Classics Library Policies

The world-renowned UC Classics Library aims to be a welcoming place for students and scholars of classical antiquity. Because of its unique special collections, there are some rules that must be respected in order to gain access and to use the Library:

  • All users must sign in and leave their photo IDs and bags at the Circulation desk. Handbags and laptop bags must be shown to the Circulation staff.
  • If you need to access the Library's stack floors, please ask the Circulation staff to unlock the door after leaving bags and IDs with them. Bags and IDs are securely locked away until you leave the Library.
  • All books have safety tags that must be desensitized by the Circulation staff. If the alarmed gate sounds, you must return to the Circulation desk and show any bags, including handbags, and coat pockets to the Circulation staff.
  • Food and drink, including water, are strictly forbidden inside the Library. Water bottles can be placed on the small table by the door as you enter and picked up as you leave. There are seats in the Lobby where you may eat and drink as well as a water fountain.
  • If you are visiting the Library, please note that the Circulation Area, the main Reading Room, and the Palaeography Room are wheelchair accessible. However, the mezzanine and the book stacks on the lower floors are not. For those areas, material retrieval services are available. Please consult Circulation staff for assistance or call 513-556-1315. Most UC libraries are wheelchair accessible, though not all. Please contact each library directly to inquire about accessibility and available services. See a complete list of libraries.

Thank you for your cooperation.

in the Scriptorium