Institute of Archaeology


Institute of Archaeology Library

The UCL Institute of Archaeology Library was founded in 1937 to support teaching and research at the new Institute of Archaeology and has subsequently gained an international reputation as one of the finest archaeological collections in the world.

The Institute Library is now part of UCL Library Services. Related collections of interest are to be found in the Main Library (Ancient History, Jewish Studies, Latin American History, History and Classics) and in the DMS Watson (Science Library) (Anthropology, History of Science and Geography).


Archaeology fron help point

UCL Libraries

The Institute of Archaeology Library contains approximately 70,000 books, and nearly 800 current periodicals (journals). 

Archaeology collection

Other archaeology collections and resources in UCL

UCL holds a number of museums, archives and library collections useful for the study of archaeology.

Library Floor Plan


Archaeology Library Floor Plan

Archaeology Library Plants


Welcome to the Institute of Archaeology Library`s world of plants!