The APGRD houses a comprehensive library on the performance and reception of ancient texts. This collation of literature is unique, covering ancient epic and drama, the history of classical scholarship, literary theory, classical reception and performance history and practice. The specialist journals cover dance, drama and classics. As well as scholarship, there is a collection of playtexts, novels and poetry. Most of these books date from the 19th century onwards but there are also rare books dating from 17th and 18th centuries.

Students, researchers and practitioners can consult these items by appointment, please contact to arrange an appointment.