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Sackler Library: A Brief Guide : Home

general information about the Sackler Library collections and borrowing regulations

Contact Details


1, St John Street

Oxford OX1 2LG

The Library is number 42 on the map of Oxford libraries (square C6).

tel 01865 278092








Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 9 am to 10 pm (last admission 9.40 pm)

Saturday 10.00 am to 5.00 pm (last admission 4.40 pm)

Closures: Good Friday and Easter Monday: August Bank Holiday Weekend and St Giles Fair weekend

Christmas Closure:from Christmas Eve to New Year's Day inclusive (with minor variation from year to year)


About the Sackler Library

The Sackler Library is one of the principal research libraries of the University of Oxford

specialising in Archaeology, Art History, and Classics (Ancient History and Literature).

Subjects by Floor

Eastern Art, Archaeology and Architecture Ancient to Modern : Floor 3

Western Art and Architecture Ancient to Modern :Floors 2 and 3

Classical and Byzantine Art and Archaeology: Floor 1

Papyrology and Graeco-Roman Egypt :Floor 1

Near Eastern Archaeology,Cuneiform languages,Egyptology and Coptology :Floor 1

Ancient History and Epigraphy:Ground Floor

Classics Lending Library;Ground Floor

Classical Languages and Literature research Collection: Lower Ground Floor

Numismatics; Ground Floor (Haverfield Room)

European Archaeology, North African Archaeology,Scientific Archaeology; Lower Ground Floor

Further information is available in our main Readers' Guide posted above





Borrowing from the Sackler Library

Undergraduate,postgraduate and Visiting Students

9 items in total .Limit of 6 from any one category

(Classics lending Library book,Classics lending Library article,

main Collection book or journal)

University staff and Academic Visitors

6 items in total from Main Collection books and journals.

Loan periods

Books  1 week

Journals 2 days

Books may be renewed 3 times using SOLO patron functions or

by telephone.Journals cannot be renewed.


Books:  20p per day Journals £1.00 per day to a maximum of £10 per item.


Vacation Borrowing

Books and articles from the Classics lending Library  ONLY can be borrowed

from Monday of 8th week until Monday of 1st week of the following term.

Subject Guide