Library

Research - Library Reading Room

Library

The AAR Library contains 167,000 volumes in the fields of classical studies and the history of art and architecture with strong collections in ancient Mediterranean art and archaeology, classical literature, ancient topography, and related fields.

Color photograph of two bookshelves in the AAR library

Notices

Due to COVID-19, the Arthur and Janet C. Ross Library will remain closed until November 2, 2020.

Library - Request Forms

Request Forms & Services

Learn more about requesting items from storage, in-process items, and rare books, as well as about interlibrary loan, scanning and photocopying, and internet access.

Research - Library - Collections

Collections

The library contains 167,000 volumes in classical studies and the history of art and architecture with strong collections in ancient Mediterranean art and archaeology, classical literature, ancient topography, and related fields such as epigraphy, numismatics, and papyrology.

Two men and two women sit at long tables and read books and other materials from the AAR Library; books rest on the shelves of tall wooden bookcases that line the walls, interspersed by tall windows that let in daylight

Friends of the Library

Annual contributions from the Friends of the Library, founded in 1961, support the library’s collections.