Library and Research Resources

The library system of the University of Chicago, one of the largest university collections in North America, contains over 12 million volumes in print and electronic form. Classics students will find most books and periodicals dealing with the ancient world in the Joseph Regenstein Library, but may on occasion want to consult holdings in the Oriental Institute’s Research Archives, the D'Angelo Law Library, or the John Crerar Library for science and technology.

Classics Specialist at Regenstein Library: Catherine Mardikes

See the Library’s Research Guide to Classics for a comprehensive list of resources and don't miss the Logeion online Greek and Latin dictionary.

The Classics collection began as a key component of the Library’s founding acquisition, the Berlin Collection of 1891, and subsequent development has been continuous. Ongoing routine acquisitions as well as substantial block purchases and donated collections have built one of the country’s most significant research resources in the field. 

In addition to current monographs, the Library receives more than 1500 serials of interest for the study of ancient Greece and Rome.  Major editions of classical texts printed from the Renaissance through the 18th century are found in the Special Collections Research Center, which also houses collections of papyri and Greek and Latin manuscripts.

The Classics Reading Room contains a full collection of Greek and Latin texts and commentaries, as well as the epigraphic, art historical and archaeological collections, other basic resources, and comfortable places to work and study with other classicists.

•   The Library Catalog

•   Research Guide to Classics at the University of Chicago Library

•  Classics Serials Guide with links to full-text journals and  UofC E-Journals

•  Research Guide to Papyrology

•   Online Primary Sources

·    Greek

·    Latin

•   Regenstein Course Reserves through Chalk

•   Interlibrary Loan Request Forms including Uborrow. BorrowDirect, and Scan and Deliver