IOA Library Closure this Saturday, 19th of March

By Volkan L Akgunlu, on 14 March 2016

The Institute of Archaeology Library will be closed this Saturday 19th of March due to toilet maintenance. The entire 5th floor, the library, the computer room and the toilets will be closed.

Sorry for any inconveniences.


New accessions

By Jes Cooban, on 9 March 2016



The new accessions list for February 2016

is now available

UCL Press

By Jes Cooban, on 9 March 2016

UCL Press is the first fully Open Access University Press in the UK. It seeks to use modern technologies and 21st-century means of publishing/dissemination radically to change the prevailing models for the publication of research outputs. Grounded in the Open Science/Open Scholarship agenda, UCL Press will seek to make its published outputs available to a global audience, irrespective of their ability to pay, because UCL believes that this is the best way to tackle global Grand Challenges such as poverty, disease, hunger.

UCL Press

Now available

Trial access to Early Church Texts

By Jes Cooban, on 25 February 2016

UCL has trial access to Early Church Texts until 4th March 20Papyrus_Bodmer_VIII16. An individual username and password is required for access, please see the UCL e-resources password page.

Early Church Texts is an extensive resource for the study of early Christianity. Offering extensive links to information on around 800 people and themes, and around 230 Church Councils, from the first five centuries of church history.

It contains 225+ carefully prepared on-site texts (original language with English translation alongside) from the first five centuries of the life of the Church; and also gives easy access to complete Greek and Latin texts which are in the public domain and translations (where found available) from the first five centuries.

Please send feedback on this resource to your subject librarian.


IOA Library Late Opening this Friday

By Volkan L Akgunlu, on 24 February 2016

The Institute of Archaeology Library will be opening late, at 10.00 a.m. this Friday 26th of February owing to our regular monthly staff meeting.

Sorry for any inconveniences.

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

Wiley Online Library

By Jes Cooban, on 24 February 2016



UCL currently has access to over 14,000 e-books available through Wiley Online Library. This is an EBA project which began in November 2014 and was due to finish in November 2015. Due to the popularity of the e-books included in the project, it has now been extended and will run until November 2016.

Library news

By Jes Cooban, on 17 February 2016

UntitledThe Spring 2016 edition of the Library Newsletter is now available.

In this issue we have news on smart spaces, service excellence, self-service and special collections, as well as pamphlets, films, bibliometrics and matters bibliographic.

Finding Material for Essays, Dissertations & Theses

By Jes Cooban, on 17 February 2016


If you are starting your dissertation soon don’t forget there is lots of help available at UCL Libraries including this helpful guide which is also available in hard copy.

New accessions

By Jes Cooban, on 10 February 2016


The new accessions list is now available

New Research Grid in the Science Library opens to graduate students

By Jes Cooban, on 3 February 2016

ResearchThe brand new Research Grid, providing graduate students with improved learning facilities, is now open. Refurbishment of old office space on the 4th floor of the Science Library has provided a contemporary 74-seat space for graduate students to study either collaboratively or in private.