Resources and links for Classics and Ancient History

The Lacey Library

The Lacey Library is a closed-access room where you may borrow books for short periods of study in the Reading Room. The Library was named after Emeritus Professor Patrick Lacey, whose generous gift of books is the core of the collection.

The Lacey Library is open 11am-2pm, Monday to Thursday, during the semester, and is located on the 7th floor of the Humanities Building.

Antiquities Collection

Classics and Ancient History has a small teaching collection of ancient coins and original antiquities from Greece, Rome, Egypt and the Near East. The intention of the collection is to provide a reasonably representative assemblage of different types of artefact from the areas around the Mediterranean, ranging in date from ca. 4000 BC to the fourth or fifth century AD.

The collection of artefacts is exhibited within the W.K. Lacey Memorial Library, in the Humanities Building room 722 (206.722), and can be visited by appointment during term time.

The coin collection, mainly Roman but including some Greek, is not normally exhibited, but again consultation can be arranged by appointment.

To make an appointment, please contact Associate Professor Anne Mackay, Curator (

Staff-student research seminars

Postgraduate students are expected to attend all Classics and Ancient History research seminars, and MA and PhD students are asked to present a paper on their research. You should make a point of attending all seminars even when the topics are unrelated to your immediate interests. There is no more cost-effective resource than the knowledge of your companions in learning.

Classics and Ancient History Subject Librarian

The Classics and Ancient History Subject Librarian is Mark Hangartner. Mark can help with finding items, using the Library's online databases (JSTOR, Project Muse, L'Année philologique and others), and organising your reference list.

You are welcome to email or phone Mark at any time. Mark has an office hour Tuesdays 1-2pm, in Arts Building, 206-304.

Room 120, Level 1, General Library
Phone: +64 9 923 8059

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