Libraries

Classics Library Services

THE CLASSICS LIBRARY'S COLLECTIONS ARE ARRANGED AS FOLLOWS:

  • Stack level 6: Greek and Latin language and literature. Also, oversize books.
  • Stack level 5: Bound journals. Also, Greek, Roman, Byzantine, and Modern Greek archaeology and history.
  • Stack level 4: Philosophy, religion, early church, numismatics, papyrology, epigraphy, sociology, law, music, art, architecture, science and medicine of ancient Greece, Rome, Byzantium and Modern Greece. Also, elephant folios. 
  • Mezzanine opposite the Circulation Desk: Reference books and unbound ‘current’ journals. 

THE CLASSICS LIBRARY'S MAJOR SHELVING LOCATIONS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

REFERENCE COLLECTION

  • In the stacks across from the Circulation Desk.
  • Non-circulating.
  • Library Use Only.  
  • Cannot be desk or office charged. 

CLASSICS STACKS

  • A book may be marked "Library Use Only," but can be office or desk charged to UC faculty, Tytus fellows, and graduate students in Classics Only.

CLASSICS OVERSIZE

  • A book may be marked "Library Use Only," but can be office or desk charged to UC faculty, Tytus fellows, and graduate students in Classics Only.

JOURNALS (BOUND)

  • Stack level 5.
  • Non-circulating, but may be desk or office charged to UC faculty, Tytus fellows, and graduate students in Classics Only

ELEPHANTS  

  • Stack level 4.
  • Non-circulating.
  • Library Use Only.
  • Cannot be desk or office charged (exceptions will be made for UC classics professors who wish to demonstrate a book in class).

PALAEOGRAPHY

  • Palaeography Reading Room, room 414A.
  • Non-Circulating. 
  • Cannot be desk or office charged (exceptions will be made for UC classics professors who wish to demonstrate a book in class).
  • Ask Library Staff for assistance.

RARE BOOKS AND MANUSCRIPTS

  • Stack level 4. 
  • Non-circulating.
  • Cannot be desk or office charged.
  • Staff will retrieve books from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, M-F, for use on tables in the Circulation area. 

AUDIO-VISUAL COLLECTION

  • Room 415.
  • Ask Library Staff for assistance.

MAPS

  • Map cabinet on stack level 6.
  • Library Use Only (exceptions will be made for UC classics professors who wish to demonstrate a map in class).
  • Ask Rebecka or Mike for assistance.

MICROFILM/FICHE

  • Room 415.
  • Ask Library Staff for assistance.

GERMAN DISSERTATION COLLECTION

  • On microfilm and print originals. 
  • Originals are housed on the mezzanine and are very fragile. It is strongly recommended that you use the microfilm copies.

WALL 5

  • Nineteenth-century books.
  • Library Use Only.
  • May be desk or office charged.

GLASS CASE

  • Non-circulating and cannot be desk or office charged (exceptions will be made for UC classics professors who wish to demonstrate a book in class).
  • Ask Library Staff for assistance.
Library staff and student

Bibliographer Mike Braunlin helping students at the Circulation desk.

THE CLASSICS LIBRARY'S CIRCULATION POLICIES

  • UNDERGRADUATES: 3 week loan with 4 renewals.
  • GRADUATE STUDENTS, STAFF AND FACULTY: Semester loan with 2 renewals.
  • FINES: Regardless of the loan period, a book may be recalled by another library user any time after 3 weeks. Fines for recalls are $1.00/day. If a book is not returned, you will be charged a $100 replacement fee + a processing fee after a grace period of one month.  
  • DESK AND OFFICE CHARGES: Classics Graduate Students, Faculty and Tytus Fellows may charge Classics Library materials to their desks/carrels or offices, including "Library Use Only" items. Books whose status is "Library Use Only" and which are stamped "Library Use Only" may not be checked out to a personal account and removed from the library. They can only be checked out to an office, desk, or shelf. Only Classics books can be desk or office charged, although please note that the following materials may be consulted in the library proper ONLY and cannot be desk or office charged: reference books, current unbound journals, elephant folios, the books in the Palaeography Reading Room, the books in the Glass Case on S5, and the books in the Rare Book & Manuscript Room. 
  • Langsam or other UC Libraries’ books must be charged to your personal account. 

The loan period for desk and office charges are:

  • 1 semester for books.
  • 3 weeks for bound journals.

The number of items that can be checked out are:

  • 500 to personal accounts.
  • 100 to desk or office accounts.
Student workers at the Circulation desk.

Student workers filling OhioLink and ILL requests at the Circulation desk.

OHIOLINK BOOKS

  • STUDENTS: 3 week loan with 6 renewals. 
  • FACULTY: 6 week loan with 6 renewals. 
  • Note: All OhioLINK loans are subject to holds placed on the books by the owning library, but there is no recall mechanism. Fines are 50 cents per day for the first 30 days, with a max. of $50. 

RENEWALS OF UC AND OHIOLINK BOOKS

You will receive email notices sent to your UC email account for:

  • Books that are soon due.
  • Books that have been recalled. 

You have two options for renewing books to your personal account:

  • Renew books online through "My library record" assuming that you have renewals left and that no one has requested any of your books.  
  • Bring the books to the Circulation Desk to have them renewed in person assuming that you have renewals left and that no one has requested any of your books. 

BOOKS FROM OTHER UC LIBRARIES

Use the REQUEST button in the library catalog to have a circulating book from another UC library sent to the Classics Library Circulation Desk for you to check out. It normally takes 2-3 working days to have the book sent to the Classics Library. If you need the book more quickly, it is better to pick up the book yourself.

SWORD

SWORD is the regional storage facility that UC shares with several other OhioLINK libraries in southwest Ohio. Again, use the REQUEST button to have a SWORD book sent to the Classics Library. It can take up to a week to get a SWORD book.

OHIOLINK ITEMS

Use the OHIOLINK button in the Library catalog when:

  • You can’t find the book in UC’s collection.
  • Book is checked out on a personal loan (check the due date). 
  • Book is marked as missing. 

It normally takes 3-4 days to have an OhioLINK book sent to the Classics Library, but at times, it may take up to a week to get a book.

INTERLIBRARY LOAN ITEMS

If a book is not available through UC or OhioLINK, you can go through the Interlibrary Loan link on the Classics Library homepage to access ILLiad, the program used by UC to handle ILL requests. After you have set up a personal account, you can request books and articles and monitor the progress of your requests. The length of time it takes to get ILL requests varies, as does the loan period.