desktop@UCL Anywhere.

The Brill Dictionary of Ancient Greek is the English translation of Franco Montanari’s Vocabolaria della Lingua Greca. With an established reputation as the most important modern dictionary for Ancient Greek, it brings together 140,000 headwords taken from the literature, papyri, inscriptions and other sources of the archaic period up to the 6th Century CE, and occasionally beyond.

Please send feedback on this resource to your subject librarian.

Loeb Classical Library Online

By Jes Cooban, on 29 July 2015

We have now have access to the Loeb Classical Library Online.

The Loeb Classical Library online contains all the volumes in the series of Greek and Latin up-to-date texts with parallel English translations published since 1911. Fully searchable, there will be biannual additions to this virtual library of all that is important in classical literature.

The online versions of the individual volumes will appear in Explore in due course.


IOA Library Closure on Tuesday

By Volkan L Akgunlu, on 16 July 2015

Institute of Archaeology Library will be closed on next Tuesday, 21st of July due to the annual UCL Library Services Staff Conference.

Sorry for any inconveniences.

Opening times of other UCL libraries are available here:


Summer in the Library

By Jes Cooban, on 24 June 2015

01-summer-newsletterThe summer issue of UCL Library Services’ Newsletter is now available.

Read all about the scintillating launch of the first fully open access university press in the UK, discover insights into UCL’s early champions for the creation of the NHS and see how the Library’s Strategy on Outreach is making a real difference to sixth form students in London. And we have packed lots of news on our Special Collections, in print and online, spanning from the Neolithic Age in the Orkneys to Jewish collections on show in London and in Barcelona, with a special feature about some beautiful and humorous digital exhibitions created by UCL BASc students as part of their course. We also feature the latest exhibition from our Queen Square Library and a new training facility in our Joint Library of Ophthalmology.

Oxford Scholarship Online

By Jes Cooban, on 17 June 2015

9780199272334We now have a subscription to the Classical studies module of Oxford Scholarship Online.

Catalogue records / SFX activations are being worked on currently (so that the item will appear in Explore)

We also have access to Oxford Handbooks Online but as this initial subscription will end in August 2016 and usage is to be reviewed prior to renewal please send any feedback to lib-eresource-help@ucl.ac.uk