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:


Library Late Opening on this Friday

By Volkan L Akgunlu, on 27 May 2014

The Institute of Archaeology Library will be opening late, at 10.00 a.m. this Friday,30th of May, owing to our usual monthly staff meeting. Sorry for any inconveniences.

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

IOA Library Bank Holiday Opening Hours

By Volkan L Akgunlu, on 21 May 2014

The Institute of Archaeology Library will be open next Monday on the Bank Holiday, 26th  May: 11.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.

Opening times of other UCL libraries over the Bank Holiday are available here:


All week loan books borrowed or renewed on Monday 19th May will be due back on Tuesday 27th  May. All issue desk books/teaching collections borrowed after 4.00 p.m. on Friday 23rd May will be due back by 10.00 a.m. on Tuesday 27th  May.

UCL Petrie Museum launches 3D online object library

By Jes Cooban, on 7 May 2014



UCL’s Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, which holds one of the top specialist collections of ancient Egyptian artefacts in the world, has launched an interactive online 3D object library, allowing visitors to view the artefacts in the same way as curators.

IoA History of Archaeology Seminar

By Volkan L Akgunlu, on 6 May 2014

 IoA History of Archaeology Network Seminar

TOMORROW 5.15-6.15 pm, Room 612, UCL Institute of Archaeology

The Griffith Institute Series: Annie Pirie Quibell and Rosalind Paget

Two intrepid Victorian women who went out to Egypt at the turn of the 20th century with Flinders Petrie…

Lee Young (Griffith Institute)

Lee Young will discuss how Miss Paget and Miss Pirie came to Egypt in the first place, and show how it was to live and work in Egypt through their paintings, the photographs of the period and the larger than life characters they met.



By Jes Cooban, on 30 April 2014


UCL now has a full subscription to BoB, the online TV and Radio resource:  http://bobnational.net

UCL students and staff can record and share broadcast material; they can also create clips to use in teaching.  The programmes are saved indefinitely on BoB and you can access the archived clips and programmes from other users.  There are some video tutorials on the BoB homepage, and De Montfort University have some BoB guidance that might be helpful (http://libguides.library.dmu.ac.uk/content.php?pid=479023&sid=3924522 ).

You can also link across to the programmes/clips from online reading lists.

IOA Library Bank Holiday Opening Hours

By Volkan L Akgunlu, on 28 April 2014

The Institute of Archaeology Library will be opening between 11.00 and 6.00 p.m. on the Bank Holiday Monday next week, 5th  May.

Most of the major UCL libraries will be opening on reduced hours on the Bank Holiday Monday, but please be aware that some outlying libraries are closed and opening hours are not the same across all libraries. For details of sites and opening hours, please see our web pages:


Library Easter Closure

By Volkan L Akgunlu, on 16 April 2014

The Institute of Archaeology Library will be closed for the Easter Holiday from the 17th of April until Wednesday the 23rd of April 09.30 am.

Any teaching collections or Issue Desk books borrowed after 13.00 on Wednesday the 16th of April will be due back by 10.00 a.m. on Wednesday the 23rd of April.

Please see our web pages for details of the arrangements for other library sites on the Easter Holiday: