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Archive opening hours - by appointment only

Opening hours are currently restricted to Tuesdays and Wednesdays 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm.

Special arrangements can be made to accommodate those who cannot visit on these days, or if you are an overseas visitor requiring a longer block of time. However, please note that the archive is always closed to visitors on Fridays.
Please email at least two weeks in advance to request an appointment.

Seasonal Closures 2018:

The archive and Ioannou Centre are always closed during the annual St Giles' Fair. The dates for 2018 Fair are Monday 3 and Tuesday 4 September.

Information on using the Archive

Researchers use the APGRD Study Room, located on the first floor of the Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies at 66 St Giles' Oxford, to consult the archive collections and our comprehensive reference library. 

Instructions on how to use our online databases to request archive material will be sent on confirmation of an appointment. While our reference library is free to browse, the archive material is not and items must be requested in advance of any visit.

Pens are not permitted to ensure the preservation of the archive materials. Researchers are free to use the Common Room and the hot drinks vending machine during their visit but only bottled water is permitted in the Study Room. The building's main entrance is swipe-access only; please use the intercom to enter the building and report to Reception. The building is fully accessible. 

Contact details

Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies
University of Oxford
66 St Giles’
Oxford OX1 3LU
Telephone: +44 (0) 1865 288 210

APGRD location