Bibliotheca Teubneriana Latina and Thesaurus Linguae Latinae

By Jes Cooban, on 18 September 2014

UCL now has access t300x300_c7026842deae03430db73684822e0377o Bibliotheca Teubneriana Latina and Thesaurus Linguae Latinae

  • Bibliotheca Teubneriana Latina provides access to all editions of Latin texts published in the Bibliotheca Teubneriana, ranging from antiquity and late antiquity to medieval and neo-Latin texts.
  • Thesaurus Linguae Latinae is a comprehensive, ongoing scholarly dictionary of ancient Latin from the earliest times through AD 600. The content of TTL online is identical to that of the printed version of the Thesaurus. Each year the contents of the newly printed fascicles will be added to the database.

If you have any questions about using these databases, please contact your subject librarian

Trial access to Very Short Introductions

By Jes Cooban, on 17 September 2014

UCL has trial access to Very Short Introductions until 17th October 2014. For off-site access to this trial, please use web WTS or Desktop@UCL Anywhere

Launched by Oxford University Press in 1995, Very Short Introductions offer concise introductions to a diverse range of subject areas from Climate to Consciousness, Game Theory to Ancient Warfare, Privacy to Islamic History, Economics to Literary Theory.

Since the series was launched it has continued to offer new books each year for students and scholars, and the avidly curious, offering a bridge between reference content and higher academic work.

Please send feedback on this resource to your subject librarian.Booksbig


By Jes Cooban, on 3 September 2014

Explore will be unavailable in the early hours of Sunday 7 September while upgrade work takes place. The service should be considered ‘at risk’ for the rest of that day and on Monday 8 September, while this work takes place.library-card-catalogs


While the service is unavailable the location and availability of physical stock can be checked via Copac, and the library webpages can be used to access online databases and electronic journals.

IOA Library Bank Holiday Closure

By Volkan L Akgunlu, on 18 August 2014

The Institute of Archaeology Library will be closed next Monday on the Bank Holiday, 25th  of August.

Sorry for any inconveniences.

For more information

please click the link below


New accessions

By Jes Cooban, on 13 August 2014

PompeiiNew accessions lists for June & July 2014 are now available

RFID tagging work in the IOA Library this August

By Jes Cooban, on 30 July 2014


The Institute of Archaeology Library will commence work on tagging the stock and the introduction of RFID (Radio-frequency identification or preparing the books for the self-issue system) on Friday 1st August

Work will take 4 weeks in total and there will be disruption to the service and restricted access to certain sections of the library while this is taking place. Some reading rooms may be temporarily out of action while work is in progress. Alternative quiet reading space will be available on the 4th floor throughout August and readers are welcome to collect materials from the library and use them there. Please ask at the Issue Desk to make arrangements.

Visitors are advised to contact the Institute of Archaeology direct nearer the time to check availability of particular items they require to avoid a disappointing visit. We will do all we can to ensure the smooth running of the service.

We hope to go life with self-service on Monday 1st September.

Please check the web site regularly for updates or ask staff at the Issue Desk.

Library Late Opening on this Friday

By Volkan L Akgunlu, on 22 July 2014

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

Sorry for any inconveniences.

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

Library Closure on the 11th of July, Friday

By Volkan L Akgunlu, on 20 June 2014

Owing to UCL Library Staff Conference all Libraries at UCL , including IOA Library, will be closed on the 11th of July, Friday 2014.

This closure will affect both day-time and evening services. Normal opening will resume on Saturday 12th July.

The book bins throughout the UCL Libraries  will be left open for the return of items.

On the central campus, only the Science (DMS Watson) Library will be available for study, but there will be no staffed library services available. The ISD Helpdesk based here will be open as normal.

Week loan books borrowed or renewed today, 4th July, will be due for return on Monday 14th July. Any issue desk or teaching collection items borrowed after 4.00 p.m. on Thursday 10th July will be due back by 10.00 a.m. on Monday 14th July.

For information on other libraries, please see the web pages at:


World Archaeology Festival 2014

By Volkan L Akgunlu, on 9 June 2014

Start: Mar 21, 2014 11:00:00 AM
End: Jun 14, 2014 5:00:00 PM

Location: UCL Institute of Archaeology

The Institute’s contribution to the Council of British Archaeology’s Festival of British Archaeology will take place on Saturday 14 June from 11am-5pm

The ‘World Archaeology Festival: Passport to the Past‘ will involve lots of activities taking place in Gordon Square and in the Institute of Archaeology building for families and all members of the public.

Tours of the Institute’s world-renowned collections and object handling-sessions will be available while archaeologically-related activities for adults and children alike will also be on offer as well as displays of experimental archaeological techniques.

For more information please click here


IOA Library Summer Vacation Opening Hours

By Volkan L Akgunlu, on 6 June 2014

Institute of Archaeology Library Summer Opening Hours, Saturday 14th June to Sunday 21st September:

Monday – Friday: 9.30 a.m. to 9.00 p.m.

Saturday: 11.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.

Sunday: closed

Please note that all books remain subject to recall throughout the summer vacation period, even if you are not in the UK.

  • All loan statuses on books remain the same throughout the summer.
  • If you are going away on fieldwork, please arrange for someone to renew any books on loan for you or return them before you go. Please note that if you ask someone to come into the library and renew/issue/return books for you, they will also have to bring in a letter from you authorising them to use your card. This is a legal requirement placed on all libraries under Data Protection Law.

For details of the summer vacation opening hours of other UCL libraries, please see our website at: