Collections and resources at the Sackler Library


The Sackler Library’s current holdings range across the following subjects:  

  • Classical & Late Antique Art, Archaeology & Architecture, including the Roman provinces
  • Classics (History & Literature)  
  • Egyptology & Ancient Near Eastern Studies  
  • Prehistoric - Contemporary Art, Archaeology & Architecture of Europe and the Mediterranean Region  
  • Middle & Far Eastern Art, Archaeology and Architecture (Ancient – Contemporary), including Western Asia & the Indian Subcontinent
  • Western Art, Archaeology and Architecture (Ancient – Contemporary)
  • European & World Archaeology
  • Archeometry/Theoretical & Scientific Archaeology
  • Numismatics  
  • Papyrology

Recommend a resource

Use the Bodleian Libraries recommend a purchase form to suggest or request items for purchase by the library. 


The Sackler Library welcomes offers of materials relevant to its collections which meets the Bodleian Libraries Collection Management Policy for Donations. Please do not deliver books to the Sackler Library without discussing your offer with the appropriate subject librarian first:

  • Ancient Near Eastern Studies, Egyptology: Susanne Woodhouse
  • European and World Archaeology: Helen Worrell
  • Classics, Ancient History, Classical Art & Archaeology, Late Antiquity, Numismatics, Papyrology: Charlotte Goodall 
  • Eastern Art and Architecture (Middle East/Islamic, East Asia, South & South East Asia), Art and Architecture of the Western Tradition (Middle Ages – Contemporary): Clare Hills-Nova

Contact a subject librarian at the Sackler Library.


To find out more about collections and resources for your subject, visit our subject research guides: